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Merivale Retirement Village - Rest Home

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Care Suite Vacancy
Merivale Retirement Village
Rest Home
27 Somme Street
St Albans
Christchurch 8014
Postal Address
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Harry Kaur
Metlifecare - 0800 909303
Nurse Manager
Darlene Dobui - 0272041488
Village Manager
Harry Kaur - 021971482
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Care at Metlifecare is deeply personal and always personalised.

Our Aged Residential Care supports every resident to live a fulfilling life in a safe and welcoming setting that feels like home.

We take time to get to know you, so we can better support and care for you. We’ll develop a personalised care plan with you – to understand your preferences and help you to continue doing the things you love.
Positioned in the heart of one of Christchurch’s most sought-after suburbs, Merivale offers warm and vibrant retirement living nestled among beautifully manicured gardens. Our residents enjoy a range of living options, from independent living to rest home and hospital-level care.

Your friends and family will always be welcome to spend time with you, and they can join in for meals and celebrations as well as pop in for a cup of tea and chat.

The need for care can be unpredictable, making it hard to guarantee that a care place will be available at times. Although we can’t always control availability, we encourage you to get in touch - we are here to help. People come first, always. That’s our Care Promise.

Explore how our Aged Residential Care can support you: https://www.metlifecare.co.nz/aged-care
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 4 Jan 2023

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
We currently have 2 premium room that have become vacant
Impending vacancy No - 2 rooms
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $10.00/day up to $50.00/day as at 03 Apr 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 4
Care Suite Vacancy Yes
We currently have 2 care suites that have become available
Care Suite Impending vacancy No - We have 2 vacant care suites
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable Access to a Occupational Therapist
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes We have a very extensive social and activities programme.
Hairdresser 16 Yes Located in our Beauty Salon on Mondays and Fridays.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits Wednesday monthly
Dietitian Yes Access to a Dietician
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a monthly Anglican Service and a fortnightly Catholic Service.

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Committee
Clinical Management Yes Our Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse and is available on site Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Updated: 20 Dec 2023

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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Rooms are individually heated by underfloor heating, and may be adjusted to suit the resident by our maintenance department.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Please refer to our monthly activities calendar or our Social Co-ordinator for more details.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No Regular monthly meetings held in the communal lounge
Newsletter Yes Our quarterly newsletter launches in February 2010
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No A designated outdoor area is available for smokers.

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Lovely north facing rooms, with french doors opening on to small courtyard areas. A high, consistent standard of food & beverage delivery. An extensive social & activities programme is enjoyed by our residents including outings, craft, music and exercises.

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Weekly card games, quizzes, indoor games, and daily exercises as part of the activity programme, regular church services, entertainment, extensive gardens around the village, weekly happy hour.

Our library is located on the first floor and Public Library Books are available.

Experience the entertainment & outings we are famous for.

A gas fire in the lounge, weekly musical entertainers, Sky TV and videos/DVDs are available in the main lounge.

We encourage family participation by having various family functions throughout the year.

With the aim of encouraging fellowship, together with fun and laughter this makes Merivale a social place to be.

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not e.g. Telephone, Sky TV, Dry-cleaning are not included. Please refer to our Admission Agreement for further details.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour nursing care

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Bengali Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes Hokkien
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Nepali Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Spanish Yes
Tamil Yes
Thai Yes

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes A church service is held in the main lounge of the Rest home on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.25 Km Bus stop on Springfield Road
Shops 0.50 Km Within a short walk to the unique Merivale Village Shopping Centre
Mall 0.50 Km The mall is situated at the Merivale Shopping village.
Parks 0.50 Km Abberley Park - A short walk from the back entrance of the village
Library Fendalton & Papanui libraries are within a short drive.

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details No Received Health & Disability Standards 3year Certification
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 29 Dec 2023

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