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28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton, Canterbury

Friendship and fun, framed by beautiful gardens

  • Assisted living Serviced apartments
  • Personalised care Rest home & hospital-level care
  • Specialised care Dementia care

Life in this Arvida Living Well Community revolves around helping every resident to enjoy a fulfilling day.

We do this by getting to know our residents on a friend-to-friend level, so that we know what they love doing and how they like to shape their day. Some are early risers; others love a sleep in. At Ilam, individuality is encouraged and embraced. Our community is set in a garden landscape with paved walkways, park areas and mature trees. When the weather allows, we use our outdoor areas as much as we can for activities and social gatherings. Getting our residents together and encouraging the bonds of friendship is an important part of our community culture.

Home sweet home that’s conveniently close to Christchurch’s remarkable parks and gardens

Within Ilam’s beautifully landscaped grounds there are tastefully-decorated serviced apartments, super-comfortable rest home rooms, a hospital and our specialised dementia household. Residents can participate in crafts, games, movies, bowls, a weekly church service and fitness programmes. We also have an entertainment programme and regular outings in the community van.

One of the most convenient Christchurch rest homes you’ll ever find, Ilam is handy to the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park and Ilam Gardens, so there’s always somewhere beautiful to go when you feel like an excursion. The Bush Inn Centre indoor mall is just around the corner, for shopping and catching up with friends at a café.

Arvida. Living a life with soul.

Facilities & activities

Ilam has a regular activities and events programme put together by residents in collaboration with our wellness coordinator. Shopping and picnic trips are popular, as are summertime barbecues and enjoying the garden courtyards.

Accommodation options

Serviced Apartments

Ranging in size from 30sqm – 46sqm

Ilam’s one-bedroom serviced apartments and studios are sunny, modern and warm with lovely views of our well-tended gardens. They combine private and independent living with extra assistance if it’s needed. These services may include the provision of meals, a personal laundry service, regular housekeeping by our friendly staff, help with medications and more. If you need full rest home care in the future, you can continue to live in your apartment.

Ministry of Health Certification: 3 years

Available rooms: Standard; or Premium ($40.00 - $40.00 / night)

Person-centred care options

  • Rest home care Rest home care
  • Hospital care Hospital care
  • Dementia care Dementia care

At Ilam our team provides a quality lifestyle with an innovative, holistic approach to care.

To achieve a feeling of family, our residents and staff live and work together within small households, which help to build genuine relationships based on understanding, friendship and trust. The Cressy household for specialised dementia care has 20 residents looked after by a caring, supportive team, it's safe and fully secure.

Connect with Ilam

Are you searching for ‘rest home Christchurch’, retirement home Christchurch’ or ‘dementia care Christchurch? Arvida’s Ilam community might be just the place you’re looking for. Talk to Maria on 027 738 0946 for more information or to book a tour.

Additional Information

Postal address

28 Ilam Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

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