Residential Care Services

Our services in Canterbury and Wellington provide residential and respite care as well as rehabilitation and therapy services to people living with physical and neurological disability.

St John of God Hauora Trust residential care 

We provide support to people aged between 16 and 65 with physical or neurological impairments to help them live in the community with appropriate support.

Residential and respite services

In Canterbury we provide residential and respite services at the 60 room facility St John of God Halswell in Christchurch. This facility includes the six room transitional care home Pampuri House, as well as a number of independent living units at the site. Our Southern service also operates four Community Living Homes in Canterbury with two located in Christchurch and two in the Selwyn District.

In the Wellington Region we provide residential and respite services at the 36 room St John of God Karori facility in Wellington.

Rehabilitation and therapy

We provide neurological therapy and rehabilitation to our residents as well as members of the community. Our specialist team offer individual and group therapy to help our clients to maximise their long term recovery, independence and quality of life.

We specialise in working with people who have had a brain injury, stroke or a brain haemorrhage. We also work closely with people needing therapy before returning to work, adults with neurological conditions and people who have difficulty with balance, coordination, motor skills and swallowing.

See more about out services and make an appointment at The Granada Centre.

Our Model of Care

Our "My Life Model of Care" for residential care was first implemented at St John of God Halswell in 2013 and has delivered positive outcomes for both residents and staff. This culture and model transformation has resulted in practice changes aimed at improving genuine choice and participation for residents living at the facility, increased community interaction and improvements in clinical outcomes.

A key element of this model of care is a focus on the attitudes and behaviours of caregivers as enablers of the policy.

The new model of care focuses on providing care by qualified nurses and support workers that remains community based and is similar to the level of care one would receive if living with family. It also empowers staff to think outside the square and to engage their team with a common objective of enabling each individual to meet their potential.

This new model of care has not only improved the quality of life for residents, but it has also had a positive impact on the staff and wider community of St John of God Halswell.

A monthly community market is now held on the Halswell grounds, and there has been a decline in wastage and accidents, as well as an increase in resident satisfaction, time spent off site by residents, and resident contributions to the community.