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Homesteadcare Ilam
Rest Home Care
7 Ilam Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
Postal Address
Same as above
(03) 982 0677
(03) 982 0678
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Hamish Rose - 03 982 0677
Clinical Nurse Manager
Lea Rountree - 03 982 0677
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy Yes
Full and partial ensuite options available, wheelchair friendly
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Apr 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 200 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 4 Yes
Diversional Therapist 35 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes On Referal
Accredited Visitors Yes Details on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Nurse Maude input from there dedicated staff. In-house GP.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Nurse Maude input from there dedicated team. In-house GP.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Continence specialist input
Stomal Therapy Yes Nurse Maude community input
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes Burwood Hospital specialist input
Infection Control Yes Infection Co-coordinator staff member. CDHB input for up-to-date information.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes Clinical Nurse Manager. Experienced nursing staff with variable skills.
Other Specialties Yes Quality Care Co-coordinator. Parkinson Care Specialist. Dietitian input for setting the daily menus, and education. Podiatrist input.
Updated: 29 Aug 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You can bring in your own furniture, although all rooms are furnished.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes 1 twin room with shower & toilet en suite.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Cockatiels and pet therapy input.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms are wired so Residents can have their own phone connected if they wish. The home has a designated Reisdent's line and there is a cordless phone to enable Residents to make or receive calls in the privacy of their room if they wish.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Heating on automated thermostats
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three separate lounge areas Two have TV and radios.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have our own wheelchair bus which enables all our Residents to go on outings, generally twice a week
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meetings
Family Committee Yes Care Plan reviews every 6 months and family contacted with any changes as required.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No We are a smoke free facility
Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Special Features
Special Features
We are a privately owned home and hospital with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We offer excellent meals with special diets catered for - you are welcome to visit at any time. We are just 1 km from the beautiful grounds of the Homestead at the University of Canterbury with their wonderful rhododendron display and many lovely walks are available close by. We have dual purpose beds which enables hospital or rest home level of care - if a rest home Resident's level of care changes to hospital care, they can remain in the same facility although they may have to change rooms. There is also the benefit of onsite Registered Nurse 24/7 and in-house GP. We offer a varied and extensive Activities Program Monday to Friday. We have outings in our wheelchair bus. An entertainer is booked once a week and we have a Happy Hour on the last Thursday of the month when friends and family are welcome to join with Residents for a social gathering.
We have no set visiting hours.
Updated: 11 Feb 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Extensive activities programme including indoor bowls, petanque, regular outings in our wheelchair bus which enables easy access for all our Residents, library, own mobile shop, newspaper readings, interdenominational church service twice a month, Catholic visitor weekly, Stroke Club, crafts making, exercise programmes, shopping trips, Housie, art classes and regular visits from outside entertainers. Email & Skype available.
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Hairdressing
Staffing qualifications and details Cooks have many years of experience following the guidelines of the Food Plan They are kept up-to-date with education in various aspects of their field from the Dietitian.
Details about meals Our menu we ensure caters for all various dietary needs. We do all our own cooking and baking on site with experienced cooks. Our main meal is served at midday with a lighter meal at night.
Updated: 29 Aug 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 0.90 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 9 Mar 2016

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