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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Selwyn Heights village
Category
Hospital Care
Address
42 Herd Road
Hillsborough
Auckland 1042
Postal Address
Same as above
DHB
Auckland
Phone
09 624 2600
Fax
(09) 624 2602
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Personnel
Manager
Veena Kaur - Acting Manager - (09) 624 2600
Owner
The Selwyn Foundation Group
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Description
CARE HOME AT SELWYN HEIGHTS

With uninterrupted views stretching across Auckland’s magnificent Manukau Harbour, and bordered on one side by one of the city’s newest parks (Monte Cecilia), Selwyn Heights is nestled in charming Hillsborough, Auckland. Perfectly situated 15 minutes from central Auckland, Selwyn Heights is adjacent to public transport and very near major motorways and the airport. The village is easily accessible for family visiting from the city, eastern and western suburbs.

This 45-bed care home within Selwyn Heights, includes cosy lounges and a sheltered garden area to sit and enjoy the sunshine. There are caregivers and nurses onsite 24/7. Doctors routinely visit and there is 24/7 medical coverage. Each resident has their own room with the following options available:

Single room features:
• standard single room
• shared bathroom
• fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Single room with outlook features:
• standard single room
• built-in wardrobe
• fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Large single room with outlook features:
• spacious, light and airy large room
• built-in wardrobe
• fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Single room and separate lounge features:
• spacious, light and airy large room
• built-in wardrobe
• fully adjustable electric hospital bed
• private separate lounge

Throughout your residency, your family members will be most welcome to be involved and participate in all aspects of your life. You and your friends and family will have access to Selwyn Heights amenities. Visiting family and friends are welcome any time, any day.

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
We offer a wide range of activities for your enjoyment, and to maintain mobility and develop skills.

There is access to recreation, leisure and exercise. This includes activities such as news reading, crosswords, active chair games, crafts, bingo, walks and wheelchair rides, outings and shopping trips.

A variety of entertainers visit frequently. Special events are organised by our staff to celebrate days and seasons, when an extra effort is made to have a truly festive occasion for everyone.
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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.

OUR MISSION
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:

CHARITY
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.

LEARNING
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.

COMMUNITY
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.

VILLAGES
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.
Email: mail@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Jun 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Vacancy Yes
premium room with lounge area
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist visits regularly
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational therapy is available by arrangement
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The Activities Coordinator is responsible for arranging a wide range of events and activities tailored to the needs and capabilities of our residents.
Hairdresser Yes Appointments with our hairdresser are arranged through our receptionist
Podiatrist Negotiable Our podiatrist visits regularly to meet with residents by appointment.
Dietitian Negotiable All dietary needs may be catered for.
Kaumatua Negotiable Maori cultural needs may be met as requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our on-site chaplain offers personal attention to residents' requests and well as conducting worship services open to people of all Christian denominations.
Other Personnel Yes A hearing-aid specialist is on call as required.
Updated: 12 Jun 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Infection Control Yes We have a nurse on our staff responsible for infection control.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Lynette.Williams@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes Lynette.Williams@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes Lynette.Williams@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 17 Dec 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes People are welcome to smoke in designated areas outside.
Updated: 29 Oct 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Our hospital has marvellous views over the Manukau Harbour.
Updated: 21 Sep 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
As they are able, hospital residents are invited to join in the Village programme and activities which include Art, Cards, Chapel, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Minibus, Quizzes, Park, Pastoral care, Sing-a-longs, Videos, Views, Shopping, Birthday and other celebrations, Crosswords, Group Discussions.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes With people from many countries being represented among staff members and residents - at any time we may be able to offer languages other than those listed. Should the services of an interpreter be required - please ask our manager.
Updated: 9 Aug 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes People of many religious faiths and backgrounds are to be found among Selwyn Heights residents and staff members. All are welcome.
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Our Chaplaincy Service is available to everybody.
Updated: 10 Jun 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Stagecoach buses stop nearby - outside the main gate
Shops   Selwyn Heights has a 'convenience' shop on-site.
Mall 3.00 km The Royal Oak Mall and other shops are approximately 3 kilometers from Selwyn Heights.
Parks   Monte Cecelia Park is right alongside our Village.
Library   We have 'library corners' in various locations on site - and the Auckland Mobile Library visits bi-weekly.
Updated: 16 Oct 2007
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 17 Oct 2007

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

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