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Manukau Harbour - from Selwyn Heights Hospital
- with The Selwyn Foundation Group at Selwyn Heights Village.
Selwyn Heights Retirement Village is set within beautiful gardens on a commanding site at 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough, Auckland - adjacent to Monte Cecelia Park, close to public transport and the Royal Oak Shopping Mall. We offer a continuum of quality Christian Care, having a Rest Home and Hospital together with Villas and Apartments for independent living.
Our hospital has a beautiful vista that overlooks the Manukau Harbour. We offer 88 beds in either shared rooms or single rooms.
Selwyn Heights aims to provide a warm and friendly environment, meeting all individual needs. We want all our residents to have an enjoyable time - our manager is happy to meet with you to talk over any concerns you may have. Your feedback is valued.
The hospital is staffed with registered nurses 24 hours each day. Caregivers and other professional staff are trained to meet the particular needs of those in their care. We provide a comprehensive medical service through our two on-site medical officers.
MAKING YOU AT HOME
You are welcome to bring such personal things as some of your curtains, pictures, photographs, treasured mementos, your television set – and any special item of furniture which will fit into the limited space available. Other furniture may be provided for residents as needed. A telephone may be connected to your room through our PABX exchange system. There is a small line charge which also covers all local calls.
There is open visiting - your family and friends are always made very welcome.
There is a spacious lounge for residents to spend time with family and friends or simply enjoy peace and quiet. Digital Sky TV is available. Each wing of the hospital has a kitchenette where residents are welcome to make a cuppa for themselves or visitors at any time.
A convenience store caters for basic needs - and extra items may be purchased on request through the caregivers. The Auckland library bus visits the village every fortnight.
HERE FOR YOU
Our friendly receptionist is able to help you in many ways, including . . .
- Arranging to have your newspaper delivered to your room.
- Supplying stamps and helping with overseas mailing.
- Seeing to your transport needs. (A Stagecoach bus timetable is also at reception.)
- Arranging appointments with our hairdresser, the manicurist, and with visiting physiotherapists, the podiatrist and hearing aid specialist.
- Help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any bills you may incur. Arrange for our administrator to help with other financial questions.
All diets and appetites are catered for - you may prefer a salad to hot vegetables for example. You are also welcome to have family or a guest for lunch at a small charge payable to reception.
Church services open to residents, friends and family of all denominations are held on Wednesdays and Sundays in the chapel – and monthly in each hospital area. Our chaplain is on-site for your spiritual needs.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
A monthly timetable of our comprehensive activities programme is given to all residents and displayed throughout the village - and an activity ‘hot-line’ is updated daily. Group and individually tailored events are facilitated by our caregivers.
- Games, Quizzes and Crosswords.
- Music, sing-a-longs, and exercise sessions.
- Crafts and Group discussions.
- Birthday and other celebrations.
- Concerts and Movies.
- Regular mini-bus outings.
- Valuables. Although the Foundation cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged property, valuable items may be given to the manager for safe keeping. A locked drawer is provided in each Rest Home room.
- Fire: Smoke detectors and sprinklers are installed throughout. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. Our staff have fire evacuation procedures in place - you can feel safe in their hands.
- Visitors Book. Please ask relatives and friends to sign the visitor signing in/out book. This is monitored to help ensure the safety of all our people.
BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
We have areas set aside for smokers. Please respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly. In place of individual pets, our shared hospital pets include cats, fish and birds.
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 charitable focus is three-pronged: to combat social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support. In all that we do, we do not lose sight of the importance of Tikanga and our Christian faith.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:.
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
Promoting the welfare of elders in general is an important aspect of the Foundation’s charitable Mission. We therefore distribute more than 30% of our annual operating surplus to charitable and not-for-profit groups working with or for the elderly at both community and national level. This is in addition to funding our community outreach Selwyn Centre programme, our subsidised rental accommodation and village medical centres.
Looking to the future, our charitable focus will be to deliver on our mission in combating
social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Foundation supports a wide range of gerontology research. In addition to assisting universities with studies that influence the wellbeing of elders, we also fund The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality and are the principal benefactor of The HOPE Foundation. By investing in quality learning and research opportunities, we aim to enhance the wellbeing of our residents, and of New Zealand’s ageing population as a whole.
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.
Selwyn’s community outreach is most evident in the Selwyn Centres. With 40 venues provided in association with Anglican parishes and serving more than 800 people each week, the programme provides community drop-in centres that enable those who may be living alone and in need of companionship to remain active, healthy and independent in their own neighbourhoods.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
The Selwyn Foundation seeks to create positive environments that promote residents’ independence, eliminate loneliness and add variety to the daily experience. We aim to create open, engaging communities where people have purpose, enjoy choice, and an active lifestyle with family and friends. By developing contemporary new environments and modernised styles of care, we’ll take forward into the future the vision our founders began over sixty years ago.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.