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Highfield Lifecare (Rest Home)
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Highfield Lifecare is a charming care home is set in a central area of Timaru. Set back off the road, we have a tranquil sunny garden setting. We are proud to offer personalised rest home and day care facilities.

Facility services offered
  • Rest home care

Aged Care Information   (Last Updated: 14th January 2021)

This facility is owned by Heritage Lifecare Limited.

At Highfield, residents and their families are our focus when providing quality care in a comfortable, safe and stimulating environment. We believe in providing personable, compassionate, safe, respectful care, adding value to the quality of everyday living.

We know it is very important to offer choices and to really listen to what our residents and their families want. Recognising the individual needs of our residents and to promote a friendly and comfortable environment is an important part of our philosophy. Respecting the dignity, beliefs and culture of all helps us make each day the best it can be.

We often receive compliments from our residents and their families about the kindness of our staff, and the “little extras” they do.

No. of Beds 44

Aged Care Management

Owned by Heritage Lifecare Limited.

Aged Care Activities

Highfield Lifecare has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression. Large print books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano and Sky TV are also available in the main lounges. Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis: Board Games, Crosswords & Quizzes, Gardening, Indoor Bowls, Movies,Crafts, Free Sports Sweepstakes, Music, Parties, Happy Hour, Newspaper Reading.

Beds Available

Reviews / Feedback for Highfield Lifecare (Rest Home)

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] Nov 2022

First Class...

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] Aug 2020
Staff Member. > 100 days / visits

Great Team...

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Reviewed by : RonHolden Jun 2020
Family member / Friend. > 100 days / visits

Feedback on the care for my Mum

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] Nov 2019
Family member / Friend. 10 - 100 days / visits

Highfield feels like a warm family

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

Highfield Lifecare (Rest Home)
South Canterbury District Health Board
Audit Certification period: 48 months (Very Good)
Certificate renewal date: 3rd April, 2023
Auditor: The DAA Group Limited
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Why we have Rest Home Audits

All rest homes and aged residential care facilities are certified and audited to ensure they:

  • provide safe, appropriate care for their residents
  • meet the standards set out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.

Types of audit and when they happen

Certification / Surveillance Audits
Certification audits happen every 1–4 years. After the audit, rest homes are certified for a set period of time (the exact length depends on how well the rest home performed at the certification audit). Once this time is up, the rest home must be re-audited and its certification renewed.

An unannounced spot audit (also called a surveillance audit) happens around the middle of a rest home’s certification period. The spot audit ensures progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.

In addition to audits, rest homes have to report to their DHB on how they are addressing issues found at audit. These improvements are then verified at the next audit event.

Other types of audit

Provisional audits happen when a provider purchases a certified rest home from another provider.

Partial provisional audits happen when a provider wants to add services to their certificate (eg, a rest home adding hospital-level care), when a new rest home is built, or when a provider adds capacity or reconfigures their services (eg, builds a new wing, upgrades rooms). Before 2014, audits for adding capacity or reconfiguring services were referred to as verification audits.

Ministry inspections

Rest homes may have unannounced inspections by the Ministry under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 in the event of a serious complaint.

DHB issues-based audits

DHBs can conduct issues-based audits under the Aged Related Residential Care Contract. For information on these audits please contact the relevant DHB.