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St Albans Retirement Village
Rest Home Care
41 Caledonian Road
St Albans
North West
Postal Address
41 Caledonian Rd
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Symone Bruhns - 021 484 535
Arvida Group Limited
Clinical Manager
Penny Louisson
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Our aim for St Albans Retirement Village rest home residents is to provide the highest quality care in a warm, safe, comfortable and friendly environment.

Residents are recognized as individuals who are treated with respect and dignity. Their health and privacy needs are upheld at all times.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 3
Vacancy Yes
We can provide subsidised Rest Home care in your own Serviced Apartment under an Occupation Right Agreement. Residents may also qualify for a Residential Care Subsidy in their own Serviced Apartment. Please contact Symone Bruhns to view on 03-366-1824.

Short Term Rest Home Respite Care available in our studios.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 22 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have experienced registered nurses on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have three wonderful enrolled nurses on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a great team of experienced caregivers
Physiotherapist Yes On The Go Physio provides physiotherapy assistance
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our wellness co-ordinator Lee is here during office hours, providing activities, support and entertainment
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue works in our salon every Thursday and Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Nadine from Riccarton Podiatry visits 6 weekly. Just make an appointment at reception.
Dietitian Yes Arvida's dietitian provides individual dietary care as well as overseeing the kitchen and food programme
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Monthly church services
Updated: 19 Sep 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care No We can offer end of life care in our hospital wing
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are trained in the latest methods of woundcare
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are fully trained in the care of diabetic patients
Continence Advisor Yes Our care staff are available to support you in your continence requirements
Infection Control Yes All staff are regularly trained in the latest infection control techniques
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Manager Penny is a registered nurse
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite Care is available when we have a vacancy.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Day Care Yes Within our surrounding suburbs. Includes morning/afternoon tea, lunch, activities/outings.
Rooms (Single) Yes We offer lovely rest home rooms, all rooms have an ensuite
Ensuite Yes All rooms at the Village have their own ensuite
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their furniture and personal items to their new home
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We have a very limited capacity for pets, but you are welcome to discuss your request with our manager. We do, however, have a lovely village cat called Sooty.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We encourage residents to get their own phone connection. In most cases, you are able to keep the phone number from your old home
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Heating is centrally controlled underfloor in most rooms, but we are happy to individualise your heating. Just ask at reception.
Residents Committee No Residents have two monthly meetings with the village manager and wellness co-ordinator. Any items to go on the agenda can be given to the activities co-ordinator.
Newsletter Yes We publish a residents' newsletter every two months, and it is emailed to family and friends
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are three lounges, a light and airy atrium as well as many nooks with comfortable seating
Outings Yes We offer regular outings in our 12 seater minibus to cafes, events and shopping
Smoking Permitted No We don't encourage smoking but there is a designated smoking area
Semi-Secure No St Albans Village is an open facility
Sprinklers Yes Our fire protection is certified and regularly checked
Audit report available Yes We received an excellent audit in 2016 and were given four years accreditation
Updated: 25 May 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We are a smaller Arvida village, handy to the city centre providing quality health care in a relaxed environment.

Visit our website www.arvida.co.nz for comprehensive information and photos.
Call in and look around anytime. Regards Symone Bruhns - Village Manager
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our wellness co-ordinators Lee and Sharon offer a varied programme of entertainment, craft, outings and games.

The following is a list of many of our activities & interests: Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy hour, Housie, Interdenominational, Library, Meal choices, Mens Group, Minibus, Motivational, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading daily, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Piano available, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Video, Visitors
Updated: 25 May 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals and baking are prepared on site by experienced staff. Special diets are catered for.
Staffing Details All staff have ongoing training with in-house meetings with guest speakers. Staff continue training towards the Careerforce qualification.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact manager for information.
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Public Transport   Fantastic bus stop and routes 100m from gate
Shops   Dairy within site of gate
Mall   Merivale Mall
Parks   Abberley Park
Library 0.00 km On site
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 9 June 2019
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 1 Nov 2016