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Selwyn Park
Dementia Care (Secure)
15 Puriri Park Road
Maunu 0112
(09) 438 1099
(09) 430 0500
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Stephanie Ducrot - 09 438 1099 ext 127
The Selwyn Foundation Group - 09 846 0119
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Visitors and family are always welcome at Jacaranda Court

- at Selwyn Park Village, with The Selwyn Foundation Group.

With views of the western hills, the Selwyn Park Retirement Village at 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu, 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 - telephone 438 1099 ext 134.

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. The Foundation 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.

- The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

Selwyn’s residents mirror New Zealand society as a whole, having people from all kinds of backgrounds, life experiences and interests. These days, people entering our retirement villages are older - now that people are living and remaining active for much longer.

Nevertheless, people residing in Rest Homes as well as those living independently, are encouraged to live as full a life as is humanly possible through maintaining existing links with community activities such as the RSA Club, local churches, Probus, U3A and sports clubs. Organised activities are on offer too – and managers are always interested in hearing of new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings.

Today’s retirement villages are the culmination of over 50 years of progress. It was towards the late 1940s that the Anglican Church’s Auckland City Mission became very concerned about the plight of elderly people to cope in sometimes dilapidated houses, often too large for them once children had grown up and moved away.

The Mission had already done considerable work with older people by 1954 when the first 20 retired people became residents at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier. This was the first rest home and retirement complex of its kind built in New Zealand. It still exists, although almost grown beyond recognition.

In 1967, the Mission arranged for the creation of The Selwyn Foundation as a separate charitable trust, specifically set up to look after this special concern for the needs of older people in our society.

Named after George Augustus Selwyn, first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent perpetual trust and not-for-profit organisation. Selwyn owns or manages retirement facilities in Northland, throughout greater Auckland and in the Waikato. It continues to grow and flourish - it is here to stay!

- Providing quality Christian care for the elderly.

The Selwyn Foundation Group invites you to take a closer look at our commitment to Christian values, quality care, accommodation and services, which continue to make us a leader in the provision of a wide range of accommodation and service options for the elderly in New Zealand.

It is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all residents through the ‘Selwyn Way’ wellness concept.

The Selwyn Foundation Group owns and manages a number of facilities throughout the North Island, and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care in New Zealand.

We place a high value on honesty and mutual respect. We strive to see our people fulfilled through the creation of work environments, where openness, communication, teamwork and safety are paramount. Our staff and volunteers share a specific interest in older adults, and undertake ongoing training in the particular needs of those in their care.

We strive to achieve excellence, continually seeking means for improvement and innovation in our care and services. Furthermore, we will, with integrity, adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all our activities: care, legal, financial, environmental and all business practices.

The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 44-106, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246.
Telephone 09 846 0119.
Fax 09 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwyncare.org.nz
Website: www.selwyncare.org.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
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
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 22 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes Registered Nurses are on duty 24/7. Kellie Hey Care Lead (Clinical Nurse Manager)/Registered Nurse/On site ACE Assessor/BHs RN PGCert PGDip. Extension 134 Mobile : 021 790 062 Email: kellieh@selwyncare.org.nz Clinical Nurse Manager
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Brian de Vetter provides an excellent weekly physiotherapy service
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker 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 Heather our activities coordinator works Monday to Thursday in Jacaranda court and provides flexible activity programs to meet the needs of the elders/residents
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: 3 Jul 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes 24/7 RN cover with Hospital Services
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Available on request
Oxygen Management Yes This is available for limited use as required.
Surgical Followup Yes 24/7 RN cover, with available specialist involvment if needed
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Available on request
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Available on request
Psychiatric Care Yes This is offered as may be required in association with the District Health Board.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Urology Yes Available on request
Clinical Manager Yes We have two excellent, full time, Clinical Coordinators who cover Monday to Saturday
Psychologist Yes Available on request, and also the POPS Team
Psychiatrist Yes Available on request, and also the POPS Team
Updated: 25 Oct 2012
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 24 May 2013
Rooms (Single) Yes All residents in our dementia wing have single rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
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
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
Lounges/seating areas Yes Our open plan communal area is bright and attractive.
Outings Yes Frequent outings are arranged using our own van.
Rural Setting No But set in park like grounds and looking out to the western hills
Sprinklers Yes
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
Details re 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.
Staffing 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.
Associated Complexes Family members are most welcome to dine in the Rest Home dining area for a small charge.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include 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.
Updated: 24 May 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
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 AffiliationsStatusDetails
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
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
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