Resthaven LIfecare (Rest Home)
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Resthaven is a 49-bed purpose built rest home located in the central city area of Christchurch, between the “four avenues”. Here we are proud to offer personalised rest home, day care, respite, and secure dementia care.

Facility services offered

  • Geriatric
  • Dementia care
  • Rest home care
  • Quality of Care

  • Caring Staff

  • Responsive Mgmt

  • Outdoor Activity

  • Indoor Entertainment

  • Social Atmosphere

  • Enjoyable Food

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  • Description
  • Contact
  • DHB Audits

Aged Care Information   (Last Updated: 28th November 2018)

This facility is owned by Heritage Lifecare Limited.

At Resthaven, 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. Residents get the help they need to be as independent as possible. The daily care fee, which is set under our contract with the district health board, covers a core care package. Other services are available on demand.

There are small lounges located at convenient points around the home are ideal for small groups of residents or residents and their visitors. There are two kitchenettes which contain a fridge - residents and visitors are welcome to make a ‘cuppa’ here.

No. of Beds 49

Aged Care Management

Resthaven was opened as an Aged Care Residence in 1935 and the present facility has been in operation since 1980 and was previously run by The Salvation Army. It is a Heritage Lifecare facility and is a classic of its era, with a recently refurbished modernised interior.

Aged Care Activities

Resthaven Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. Situated among peaceful gardens in the heart of bustling Christchurch, our grounds spacious and the design of the home incorporates a number of sheltered courtyard areas, many with raised gardens surrounded by seating, onto which the rooms face. Other garden seating is provided under the large walnut tree at the end of the property. There’s plenty to do for those who are in the mood for recreation – outings, arts and crafts, exercise groups, music and guest speakers, just to mention a few. There are small lounges around the home and a kitchenette where residents and visitors can make a cuppa whenever it suits.

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Vivienne Erickson

Show number

(03) 379 9033

Resthaven LIfecare (Rest Home)
901 Colombo Street
Christchurch Central
New Zealand  

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

Resthaven LIfecare (Rest Home)
Audit Certification period: 36 months (Good)
Certificate renewal date: 23rd November, 2018
Auditor: Central Region
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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.

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request]
May 2016

  • Family member / Friend
  • < 10 days / visits

Homely welcome environment

4stars   (Under previous ownership/mgmt)

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Reviewed by : robin898
Sep 2015

  • Visitor
  • < 10 days / visits

Good Central Location...

5stars   (Under previous ownership/mgmt)

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