Holdsworth House – renowned Christchurch rest home care

Quality of life

Amongst the local Avonside/Linwood community, Holdsworth House Rest Home at Avon Lifecare is set around a stunning courtyard of raised garden beds with it’s own young grape vine. 30 residents enjoy a choice of accommodation, from standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities to premium bed-sitting rooms with ensuite bathrooms and excellent nursing care.

We recognise the importance of maintaining as much independence as possible and we encourage you to share any suggestions or concerns with the running of our home. You’re welcome to bring along special pieces of furniture and personal favourites to make the place feel and look as comfortable as you want.

Family & friends

Family and friends are welcome anytime. You choose how much company or privacy you prefer and if you like to entertain in your room or in one of our many communal lounges.


Our fantastic cooks offer two choices of main meal daily for lunch and dinner and cater to all dietary requirements. It’s always possible to take your breakfast, morning/afternoon tea and supper in your room if you prefer but we do encourage you to share meals in our newly refurbished dining room.

Activities and outings

Our varied activity programme includes regular outings in and around Christchurch, newspaper reading, housie, quizzes and happy hour. We have strong links with our neighbour, The Holy Trinity Church, Avonside with whom we share Chaplain services. You can make appointments with our on-site hair salon and visiting podiatrist.

Care services

Trained care staff are always on hand 24 hours a day, supported by our registered nurses, facility manager, receptionist and property manager.  Care is personal through the development of individual Care Plans by our registered nurses.

We encourage residents and their families to be involved in the development and regular review of their Care Plan.  This ongoing monitoring of the whole health of our residents enables us to pre-empt illness and promote healing. Physiotherapy assessments are completed on a referral basis for all residents.