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Whangārei Park Village - Selwyn Court

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Whangārei Park Village
15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0112
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15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0110
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Stephanie Ducrot - (09) 438 1099
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Kerensa Gillespie - 027 200 8314
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Shalimar Bawayan - (09) 438 1099
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With views of the western hills, Metlifecare Park has a peaceful outlook over its own ‘village green’ fringed with beautiful mature trees which are visited by native birds.

Our 15-bed ‘Jacaranda Court' Dementia Unit has a fresh and inviting appearance and a well-equipped interior, contributing to our residents well-being. Built on one level, all rooms are single with a hand basin.

Also on-site we offer Rest Home and Hospital Care as well as Villas for independent living.

Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment. We are staffed with caregivers and other professional staff trained to meet the particular needs of those in their care. Although our doctor visits regularly, some families may prefer to continue to have their own GP.

We want all our residents to have an enjoyable time. Our manager is happy to meet with family members, and respond to any questions or concerns you may have. It is appreciated if you take the time to make an appointment.

There is open visiting at home in the park and family and friends are always very welcome. To help residents to feel at home, please feel encouraged to bring personal things such as pictures, photographs, a favourite comfy chair and treasured mementos.

There are many special areas including a pleasant lounge. Our restful garden and the park greens give a real country feel to our dementia unit and village as a whole.

All diets and appetites are catered for, and family or guests are welcome for lunch at a small charge payable to reception.
Our chaplain is available for residents’ spiritual needs and specific church services are held in Jacaranda Court weekly.
Our hairdresser is available for appointments during the week, and the Podiatrist is available every 6 weeks.

Jacaranda Court offers a specialised activity programme for all our residents enjoyment and well-being. Opportunities include games, music, and arts and crafts.

- Valuables. Metlifecare cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged property, and request family to retain these on behalf of residents.
- Fire. Smoke detectors and sprinklers are installed. Our staff have fire evacuation procedures in place – residents are safe in their hands.
- Visitors Book. Relatives and friends are asked to sign the visitor signing in/out book. This is monitored to help ensure the safety of all our residents.

We ask people not to smoke within our facility - we have designated areas for smokers.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 23 Jul 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Nurse Practitioner No
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available through the local DHB if needed
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Activities Coordinator in the rest home is a qualified DT and provides support to all of our Activities Coordinators
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our on-site salon is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls on residents every six weeks or more frequently if required
Dietitian Negotiable All meals have passed Dietitian recommendation
Accredited Visitors Negotiable The Age concern accredited visitng service is availabe by negotiation as well as counselling and support from the Anglican care centre
Kaumatua Yes We have a local on-call Kaumatua, available on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As well as conducting Sunday Worship Services which are open to all residents, our chaplain is available on site for two days each week - and is also on call to residents for urgent personal assistance
Other Personnel Yes Trained volunteers assist with outings and events. Our army of volunterrs also assist with painting, floral arrangement, music, companionship and entertainment. Our home is enriched with pets.
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes This is available for limited use as required.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Available on request
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes 24/7 RN cover with Hospital Services
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Available on request
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes Available on request
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes 24/7 RN cover, with available specialist involvment if needed
Psychiatric Care Yes This is offered as may be required in association with the District Health Board.
Clinical Management Yes We have two excellent, full time, Clinical Coordinators who cover Monday to Saturday
Updated: 25 Oct 2012
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 24 May 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes All residents in our dementia wing have single rooms.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a lovely friendly cat in the unit amoung others in the facility along with chickens, love birds and fish
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Our open plan communal area is bright and attractive.
Outings Yes Frequent outings are arranged using our own van.
Residents Committee Yes The Rest Home has a very Active Residents Committee , which Family members are welcome to access
Newsletter Yes Selwyn Park has its own quarterly newsletter which includes contributions from residents and staff members.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No But set in park like grounds and looking out to the western hills
Updated: 24 May 2013
Special Features
Special Features
We pride ourselves on the relaxed and family atmosphere achieved by caring staff members at Selwyn Park. The up-to-date dementia care and facilities include a great outdoors area with lawns and gardens.
Updated: 24 May 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, Big print books, Board games, Care and Craft, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Music, Outings, Pastoral care, Sing-a-longs, Videos.

A variety of specialised activies are also provided to suit the needs of individual residents.
Updated: 29 Nov 2007
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not There is no charge for fully susidised residents. Otherwise the fees for private care are $837.76 incl GST per week or $3640.27 incl GST per 4 weeks.
Staffing qualifications and details Our team of competent and caring care givers attend mandatory training and are encouraged to complete training towards the National certificate and a career in care giving.
Details about meals All dietary needs are catered for at Selwyn Park, the menus are audited by a qualified dietician and choices are offered within our seasonal menus.
Associated Complexes Family members are most welcome to dine in the Rest Home dining area for a small charge.
Updated: 24 May 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We are able to call on interpretation services through the District Health Board.
Italian Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 29 Nov 2007
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes An Anglican Chaplain conducts Worship Services open to all residents and is available on site for pastoral care.
Christian Yes
(Other comments) Yes People of all religions and cultures are welcome at Selwyn Park.
Updated: 6 Jan 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km The local bus service stops at our gate.
Shops 0.40 Km A group of shops including a dairy and fish & chips/takeway shop is nearby. We have a convenience shop on-site.
Mall 3.00 Km Whangarei's Shopping Mall is within the City Centre
Parks 0.00 Km The closest park in right on our doorstep - while Barge Park is about one kilometre away.
Library 0.00 Km As well as our small internal large print library, the Whangarei Library Bus calls regularly.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes ACC Health Partnership.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Dec 2007

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.