Ilam Retirement and Care

We offer a refreshingly high standard of residential care ensuring the best possible life care experience for residents and their families

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03 348 5305


Maritza Fryer

021 392 446

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28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton,
Christchurch 8041

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Ilam Retirement and Care is a graduated care facility that incorporates a rest home, dementia unit and hospital as well as serviced apartments and studios. Continued care means additional services are available as you age, giving residents the optimum level of care within the same living environment. The village has extensive gardens and paved walkways, lawns and grounds that are maintained all year round to keep them looking pristine. 

A great lifestyle to enjoy 

A hairdresser and beauty therapist service is onsite, and our library contains a great collection of fiction and non-fiction books that are free to borrow. Novels can also be brought in from the city library by request. The computer room is well equipped and includes broadband internet access. We also have onsite help and training if required, so you can email loved ones or complete that life story! A small shop within the village provides a limited range of essential items and a level of independence for all residents. 

As an Arvida village, we take care to listen and help residents to continue to enjoy the things they love to do. We also offer a one-on-one personal coaching programme that actively empowers residents to take charge of their own health and well being.

Village Life

Life at Ilam Retirement and Care

At Ilam Retirement and Care, all rooms have ensuites or bathrooms and are wired for personal telephone and TV. Residents can order their own newspaper which is delivered to their room each day. A professional chef provides delicious and nutritional meals with a four week rotational menu certified by a dietitian. 

Qualified diversional therapists provide a range of in-home activities and entertainment. There are regular outings and lots of community involvement. A designated activities room is provided where residents can enjoy crafts, games, movies, bowls, weekly church service, fitness programme, invited speakers, and other special events.

Accommodation Options

Serviced Apartments

Our serviced apartments have a separate bedroom and provide partial support or rest home care directly to your individual unit. This way you can maintain a level of independence and privacy, whilst receiving the care at a level to suit your needs.

Serviced Studios

Our serviced studios have spacious bedsit-style rooms with a lounge, bedroom and kitchen sharing the same large room and a separate bathroom. Support or rest home care is provided directly to your individual unit at a level to suit your individual needs.

Rest home, hospital and dementia care facilities

Resthome residents are encouraged to remain as independent as possible while care is available as needed. The hospital provides 24 hour care with a registered nurse and fully trained staff. The secure dementia care unit is staffed by trained specialist carers.

Care Options

Rest Home Care

Full rest home care is available in our serviced apartments and studios.

The Arvida Way

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Our vision is to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents by transforming the ageing process.
Our commitment is to challenge ourselves to make our residents’ lives better with everything we do.
Our promise is to help you feel younger for longer and actively engaged in life.

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Joining Us

Ilam Retirement and Care units are available under the "Occupation Right Agreement" (ORA). Ilam Retirement and Care is a registered retirement village and is a full member of both the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). If you are 65 or over and you need further care, a Government allowance may be available to assist with fees in your Serviced Apartment. Work and Income New Zealand will explain the assistance available and eligibility criteria.

For all enquires on our available units and costings please contact Maurice David on 03 341 1913

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does the Village Fee work?

The village fee is a set monthly fee that covers all the outgoings, including council and water rates, building insurance and external maintenance, upkeep of community facilities, staff costs, gardening and management of the village. The village fee is fixed for life. This will ensure that you are protected from any increases in operating costs.

2. Who pays for the refurbishment of the villa/apartment when I leave?

On termination of your ORA, Ilam is responsible for all refurbishment costs associated with your villa or apartment.

3. What happens if my needs change?

At Ilam we offer a full continuum of care so you can access additional care services while remaining in your own home. We can assist with meals, laundry, cleaning, access to doctors and nurses and 24 hour emergency assistance and the ability to transfer to an apartment or resthome.

4. Can my friends and family stay with me?

Yes, of course. When you move into Ilam we want you to maintain your family and social ties, and even expand them! This is your home, so you can have guests over to visit or stay whenever you like. It’s up to you.


03 348 5305

28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton,
Christchurch 8041


Maritza Fryer

021 392 446

Email us now View Map

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