Rest Home Care: WINDSORCARE Village - Resthome

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  • 1 Horseshoe Lake Rd
  • Shirley
  • North East
  • Christchurch
  • District Health Board Area: Canterbury
  • Phone: 03) 385 3179
  • Fax: (03) 385 8176
  • Manager: Warren Smith (Phone: (03) 385 3179)
  • Owner: Windsor House Cottage Trust
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Other services in this facility:

Updated: 17 Feb 2016

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 7 Feb 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care20
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Enquiries are always welcome. For further information and to view our facility, please contact us on 03 385 3179. At present we do not have any rooms available.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 25 May 2016

"To the wonderful staff at Windsor house and the great respite care I received" (former staff member)

"Just as an aside your staff are fantastic to work with. I have been into many resthomes/hospitals in my time and I'm very impressed with how they interact with each other, the patients and myself as an outsider. It is much appreciated" (visiting physiotherapist.

Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Very stable long-serving staff.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our staff all engage in on-going training. Many have their National Certificate in Age Care. Remuneration at Windsor is linked to training.
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted
Diversional Therapist Yes We have 2 Diversional Therapists and one assistant. They are all qualified and offer a varied programme.
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly for two mornings
Podiatrist Yes Visits every fortnight. Very experienced with people who have Diabetes.
Dietitian Yes contracted
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes regular on site inter-denominational services. Priests visit for communion.
Other Personnel Yes visiting cottage nurse a choice of General practitioners Hearing clinic visiting dentist on request (dentures)
Updated: 20 Dec 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: Unknown
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Available only in between permanent placements. We are happy to try to help.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes limited day care strictly by negotiation
Advance bookings taken No Sorry
Subsidised service Yes
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Day Care Yes strictly by negotiation with General Manager
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Limited capacity
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes 20 ensuited rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes By agreement. Permitted limited items due to Health & Safety of residents and staff. Large or heavy items are not permitted because of cleaning and living requirements.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour weekly
Pets In Residence Yes We have a new aged cat who spends most of its time in the Rest Home. We encourage visits from family pets. Dogs must be on a leash when visiting.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At own cost
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes separate lounge and dining rooms and Entertainment centre. Small atrium at end of each wing
Outings Yes regular and varied
Smoking Permitted Yes strictly in accordance with resident's alertness and in the designated area.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 20 Dec 2013
Special Features
Operates under a deed of trust. Governance is by skilled voluntary Board who are representatives of Christchurch Rotary or Age Concern Canterbury.

Reistered as a charitable entity-see Charities register.
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Interests & Activities

Varied activities -housie, bowls, quiz, movies and regular/varied entertainment. Van outings. Big print books, Bowls, Church, Craft, Canine friends, Housie, Library, Newspaper reading, Shopping trips

Updated: 21 Feb 2013
Additional Information
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact manager for details.
Updated: Unknown
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 27 Jul 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican No
(Other comments) No No particular religious affiliations. We do hold inter-denominational services. Our Diversional Therapists will try to arrange appropriate people for individual spiritual needs.
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Public Transport 0.50 km Main bus services as well as Metro and Orbiter buses from the Mall. A bus stop outside our gate.
Shops 0.05 km Directly opposite The Palms Mall. (crossing from Golf Links Road.) Large Countdown supermarket, banks, post office, movie theatres and many specialty stores.
Mall 0.05 km Directly opposite The Palms Mall. (crossing from Golf Links Road.) Large Countdown supermarket, banks, post office, movie theatres and many specialty stores. Cafes and restaurants.
Parks 0.50 km Burwood Park
Library 0.05 km Shirley Library. Within the Mall site
Updated: 22 Feb 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes One of our Diversional therapists is a qualified assessor
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Registered Retirement Village? New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 4 Jul 2012