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St Albans Retirement Village
Hospital 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 residents is to provide the highest quality of 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: 11 Jan 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Our hospital wing has been recently upgraded and refurbished. All rooms have new ensuites and are newly painted, have new carpet, and the atmosphere is light and airy. The vacant rooms offer a large bay window ideal for displaying your treasures and photographs, or a ranchslider bringing in all day sunshine.
Impending vacancy Yes - We have two lovely modern hosp
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 24 May 2018
From the partner of one of our residents...

"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the staff for the wonderful care afforded to Esther in her stay the village. The courtesy and kindness shown to me was absolutely amazing and more than one could every ask for.

To take Esther into care was a tremendous relief to me and her family at the time and I cannot thank you enough for that."
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Our friendly and experienced nurses are on site 24 hours per day.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have three enrolled nurses on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our friendly and experienced caregiving team offer personalised care
Physiotherapist Yes Local company 'On The Go Physio' provide physio care and support to our residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Wellness Co-ordinator offers a varied programme Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available for appointments in our onsite salon every Thursday and Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Riccarton Podiatry visits the village every six weeks
Dietitian Yes All of our food service is overseen by a registered dietitian
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our village enjoys a close relationship with our neighbours, 'the Little Company of Mary', as well as having relationships with other community support people
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide End of Life care
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are trained in the latest wound management techniques
Continence Advisor Yes Our care staff are trained in the latest continence management techniques
Infection Control No All staff receive regular training in Infection Control
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Manager Penny is a registered nurse with many years experience.
Updated: 13 Oct 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We offer hospital level respite care when rooms are available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to offer End of Life care, subject to availability
Whanau Room Yes We have a dedicated hospital lounge where family can spend time with our residents
Rooms (Single) Yes Our spacious hospital rooms all have ensuites and large windows
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to personalise their room with a small amount of appropriate furniture
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There are phone jack points in every room and residents are welcome to arrange a phone connection with their choice of provider
Wifi Yes Our village has Wifi, but we encourage residents, who want fast and reliable internet, to organise their own broadband connection
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our heating is underfloor and centrally controlled. However, we will happily adjust it to each resident's needs.
Residents Committee No Residents' meetings are held every two months.
Newsletter Yes Our village newsletter is published every two months. It is distributed to all residents and emailed to family and friends.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained in the management of Challenging Behaviour.
Confused Residents No Our village is an open facility
Lounges/seating areas Yes We offer several lounges, with one dedicated hospital lounge. There are also a number of landscaped outdoor seating areas.
Outings Yes Our Activities staff arrange regular outings to cafes, events, shopping and sightseeing.
Sprinklers Yes Our village is fully equipped with a modern fire sprinkler system.
Audit report available Yes We had a successful audit in 2016, gaining four years certification.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Our 18 bed Care Wing is staffed by very experienced and longtime employees. It is a peaceful wing with a garden outlook. All rooms have ensuites.
Updated: 26 Apr 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Wellness Co-ordinator Lee co-ordinates a varied monthly calendar of activities. e.g. , Art, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, , Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Gas Fire, Golf, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Lions, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Rotary, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Views, Videos
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Nepali Yes
Updated: 26 Apr 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Public Transport   An excellent bus route is located about 100mt from the village.
Shops   We offer a dairy within 100mt. The Edgeware shops are ten minutes walk away.
Mall   Merivale Mall and Northlands Mall are our local malls
Parks   Hagley Park is a ten minute walk along Bealey Ave and Abberley Park is a short drive away.
Library   We offer an inhouse library exchange (books supplied by ChCh City Libraries). The Peterborough Library is less than a kilometre away.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Our support and care staff are encouraged to participate in CareerForce training.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Our village had a favourable audit in 2016 and we were rewarded with four years certification.
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 9 June 2019
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes We are a member of this organisation
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: 11 Jan 2017