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Pompallier House
Rest Home Care
Rue Viard
Central Township
Postal Address
4 Rue Viard Akaroa
(03) 304 7396
(03) 304 7396
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Alison Gallagher Nurse/Manager - (03) 304 7396
Pompallier Village Trust Board Inc.
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At Pompallier House residents are given 24 hour quality care with the emphasis on ensuring that they feel safe, comfortable and at home.

The emphasis is on quality care with the provision of a truly home-like atmosphere.

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 16 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 9
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 23 Jan 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes Full-time Registered Nurse Manager
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available as required.
Activities Co-ordinator 6 hrs Yes Our Activities Co-ordinator is employed for 2 hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday plus volunteer helpers to provide our residents with activities which maintain their mental status and mobility
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser comes to the House or residents may attend the local Salon.
Podiatrist Yes monthly visits
Dietitian Negotiable Meals are provided that meet the necessary requirements of individual residents.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Although there is no specific Chaplain to the Rest Home visits are made regularly by clergy from the three churches in Akaroa.
Other Personnel Yes Akaroa doctors are always on call to attend residents at Pompallier as necessary. Akaroa Hospital also available as necessary.
Updated: 3 Feb 2012
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Community Health Yes Available from Akaroa Medical Centre
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Day Care Yes Some day care availability
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes All single rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Own furniture may be bought if suitable.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents have their own line with a cordless phone available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large sunny lounge adjacent to Dining Area.
Outings Yes Outings are arranged by the Friends of Pompallier
Rural Setting Yes We enjoy a peaceful quiet environment in one of the most beautiful villages in New Zealand.
Smoking Permitted No Non smoking policy except for outside under verandah.
Sprinklers Yes System in place.
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Special Features
Special Features
We are able to ensure that our residents feel safe, comfortable and at home as:-

We are small and enjoy the support of all the community in this beautiful village, set by a stunning harbour and magnificent hillside.

All the residents are encouraged to be as independent with the freedom to choose their activities both within and out of the House.

Local doctors are in constant contact to ensure that health issues are regularly monitored. In addition spiritual needs are met through the three local Churches. Social contacts with the local community are strong, through organisations such as "The Friends of Pompallier".

The caring team ably led by the Nurse/Manager are well trained and committed to the welfare of residents.

Hospital care is available at the Akaroa Hospital if needed.
Updated: 3 Feb 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Pompallier provides activity programmes. Scrabble,word puzzles, movies,indoor bowls and handicrafts along with close following of the All Blacks at this time. Pompallier has many visiting musicians, pets, dancers to entertain us.
We liaise with Age Concern

We encourage independence in thought and activity

Big Print and talking books are available from local Library and can be taken out on behalf of residents by Staff.

The residents all enjoy outings which are undertaken on a reasonably regular basis by the Friends of Pompallier members.

The residents enjoy breakfast in bed and assistance with dressing, showering etc.

Email and fax facilities are available to residents

Some residents enjoy gardening which is made available to them.

Free view is available in the lounge television and televisions are in each room. Sky connection is available.
Updated: 22 Sep 2011
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Breakfast in bed. Special diets catered for.
Staffing Details High ratio of Staff Caregivers who are trained or training with ACE system.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please note: Fees are well within the Ministry funding level. Fees cover all meals and laundering. Personal items are not covered by fees.
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes The Pompallier Village Trust Board is drawn from the local churches
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Public Transport 0.30 km The Akaroa Shuttle is available twice each day for trips to and from Christchurch.
Shops 0.20 km Walking distance to shops and churches.
Parks 0.10 km Adjacent.
Library 1.00 km Situated within school grounds.
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 1 Apr 2008