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The Croft
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
12 Park Lane
South Canterbury
Postal Address
PO Box 278, 7940
South Canterbury
(03) 687 1120 Admission enquiries
(03) 687 1194 Fax
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Lizzie McIvor - 03 687 1135
Presbyterian Support South Canterbury
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Join us at the Croft Home and enjoy a relaxed and varied lifestyle.

Continue to enjoy your friendships, hobbies and interests, with quality care and practical support on hand where and when you need it.

The Croft Home offers the full range of options from retirement village and apartments through to rest home, hospital care, specialist dementia care and palliative care. Our caring, friendly and professionally qualified staff are on hand 24/7 to provide the level of support you need. All Presbyterian Support South Canterbury homes have multi-disciplinary teams, with staff focused on providing respectful, client-centred quality care to residents.

Owned and operated by Presbyterian Support South Canterbury (PSSC), The Croft Home has a proud tradition of providing excellence in care, with residential services in high demand.

The Croft Residential Aged Care Rest Home (or The Croft as it is known locally) is a modern, purpose built facility on one of Timaru’s most well known historical sites, The Croft Complex at 12 Park Lane. The Croft Home enjoys a park-like setting amongst mature trees and well established gardens, commanding some of the best mountain to sea views that Timaru has to offer, with stunning vistas of the Southern Alps.

As with all our facilities, residents from all backgrounds and cultures are warmly welcomed to share this next phase of their life with us at the Croft Home. Our caring team do all we can to help residents and families experience a positive transition, welcoming family input into helping residents settle into their new home.
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Cottage Unit (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsOur Residential Liaison Manager will discuss all aspects of the retirement village lifestyle with you, and fully answer any questions you may have.
Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsOur Residential Liaison Manager will discuss all aspects of the retirement village lifestyle with you, and fully answer any questions you may have.
Cottage Unit (2 Bedrooms)
Tenure TermsOur Residential Liaison Manager will discuss all aspects of the retirement village lifestyle with you, and fully answer any questions you may have.
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24/7 Nurse Call to the rest home on site.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser runs the Croft in-house salon and is available for appointments every Wednesday.
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
Transport Available Yes The Croft Complex has a comfortable mini-van with hoist for use for arranged outings. For private transport arrangements, the Croft is regularly serviced by Timaru Taxis, with personal driver services such as Driving Miss Daisy also available. Regular bus services are available from Wai-iti Road, a few minutes walk from the Croft Complex
Library Yes Small onsite library and regular service from Timaru library
Gardens Yes Walking tracks, gardens and courtyards – enjoyable routes through the park-like grounds with plenty of tranquil spaces to sit, relax, read, chat or just soak in the environment
Other details Yes Excellent additional services and facilities on hand as and when needed (some service fees may apply)
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Presbyterian Support South Canterbury embraces the Eden Alternative Philosophy. We positively supporting residents in many ways to actively combat loneliness, helplessness and boredom – the “Three Plagues” that account for the bulk of suffering amongst Elders.

From when to get up in the morning, whether to go on outings, which hobbies and interests to pursue or what to eat for dinner, we support all our residents in their personal choices.

The Eden guiding principles provide inspiration for residents, staff and volunteers in empowering residents to maintain their independence and make the most out daily life, regardless of where they live.
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes The Croft Complex welcomes regular weekly services from local churches. Presbyterian Support also has its own Chaplain who visits The Croft on a weeky basis, as requested and will also visit residents in hospital. Residents are encouraged to continue their religious affiliations out in the community
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Shops   The Timaru CBD and shopping area is approximately 5 mins by car.
Mall   Highfield Village Mall (supermarket and shopping centre) is located a few minutes walk away, or a couple of minutes by car. Northtown Mall is also less than 5 minutes drive away.
Library   Small onsite library and regular service from Timaru library.
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Oct 2017

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.