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Merivale Retirement Village - Rest Home

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Merivale Retirement Village
Rest Home Care
27 Somme Street
Christchurch 8014
Postal Address
Same as above
(03) 375 4117, 021993943
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Sarah Skinner - 03 375 4117
Jenny Stokes - 021993943
Leah Moore - 021 971 487
Nurse Manager
Sarah Skinner - 03 375 4117
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To provide the people of Canterbury with a care facility offering the highest standard of care while making every endeavour to ensure the residents of the village maintain their independence and dignity. To respect their privacy, identity and their individual needs. To fulfill their physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional needs. To provide a secure, caring and happy environment.

Merivale Rest Home is an integrated healthcare facility. The village is located in one Christchurch's most desirable localities and within easy reach of the Merivale shopping centre with its delightful cafes, choice speciality shops and medical services.
The area is well served by churches and parks,and is only a few minutes drive from the city centre.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy Soon
Please contact the Single Point of Entry team at Burwood Hospital in regard to determine your assessment for your future admission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on phone 03: 375 4117.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 09 Jul 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 25 Sep 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 84 Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Access to a Podiatrist
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 Thursday and Fridays. We also have a manicurist for manicures/pedicures every other Wednesday.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits every other Wednesday
Dietitian Yes Access to a Dietician
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a monthly Anglican Service and a fortnightly Catholic Service.
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care No Please refer to our Silverdale Hospital for palliative cares.
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: 6 Mar 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have two rest home cats, Tiger Lilly and Belle.
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.
Maori 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: 6 Mar 2020
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: 6 Mar 2020
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 in the Reception Area and Public Library Books are available. A computer is available in our library for residents.

Experience the entertainment & outings we are famous for.

A gas fire in the lounge, weekly musical entertainers, weekly visits to the shopping mall and other shopping trips, Sky TV and videos 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: 6 Mar 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Staffing Qualifications and Details 24 hour nursing care
What's included in your fees and what's not e.g. Telephone, Sky TV, Drycleaning. Please refer to our Admission Agreement for further details.
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
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: 6 Mar 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes A church service in held in the main lounge of the Rest home on the rd Tuesday of each month.
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Public Transport 0.00 km Bus stop at back entrance to village which is a short ride to the city centre.
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: 6 Mar 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details No Received Health & Disability Standards 3year Certification
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 6 Mar 2020

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