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Essie Summers Retirement Village - Resthome

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Vacancy
No
Name
Essie Summers Retirement Village
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
222 Colombo Street
Sydenham
Christchurch 8023
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 337 2702
Fax
(03) 332 4470
Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Rosemary Deane - 03 337 2702
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Melanie Asuncion
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Winner: 2019 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. At Essie Summers Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, we also provide resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

Since 2014, we’ve repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Essie Summers is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that the care centre has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

Ryman’s seasonal Delicious menu continues to be highlighted as an area that we go above and beyond in. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs. There is a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option, where the aim is to tempt all taste buds. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Private rooms are spacious and include monitored call bells. You can choose from a selection of room layouts, all with an ensuite bathroom.

Amenities include a hair and beauty salon, café and shop. To ensure your safety at all times, we have 24-hour security on site. Our village also has emergency generators in our care centre, serviced apartments and village centre.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our caring teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Essie Summers, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

The Lifestyle at Essie Summers Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare our care centre with other providers, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of the care centre lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure your move into resthome care is a smooth and informed transition.
We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy No
We can offer a wonderful care environment for all residents. With award winning gardens and a stunning internal atrium residents enjoy the best of the outdoors all year round! For more information please phone Rosemary Deane on 337 2702. Even if we show no vacancies, we would like enquiries as this is updated daily and there could be vacancies coming up.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 11 Nov 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 14 Nov 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Our resthome has a full time registered nurse dedicated to this area, who overviews the clinical care of all residents in the resthome.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We are able to access the expert advice of a nurse practitioner should this be required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As much as possible, the same caregivers will care for you each shift so they will get to know you well. All our caregivers are supported to undertake training in care of the older person.
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator in the resthome who works 5 days per week and delivers a wide range of activities for the resident to participate in should they wish.
Hairdresser Yes We have a fully equiped hairdressing salon on site.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes We welcome visitors to our resthome and should you require the services of specialists we will assist you in accessing the appropriate people to meet your requirements.
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes As required
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes Meetings held bi-monthly
Family Committee Yes Meetings held six monthly
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Special Features
Special Features
On the main street of Christchurch, we have exceptional and friendly staff, award winning gardens and are across the road from Countdown and public transport.

Ryman have now introduced a new initiative of providing Resthome Level care in our Serviced Apartments. Please contact the village for information.
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have an extensive activities programme and are involved in many of the varying interests of our residents. Please feel free to contact at any time for further information.

Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Arthritis society, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lions, Mah Jong, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pianist, Petanque, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Roses, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Stroke Group, Theatre, Travel, Videos, Views
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals With our our chefs making delicious and scrumptious meals Beckenham Courts Retirement Village offers a wonderful array of meals and spreads for you to enjoy.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Beckenham Courts Retirement Village is a family community. We have a team of dedicated staff that are attentive to all individual requirements.
Associated Complexes A member of the Ryman Healthcare Group.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the village for further information.
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We respect all religions and denominations
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km Bus stop over the road
Shops 0.00 km Countdown opposite village
Mall 1.00 km Spotlight Plaza
Parks 0.90 km Sydenham Park
Library 2.50 km Spreydon Library
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Ryman Accreditation Programme
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 26 Jun 2018

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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