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Selwyn Oaks Village
Hospital Care
21 Youngs Road
Counties Manukau
(09) 297 2079
(09) 297 2238
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Roland Phillips - 09 297 2079
The Selwyn Foundation Group - (09) 845 0838
Care Manager:
Diana Okeme - 09 297 2079
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- at Selwyn Oaks Village with The Selwyn Foundation.

Selwyn Oaks Retirement Village at 21 Youngs Road, Papakura, comprises a Rest Home and Hospital together with Villas for independent living - all set within beautifully landscaped grounds and mature trees

Our 48 bed Hospital has a fresh, inviting interior, contributing to a resident’s sense of well-being. Built all on one level there are several lounges and delightful interior courtyards. All rooms are single and each has its own adjoining toilet and hand basin.

Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment. Our staff are trained to meet the particular needs of those in their care. Although our doctor visits regularly, some residents may prefer to have their own GP call on them as required.

We want all our residents to have an enjoyable time. Our manager is happy to meet with you, and to respond to any questions or concerns you may have. It is appreciated if you take the time to make an appointment. Telephone: 09 296 3800.

There is open visiting at the ‘Oaks’ and your family and friends are always made very welcome.
This is your home and you are free to come and go as you please. However we do ask that residents inform staff of your whereabouts when leaving the Village.

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. A private telephone may be installed in your room at a rental charge or through Telecom. A telephone is also available for you to use in our reception area. Our receptionist is happy to advise you.

A small shop at reception caters for your basic shopping needs - and as well as our own library, there are regular visits from the Papakura librarians.

Many activities for people of the local community happen in the ‘White House’ - as the homestead inside our front gate is known. Hospital residents are welcome.

Our friendly receptionist is able to help you in many ways, including . . .
- Arrange for you to have your ordered newspaper delivered to your room.
- If you wish, our receptionist will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any bills you may incur.
- Advise you as to which care staff member can arrange for hair, physiotherapy and podiatrist appointments; a hearing check, or your personal laundry requirements. And, at your request, arrange dental and optician appointments outside the village - and your transport for these or your medical appointments beyond Selwyn Oaks.

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.

Our Chaplain is available to everyone. We hold a Sunday service and communion in the main lounge.

Our Assistant Diversional Therapist runs a busy programme for residents. You are
invited to join in the recreation, exercise and leisure activities of your choice and as may be possible for you. These could include:.
- Games, indoor bowls, chair bowls and carpet bowls
- Music, sing-a-long sessions and exercises to music
- Newspaper-reading, story-telling, television and videos.
- Regular mini-bus trips and outings with family and friends.
- Arts and crafts
- Birthday and other Celebrations
- Frequent visits from community groups.

- Valuables: Selwyn Oaks does not accept responsibility for valuables such as jewellery and money.

- Fire: Selwyn Oaks has smoke detectors and sprinklers. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. Our staff have fire evacuation procedures in place and you can feel safe in their hands.
- Visitors Book: We have a visitor signing in/out book which is monitored. This helps to ensure the safety of all our people.

Please do not smoke within our Hospital. We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.

- 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.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 2 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 48
Vacancy Yes
please contact Diana, Care Manager, for enquiries about Hospital care. ph 2972079.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 18 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Nurse Practitioner is just a phone call away and visits once a month
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes A registered nurse is always on duty
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes Experienced and trained care assistance is available at all times
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist available as needed
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational therapy is arranged as it is required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Assistant Diversional Therapist, Sherri, works together with residents on their life enrichment program
Activities Co-ordinator No Our Assistant Diversional Therapist, Sherri, works together with residents on their life enrichment program and our care partners assist residents in this regard
Hairdresser Yes Appointments are made with our hairdresser on two days each week.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist calls by arrangment as residents have a need.
Dietitian Yes This service is provided by our contracted caterers.
Kaumatua Yes Our Kaumatua is on call.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As well conducting Sunday Worship Services and meeting personal needs as required, our Chaplain is available to residents with or without appointment every Tuesday and Frday from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm.
Other Personnel Yes A team of Volunteers assists with weekly activities, transport, entertainment, home groups and the like.
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Diabetic Care Yes In liaison with Diabetic Specialists at Middlemore Hospital.
Continence Advisor Yes We act on advice from specialists at Middlemore Hospital.
Infection Control No We work according to advice from specialists from the Counties Manukau DHB.
Stomal Therapist No Counties Manukau DHB specialists advise as required.
Psychiatric Care No Care is facilitated through Mental Health Services - South Auckland, through Counties Manukau DHB.
Stroke Rehabilitation No The services of the Stroke Foundation Field Officer are accessed when required.
Spinal Injuries Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 18 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 Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Booking can be made in advance Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Day Care Yes Available at a specialised facility on-site in conjunction with the local Anglican Parish workers. Ph: 297 2238
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes There are 48 single rooms available in our hospital
Ensuite Yes 14 hospital rooms have full ensuite - premium rates apply. All other standard rooms contain a toilet and handbasin.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Sel & Wyn Canaries. Tropical Fish Tank. 3 Chickens.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes No specific staff member, but provided through Foundation Staff and access though the local marae.
Residents Committee No A monthly meeting is held for all residents
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Apart from a lounge of subsatial proportions, there are six smaller lounge areas scattered around our complex.
Outings Yes Regularly
Rural Setting Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Special Features
Special Features
The Lees Centre - our new community centre and care home will be opening in February 2018.
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Life enrichment program for all residents, Activity programme, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Outings, Shopping, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Breakfast, Mid-day meal, evening meal and supper provided
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Flemish Yes Flemish is accessible through our Residential Services Manager.
Interpreter Yes Either through a staff member or the local DHB Interpreter Service.
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes With staff members and residents from many different countries, we are often able to meet residents' needs - please ask our manager for help.
Updated: 27 Jun 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Sunday weekly Services are held in the main lounge. The Chaplain is available to all.
Inter denominational Yes All are welcome at worship - or to avail themselves of the Chaplain's service.
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Public Transport 1.00 km Stagecoach bus services stop nearby on. the Great South Road. The train station is about 3 kilometres away at Papakura.
Shops   A mini-market convenience store operates in the Village, and there is a dairy just outside, close to the main gate.
Mall 3.00 km Selwyn Oaks Village is an equal distance from two shopping centres at Papakura and Takinini respectively.
Parks 3.00 km Central Park is the closest large area, although there are smaller park-like grounds nearby as well.
Library   A readers library is on-site and the Papakura Library Bus visits regularly.
Updated: 18 Oct 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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 Oct 2007