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Established over 100 years ago and previously known as Sprott House, Selwyn Sprott Village, has joined The Selwyn Foundation group offering a range of residential aged care including Independent living, rest home, secure dementia and hospital care.
The recently opened a state of the art secure dementia unit with 24 beds at Selwyn Sprott Village is purpose built to retain your loved one’s sense of wellbeing and to keep them safe. This stunning environment includes some ground breaking innovations for the care of those with memory loss (dementia). Previous owners, Sprott House Trust have put considerable thought into making this a home away from home for our residents. We actively encourage people to carry on with the little things that add up to everyday life – a familiar routine and things that soothe the spirit while the moments of confusion pass.
At Selwyn Sprott village we have adopted the award winning Spark of Life Programme for all residents with dementia. This programme is an extremely well researched way for enhancing the lives of people with dementia.
It’s a simple step-by step approach which boosts quality of life for both the carer and the person with dementia. It views dementia as a normal life process rather than an illness.
Once implemented, improvements in memory, language, communication, social interactions and behaviour become possible.
The Spark of Life Programme is designed to lift the spirit and enhance and enrich the lives of people with dementia and everyone who supports them. It focuses on the consequences of our actions and transforms those actions which can break the spirit into actions which lift the spirit. When the spirit is strong and healthy everything else can improve.
This approach is not a cure, but it is a reliable process for creating an environment in which the human spirit can thrive. It nurtures the wellbeing of the human spirit through a gentle, practical and common sense approach to human relationships and communication.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION – AN OVERVIEW and OUR MISSION
The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.
The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand charitable trust providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.
With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.
In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:
• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support
These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have recently partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our social housing goals in addition to our 57 rentals.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.
The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.
Providing care and support to elders in their community.
Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.