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St Albans Retirement Village
Care Apartments
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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St Albans Retirement Village is a smaller facility in the Arvida family. We provide independent living, rest home and hospital care in a warm and friendly professional environment.
You can purchase an apartment or studio and live independently, then add increased care services if that becomes necessary.
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 care51
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 May 2018
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$200000.00
High Price$220000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsExtra services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care available when required, and will be charged for.
Serviced One Bedroom Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$300000.00
High Price$350000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsExtra services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available when required and will be charged for
Serviced Two Bedroom Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$375000.00
High Price$425000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsAdditional services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available when required and will be charged for
Updated: 12 Jan 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Symone Bruhns
Address 41 Caledonian Road St Albans
City/Town Christchurch
Company St Albans Retirement Village
Phone 03-366-1824
Fax 03-366-1821
Mobile 021 484 535
Email View Email Address
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Jerry Ford
City/Town Christchurch
Company Covenant Trustees
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Simon Marks
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anthony Harper - Lawyers
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Subsidy Details
Subsidy Details
Residents may qualify for a Residential Care Subsidy in their own Serviced (Studio or One Bedroom) Apartment. Residents can live independently or receive full Rest Home care in their own Serviced Apartment.
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes On The Go Physio visits regularly
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Wellness Co-ordinator offers a varied monthly programme of outings, games, craft, visiting entertainers and other events
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available in our inhouse salon on Thursdays and Fridays
Podiatrist Yes Nadine from Riccarton Podiatry spends one day every six weeks on site.
Dietitian Yes Arvida's national dietitian oversees the food and nutrition programme, and individual plan
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We enjoy a close relationship with Sisters from The Little Company of Mary who also happen to be our neighbours
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 18 Sep 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer end of life care in our small hospital wing
Wound Care No Our nurses are fully trained in woundcare
Diabetic Care No Our nurses are fully trained in care of diabetic patients
Continence Advisor No Our care staff are fully trained to support our residents with their continence requirements
Infection Control No All staff training on Infection Control is regularly reviewed and updated
Specialised Dementia Care No We are an open facility and do not offer specialised dementia care
Clinical Manager Yes Fulltime Clinical Manager who is also a registered nurse
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Day Care Yes We can offer daycare (meals and activities)
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can offer end of life care to new residents
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes All ensuites are being fully refurbished during our earthquake repairs prgramme which began six months ago
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You're most welcome to personalise your new home with furniture and personal items
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes New residents will need to organise their telephone connection. Many people are able to keep their original telephone number.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our village has underfloor central heating and we are happy to adjust the heating to your personal requirements
Maori Kaupapa No We are happy to put our residents in touch with the local marae if requested. Rehua Marae on Springfield Rd is the nearest marae
Residents Committee No Residents meetings are held every two months with the village manager, and residents are welcome to tell our wellness co-ordinators about items they would like added to the agenda.
Newsletter Yes A residents' newsletter is produced every two months and is emailed to family and friends.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three lounges as well as an atrium and several other smaller seating areas
Outings Yes We offer regular outings to malls, cafes and places of interest
Rural Setting No We are a small central city retirement village on a quiet street
Smoking Permitted No Smoking is discouraged, however there are designated smoking areas available
Semi-Secure No Our Village is open, except after hours when the access is limited
Sprinklers Yes Our fire safety is regularly checked and certified
Audit report available Yes Last audit done in 2016 with excellent results. We have four years certification.
Updated: 25 May 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our wellness co-ordinators offer a varied and busy monthly calendar of events.
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes All rooms are fitted with emergency bell call system
24 Hour Security Yes Staff are onsite 24 hours per day
Newsletter Yes We produce a two monthly residents' newsletter which is emailed to family and friends
Pets In Residence No We have a lovely village cat called Sooty
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No We have a limited capacity for resident pets. Please talk to our manager if you have a request.
Outings Yes Regular outings to cafes, malls and places of interest
Transport Available Yes Our Village has a 12 seater bus
Restaurant Yes We currently have two dining rooms and will be adding a cafe in the new year
Craft Room No We do not have a purpose built craft room but we do run an active craft programme in our lounge
Library Yes We have regular deliveries from the Christchurch Public Library
Games Room No Our games are all run in the lounge
Chapel No Anglican and Catholic services are regularly held in our lounge
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes Our Village has award winning landscaped gardens
Sprinklers Yes Our fire protection system is fully certified
Updated: 25 May 2017
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
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 25 May 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Public Transport 0.10 km Christchurch city buses run almost directly from our front door, going as far as Lyttelton and Papanui
Shops 0.10 km We have a dairy almost outside our front gate, the Edgeware shops about 10 minutes walk, and buses to the local malls
Mall 1.00 km Merivale Mall and Northlands Mall are not too far away
Parks 0.50 km Abberley Park is a lovely local park, while Hagley Park is not far away
Library 0.50 km The closest public library is in Peterborough St
Updated: 25 May 2017
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) No 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

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. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.