St Albans [Aged Care] | Arvida
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St Albans Retirement Village

Facility services offered

  • Rest home care
  • Geriatric
  • Quality of Care

  • Caring Staff

  • Responsive Mgmt

  • Outdoor Activity

  • Indoor Entertainment

  • Social Atmosphere

  • Enjoyable Food

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  • DHB Audits

Aged Care Information   

This facility is owned by St Albans Retirement Home Limited.

Located in the suburb of St Albans in Christchurch, the St Albans Retirement Village website notes that: “The neighbourhood around St Albans is well serviced by medical professionals, churches, bowling clubs and parks. A bus stop is located only 50 meters away on Colombo Street.” The St Albans Retirement Village also provides an activities program which includes themed functions, and also a focus on current events. Residents are also free to choose what they participate in, as well as gather for their own activities.

The website also says that: “Residents can choose their own level of independence with lifestyle options ranging from total independence to 24 hour nursing care.”

It also goes on to say that: “This facility has been purpose designed and built over the last 3 years. Our building is two storey with apartments upstairs and hospital, rest home and studios downstairs. Upstairs apartments have outdoor balconies and lovely views. Many downstairs rooms have their own wheelchair access to the garden. All areas are double glazed, centrally heated with underfloor heating, fire protection with smoke detectors and sprinklers. The site is protected by automatic gates which are closed at night.”

No. of Beds 67

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St Albans [Aged Care] | Arvida
41 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
New Zealand  

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

St Albans [Aged Care] | Arvida
Canterbury District Health Board
Audit Certification period: 48 months (Very Good)
Certificate renewal date: 31st August, 2020
Auditor: Health and Disability Auditing New Zealand 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.

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Oct 2015

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Reviewed by : nicola357
Oct 2015

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Oct 2015

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