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Rest Home Care
64 Mandalea Rd
North Canterbury
(03) 312 6680
(03) 312 6684
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Judith Howman - 03 3126680
Judith Howman - 03 3126680.
Our Vision: To encourage independence within a safe and caring environment supported by friendly, trained and dedicated staff who work together to make a happy home.

Contracted to provide services to Rest Home Level care residents and Long Term Support - Chronic Health Conditions for those under 65 years of age.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care1
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We are no longer accepting residents, but emergency accommodation available if necessary
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 20 Feb 2017
"I was delighted with the care and support received whilst my mum was at Shoshannim, all the staff have been and continue to be supportive. Mums health and care were top priority, the best professionals were made available swiftly and every possible option explored. I was always informed and encouraged to be involved. Shoshannim is a wonderful family home". Noeline Odgers

"We are very pleased indeed with the high level of care given to Mum, and the way the staff anticipate and respond to Mum's needs. The staff are lovely and caring. There is an 'open door' policy, whenever I come there is always a high standard of hygiene. Judith and staff ensure they go the extra mile". Family member of a current resident.
Updated: 4 Jul 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40hrs Yes Experience in residential care. Lovedeep plays an active role in the day to day care of the residents. The Registered nurse is on duty Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm during the week and on call for additional after hours support.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Two rostered on every shift. All staff have experience related to care of the elderly. All staff also hold current first aid certificates. Staff also attend in-house monthly training sessions.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Negotiable Can be arranged. We utilise the services of Rangiora Sports Med Clinic who also have input into training our staff.
Own Social Worker 0.00 Negotiable Co-ordinated through the assessment unit as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Varies according to needs of residents. Yes Monday to Friday. A full range of activities are provided with the view to meeting the individual needs of the residents. Each resident has a individualised plan developed to ensure their preferences are noted and supported.
Hairdresser Yes On site every 6 weeks.
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly visits on site
Dietitian Yes Can be arranged. Our menus are regularly reviewed by a Registered Dietitian to ensure the nutritional needs of all residents are met.
Kaumatua Negotiable Links are made to Iwi and Kaumatua as requested by individual residents.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have church services on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month on site. There is also a weekly service specific to meeting the needs of Catholic residents.
Other Personnel Yes Independent Advocate is contracted to the facility. Contracted specialist Management Nurse Consultant (RN, Auditor) who is on site on a regular basis to support excellence in care, staff training and quality Certification programme.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We have an 'End of Life' contract to provide these services in the Rest Home environment.
Oxygen Management Yes Residents utilising oxygen concentrators are catered for.
Surgical Followup Yes Can be transported to appointments
Wound Care Yes We access the services of Nurse Maude Wound Clinic as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We utilise the services of the Diabetes Centre.
Continence Advisor Yes Nurse Maude and Ebos provide specialised support as required.
Infection Control Yes Ben Harris (Infection Control Specialist) Microbiologist from Southern Community Laboratories is accessed to support infection control processes as required.
Stomal Therapist Yes Access to a Stomal Therapist is available on request.
Psychiatric Care Yes We cater for stable psychiatric care aged care residents who require general registered nurse input. The small size of the facility is particularly well suited to meeting their special needs.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We access the support of the Specialist Stroke Unit at Christchurch Public Hospital as required.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes Negotiable on a case by case basis.
Specialised Dementia Care No We do take mild cases of dementia that do not require a secure environment and can be managed safety in Rest Home level.
Gerontological Care Yes At Rest Home level of care.
Urology Yes Residents that have indwelling catheters can be catered for.
Community Health No Can access this as required.
Clinical Manager Yes Clinical Manager on site.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Contracted Nurse (RN) Consultant for clinical supervision purposes. Author of 'Excellence in residential care: A guide for managers and nurses' (2013).
Anthroposophical Care Yes Individualised care is provided specific to residents needs, preferences and based on a holistic care.
Psychologist Yes Accessed through Princess Margaret Hospital as required.
Psychiatrist Yes Accessed through Princess Margaret Hospital as required.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Respite care
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes Rest Home level of care residents and Long Term Support - Chronic Health Conditions (for under 65 year of age).
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Can arrange private Day Care to meet the needs of those in the community that need support during the day.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes On case by case basis.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We do have an 'End of Life' contract to provide these services.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have an 'End of Life' contract to provide these services.
Whanau Room No If space available this may be arranged
Rooms (Single) Yes We provide large single rooms with own hand basin. All rooms have views to an park-like extensive garden area.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes One large / double ensuited room with WIR. This room has a premium charge recognising it's additional options for accommodation.
Ensuite Yes One large / double ensuited room with WIR
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All rooms have hospital style beds to assist staff in the safe support of the residents. Residents are welcome to bring other furniture with the approval of the manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Under supervision
Pets In Residence Yes One cat, a turtle and farm animals on the 10 acre rural property that surrounds the care facility.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes On a case by case basis this will be assessed by management to ensure appropriateness.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Some rooms have jack points otherwise the mobile phone is available for resident's use.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Management are able to alter room by room heating from a central panel to ensure individual preferences are met. In-ceiling heating throughout the building in addition to pellet fires and heat-pumps. 2 log burners are used in case of power cuts.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Arranged as requested by individual residents.
Residents Committee No Arranged by Facility Manager three monthly. Letter to advise of meetings.
Family Committee No Resident family members are encouraged to provide input into services through a regular consumer survey.
Newsletter Yes Communication with all residents families by monthly newsletter.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes This is developed by our contracted specialist nurse consultant in conjunction with the manager and clinical manager to ensure it reflects the philosophy of individualised care.
Confused Residents Yes Confused residents are managed according to individual care plans.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges are available for residents enjoyment. There are log fires which provide a nice visual as well as physical heat. These are not accessible to residents to ensure their safety.
Outings Yes These are arranged on the minibus to a variety of outings depending on the season.
Rural Setting Yes Nestled in a picturesque 10 acres of gardens and lawns. There are very good pathways to ensure residents are able to enjoy walks in the outside areas.
Smoking Permitted No Shoshannim is a smoke free environment in accordance with the Smoke Free health promotions of the DHB.
Semi-Secure Yes Staff on duty 24 hours. Security Alarms on doors at night.
Sprinklers Yes We have a Fire Services approved evacuation scheme in place.
Audit report available Yes This is publically accessible on the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/certficiation
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Special Features
We are nestled in a picturesque 10 acres 20 minutes drive from Kaiapoi and 15 minutes from Rangiora. A small Boutique home in which we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive individualised service.

The home is surrounded by colourful flower gardens, expansive lawns with seated areas with established pathways available for your enjoyment.

We pride ourselves on providing a friendly warm, homely environment in which you can identify your own space, where you can seek privacy and welcome friends and family in comfort.
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities
Activities are available Monday to Friday. We have monthly multi-denominational church services and weekly Catholic services. We are more than happy to organise additional visits by Clergy for individual residents at their request.

The rose garden is a peaceful area of the greater garden which leads itself to just sit and enjoy the beautiful flowers and scent.

A T.V. lounge with another additional lounge is available.

Outings are arranged on the minibus i.e.; to shows ,shopping,and for sightseeing. We have a range of pets which the residents enjoy.

Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big Print Books, Board games, Canine friends, Cards, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Indoor Games, Log fires, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Pastoral care, Parties, Roses, Sing-a-longs, DVD's.
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals and baking are all cooked on site. Each residents has a nutritional assessment on admission and food services provided on an individualised basis.
Staffing Details All staff are experienced with current First Aid Certificate.
Associated Complexes Stand-alone owner - operated facility. You will be communicating directly with the owner / manager.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include All information listed in Residents Welcome pack.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes We will try and access any religious affiliations on request
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Public Transport 0.00 km As we are rural public transport is not available
Shops 5.00 km Use of the local B.P. shop and only 15 minutes from Kaiapoi and Rangiora by car for more general shopping.
Mall 0.00 km No mall close by but only 15 minutes from Kaiapoi and Rangiora by car.
Parks 0.00 km We are on 10 acres of land with vast areas of garden and lawns therefore we are surrounded by a park like setting.
Library 15.00 km Any request can be made to the Activities person. There are a supply of large and usual size print books for residents reading pleasure.
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Member
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Staff all participate in training.
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes Attend the annual conference and subscribe to their monthly newsletter to ensure we keep abreast of what is happening in the industry.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes On Ministry of Health Website http://www.moh.govt.nz/certficiation
Other details Yes We utilise the services of a Management Consultant Gillian Robinson (Registered Nurse) who is also a Lead Auditor to ensure we maintain the highest possible level of service and supports Certification.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016