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Nazareth Care

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Nazareth Care
Rest Home
Nazareth House
220 Brougham Street
Christchurch 8023
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Nazareth House
220 Brougham Street
Christchurch 8023
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Susan Mathew
Nazareth Care
Facility Manager
s.mathew@nazarethcare.com - 03 374 1900
Retirement Village Contact
Village.christchurch@nazarethcare.com - 027 645 0190
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“Everything we do comes from the heart of who we are. It is not just about providing a service, it’s offering a bit more and enhancing the well-being of the residents in care".

Welcome to Nazareth Care - a state-of-the art co-located retirement village and rest home, located on beautiful grounds on Brougham St, Sydenham. Our home emanates peace and calm, and we aim to enable residents to live a meaningful life with us at Nazareth Care Christchurch.

Our clinical, allied health and pastoral team develop an individual care plan for each resident, which includes clinical, social, emotional, activity and spiritual needs. Mass is available in the Chapel and regular services are conducted for other denominations. Participation in religious services is optional – we welcome everyone and do not impose any religious belief.

Types of Care:
Palliative Care
Hospital level Care
Rest Home Level Care
End of Life Care
Respite Care
Pastoral & Spiritual Care

Home Features:
Recently renovated
80 private rooms - each with ensuite
24-hour clinical care
Couples Accommodation
Our Sisters live on-site to provide pastoral and spiritual care
Access to allied health services such as podiatry & physiotherapy
Chapel on-site
On-site cinema
Hairdressing salon
On-site café & shop
BBQ area
Spacious & Landscaped Gardens
Visitor Parking

Our expansive grounds and array of common indoor areas provide many places for our residents to spend time with visiting loved ones or newly made friends. We have a dynamic and engaging lifestyle program, with an excellent choice of in-house activities, regular bus outings to local places of interest, themed days and guest entertainers.

Our activities include:
Men’s shed
Pet therapy
Happy hour
Whiteboard quiz
Exercise physiology classes
Politics & current affairs discussion group

Each floor has its own dining room where residents are encouraged to enjoy the dining and food experience. Both dining rooms have a large verandah overlooking the beautiful gardens where residents can enjoy outdoor dining. You can choose to enjoy your meals, in the privacy of your own room. Resident requests are always welcome. Catering includes special dietary requirements.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 27 Dec 2019

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 46
Vacancy Yes
1 standard room and 4 rooms with garden / park view and/or view of the Port Hills
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a full complement of registered nurses who oversee the care of the residents. Registered nurses are available 24/7, and is supported by our Unit Managers.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our Physio is located on site and available three days a week. She oversees a strength and mobility programme for the residents.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Patsy Bowden is overseeing a very meaningful activities programme. She is supported by two lifestyle and wellbeing coordinators.
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser is situated on site and available on Thursdays.
Podiatrist No A podiatrist visits every six weeks
Dietitian Yes A dietician is available on referral from the GP or RN and when unintentional weight loss occurs
Accredited Visitors No We have a strong volunteer interest and all new volunteers are welcome
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Nazareth Care is the operating arm of the Sisters of Nazareth. Six Sisters of Nazareth provide additional support. Sister Antonia is our Sister Superior and Mission Director and pastoral care is supported by the Sisters of Nazareth

Updated: 26 Jul 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is managed and administered as prescribed by the overseeing GP
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have a close professional relationship with Nurse Maude
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Sisters of Nazareth assist with pastoral support and bereavement support
Wound Care Yes Referral for external advice from the DHB are sought with complex wounds
Continence Advice Yes There is a dedicated continence advisor ( RN) available to support each individual needs
Infection Control Yes There is a dedicated Infection Control advisor. We collate data for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of care.
Clinical Management Yes Our Unit Managers provide clinical expertise and management of the clinical teams including Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Care Givers and Allied Health.

Updated: 21 Jun 2021

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 We support Rest home and Hospital level respite care. Premium room charges apply .
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We do not support emergency respite and take bookings in advance subject to available vacant bed

Updated: 30 Oct 2020

Special Features
Special Features
Our rooms are spacious with built in features, plenty of wardrobe space. Each room has an en-suite toilet and shower facilities to keep you independent for as long as possible. Each room has a TV, telephone ($14.35 per week) and Wi-Fi connection (once-off charge of $92)

Updated: 26 Jul 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities calendar is displayed in each residents room. The house have plenty of open spaces for group activities and socialisation. Activities are meaningful and also individualised to support each residents needs.
External entertainers are welcomed in our facility. We have our own big screen movie theatre.

Updated: 21 Jun 2021

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Services provided: - Lodging in a single room with private ensuite bathroom facilities including all furniture, fittings, fixtures, bedding, utensils except when Resident chooses to use their own where they can be reasonably accommodated. - Food service of adequate and nutritious meals. - Personal hygiene and grooming services as required. - Emergency access to a standard brand toothpaste, shampoo and soap (charged to the resident). - Cleaning services and supplies. Laundry services (clothing labels once-off charged at $101.20). - Activities (Diversional Therapy) programmes as per individual care plan. - TV, video and stereo system in lounge areas and tv in all bedrooms. - Twenty-four-hour personal care. Exclusions from Services: - Premium Room Surcharged. - Specialized assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. - Transportation to social events and appointments made by families to external services providers, as well as any escort services. - Services provided by physiotherapist, occupational therapist, podiatrist, dentists, opticians, audiologists, dieticians, laboratories, radiologists, dry cleaners, hairdressers, financial advisers and solicitors. - Customized equipment. - Replacement/repairs of spectacles, dentures, hearing aids or other prosthesis. - Special outings, shopping and special activities, entertainment, parties, and newspapers. - Clothing and personal toiletries. - Charges for phone calls. - Replacement of phone (other than provided), reprogramming and interfacing. Insurance premiums for resident's personal belongings. - Replacement of lost keys, TV/DVD or SKY remote control. - Non-subsidized pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. Complete details under Sections 1 and 2 of the Residents Agreement.
Staffing qualifications and details All our staff are qualified to provide high-quality service to our residents. They are fully orientated to Nazareth's core values. Education and training are provided to further enhance and update their skills.
Details about meals Food service of adequate and nutritious meals including fresh fruit, refreshments and snacks at morning/afternoon tea and supper times are provided to our residents. Our catering and hospitality service is managed by a qualified chef. Skilled dining room attendants assist with serving and presenting meals. Our dining room has the ambience of a restaurant like service
Visitor information We welcome and encourage families, representatives and friends to visit their loved ones during normal hours. Visitors parking is located on the main carpark off Brougham Street. Visitors are requested to sign in/out on the iPad at Reception and adhere to the health and safety policy of the facility on Covid19, fire, earthquake or natural disaster.
Recreational opportunities Activities (Diversional Therapy) programmes are incorporated in Resident's Individualised Care Plan. Monthly activities schedule is displayed in all bedrooms.
Internet access Free guest wi-fi access is available at Reception for 24 hours. Resident's internet access configuration and set up of the first device is charged at $92 (once-off). Second device and subsequent devices is charged at $57.50
Transport Nazareth Care is accessible by car and public transport.
Associated Complexes Nazareth Care Retirement Living consists of more than 60 villas and is located within the same complex.

Updated: 26 Jul 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We will source an interpreter services when requested
Malay Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes

Updated: 26 Jul 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes The Sisters of Nazareth is a Catholic Congregation. People of all faiths and denominations are welcome to be part of the Nazareth Community of Care.

Updated: 27 Dec 2019

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.30 Km Public Transport is available nearby
Shops 0.50 Km The Colombo stands as one of Canterbury’s elite retail and entertainment establishments. It builds on the region’s iconic and organic character with a distinctive, European-inspired niche that indulges in world class trends.
Mall 0.50 Km
Parks 0.30 Km Sydenham park
Library 0.20 Km Christchurch Central

Updated: 21 Jun 2021

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 27 Dec 2019

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