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Selwyn Oaks Village
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21 Youngs Road
Auckland 2110
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21 Youngs Road
Papakura 2110
Counties Manukau
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Diana Okeme - (09) 297 2079
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Reflecting best practice from around the world, The Selwyn Foundation is set to deliver holistic care and support to older people which is focused totally on the individual, their needs and what they want out of life. The physical design of our facilities, and our staffing structures, are focused on overall wellness, not just clinical care.

The care suites within the Lees Centre at Selwyn Oaks is a manifestation of this new model of care, where communities are based around small clusters of resident ‘households’ within the larger care community. Provision of rest home and hospital care from this purpose-built facility enables residents to continue living on site as their care needs change over time.


Located on the first and second floors, 4 small communities or 'households' are home to a total of 48 residents. Each household functions like a home, with its own living room and open plan kitchen and large balcony for relaxing. Whanau and friends are able not just to visit, but also use the household kitchen and even stay overnight.

Each household has:
- its own 24/7 care partners
- its own front door, with a door bell for use after hours
- lounge with fireplace
- dining area (with one large dining table)
- domestic open plan kitchen for staff, residents and whanau to use as they please
- a den or whanau room for residents and families to use during visits, or for whanau to stay overnight complete with (fold-out couch)
- a guest toilet close to the whanau rooms

Each resident’s room has:
- its own ensuite (bidet optional)
- a generous wardrobe
- smart TV with access to SKY TV and
- Netflix
- wifi

In addition there is:
- a nurse onsite 24/7
- a small domestic laundry that both residents and families can use should they wish to (a regular commercial laundry service will also be available).

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

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity 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 five 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 partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our affordable housing goals in addition to our 81 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.
Email: mail@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Vacancy Yes
We have vacancies for Permanent and Respite Hospital level of care. All of our rooms are premium with ensuites. Please contact 2972079 and speak to our receptionist or call Niccy, Village and Care Manager, on 021350658
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes from $32.00/day up to $32.00/day as at 06 Aug 2021
Updated: 8 Dec 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes A registered nurse is always on duty
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Nurse Practitioner is just a phone call away and visits once a month
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 Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Our experienced RNs can support oxygen management with portable tank supply or through an Oxygen concentrator. We can provide respite training for ongoing community management if required.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our RNs are experienced in the provision and support of direct gastric feed management
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) No We do not have the necessary equipment for bariatric management
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Our care team work in partnership with whanau to facilitate dignified and compassionate end of life care. Our RNs can administer oral or sub cutaneous medications during this time.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our care team work in partnership with whanau to facilitate dignified and compassionate end of life care. Our RNs can administer oral or sub cutaneous medications during this time.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes We cannot manage central or PICC lines but we can administer antibiotics through a short peripheral luer.
Wound Care Yes We have trained RNs who work in collaboration with CMDHB clinical specialists and district nurses
Diabetic Care Yes we are experienced in the management of diabetes and complications associated with diabetes In liaison with Specialists at Middlemore Hospital.
Continence Advice Yes We have a trained team to assess and provide support and guidance based on each individual residents needs.
Stomal Therapy Yes We will accept residents requiring either post surgical management and training or long term stoma management, in collaboration with the specialists at CMDHB
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Dependent on the level of care required - we are able to manage residents with rehabilitation needs in collaboration with community service such as the Stroke Foundation Field Officer.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes We can provide post trauma cares relative to the clinical needs of the resident.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We can provide post trauma cares relative to the clinical needs of the resident.
Infection Control Yes We have trained RNs who work in collaboration with CMDHB specialists and district nurses
Surgical Followup Yes We can provide post surgical cares relative to the clinical needs of the resident.
Psychiatric Care Yes We can manage mild dementia, however more acute forms of mental illness are managed through specialty service at CMDHB
Clinical Management Yes We have 24/7 RN cover with back up from an Assistant Carel Manager(ACM) and a Village and Care Manager (VCM)
Other Specialties Yes Selwyn Foundation is a Faith/ Tikanga based organisation and Spiritual Wellness or Taha Wairua underpins our model of care and the additional services provided at Selwyn Oaks. Our 'Household' model of care is designed to enrich the lives of residents through strengthening Resilience, Growth, Belonging, Contentment and Spirituality.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes niccy.brougham@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes niccy.brougham@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes niccy.brougham@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Booking can be made in advance Yes niccy.brougham@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged as we recognise that for permanent residents, Selwyn Oaks is their home.
Single Rooms Yes There are 48 single rooms available in our hospital. Each room has its own ensuite.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Some of our rooms have adjoining doors so that couples can be together and also in their own care space.
Connecting Rooms Yes Some of our rooms have adjoining doors so that couples can be together and also in their own care space.
Ensuite Yes All hospital rooms have full ensuite - premium rates apply.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Some medications are not compatible with alcohol and we encourage moderation in this aspect. We do have a happy hour every Friday. We have a restaurant and bar on the ground floor in addition to the kitchens, dining rooms and lounges in each household.
Pets In Residence Yes We are located on the shores of the manukau and there is a wealth of bird life in our grounds and vicinity. We also have some chickens and 2 caged song birds in one of the households - Sel & Wyn our beautiful canaries. Tropical Fish enjoy life in our tank in the café.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Selwyn Foundation encourages residents to develop a sense of belonging and meaningful engagement in life. We have a policy around pets which can be explained if there is a requirement from a resident.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Phone access is by request and a contract is entered into with the resident and the phone company.
Wifi Yes Wifi is available. Please ask about this at reception.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Under floor heating is installed in all bedrooms. Our maintenance team can be contacted for personal requirements and trouble shooting.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Each household (x4) has a lounge, dining room and kitchen. There are other lounges , a café and a restaurant on the ground floor.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes End of life care is provided by a skilled care team to support resident dignity, and provide compassionate care for family and friends. Our small chapel can be booked for celebrations of a loved ones life and to farewell them in an intimate and special way.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Available at a specialised facility on-site in conjunction with the local Anglican Parish workers. Ph: 297 2238
Outings Yes Selwyn Oaks residents enjoy frequent outings in our comfortable and well equipped van. These outings are reported in our monthly newsletter and are always a talking point with residents and families. In winter we take soup and nibbles and in summer we take packed lunch and picnic if we are able.
Whanau Room Yes Each household has an overnight room with a fold down double bed, children's toys and bathrooms in close proximity. Comfortable chairs.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Care is individualised to meet resident needs. Whanau are welcomed into the household and expected to participate in the life of the resident as they wouldat home. Our facilities are flexible and can be utilised for celebrations and whanau events in consultation with our management team. The Selwyn Foundation kaumatua is available and related iwi are welcome to participate in residents care programmes.
Residents Committee Yes We do not have a specifically appointed committee but monthly meetings are organised with minutes published.
Family Committee Yes There is a regular family meeting held on site at Selwyn oaks. Group emails about important events are sent on an as need basis.
Newsletter Yes Selwyn Oaks publishes a monthly newsletter. Additional copies can be sought from our reception desk.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All residents are treated with care and respect. We have a range of diversional therapies to support mental wellness an, resilience and engagement. Our management team are available for families to discuss residents needs if required.
Confused Residents Yes Confused residents are treated with care and respect. We have a range of diversional therapies to support mental wellness an, resilience and engagement.
Rural Setting Yes We are located on the shores of the manukau harbour at Papakura. We are in close proximity to shops but also have some beautiful natural waterfront walkways.
Smokers Room No Selwyn Oaks is a smoke free facility. We recognise that smoking is an addiction and we offer support to residents who wish to give up.
Smoking Permitted No Selwyn Oaks is a smoke free facility. We recognise that smoking is an addiction and we offer support to residents who wish to give up.
Semi-Secure Yes Our buildings are locked with access via an intercom from 5pm until 8am. We do not have a secure dementia care facility.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Special Features
Special Features
The Lees Centre - was commissioned in 2018.
The village now comprises 16x 2 bedroom independent living villas; and a 48 room integrated hospital level care facility comprising 4 households of 12 residents each.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
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
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not As all of our rooms are premium rooms (ensuites) there is a small additional charge which is not subsidised. External providers such as podiatry, hair dressing are paid for by the resident.
Staffing qualifications and details The weekly menu is drafted by our catering provider. The meal preparation and kitchen management is over seen by Jo and Hans, our qualified chefs.
Details about meals Each household has its own kitchen as well we have the main kitchen on the ground floor. Meals are prepared by the main kitchen on site and delivered to the households. also - Residents and families are able to prepare their own meals at any time using the household kitchen facilities. Care staff assist residents with their meals as required. Residents have an option to eat in their rooms and are encouraged to eat at the large shared dining table in the shared dining room. Mealtime has cultural significance for many people and it an opportunity for interaction with other residents, staff and families and helps to combat the loneliness associated with advancing age.
Associated Complexes We have a restaurant and a café on the ground floor which can be booked by families and residents for small functions. Visitors can also purchase a meal on request with the chef.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
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 Affiliations Status Details
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 chapel and/or the chaplains services.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Location Distance Details
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 Beautiful nature walks run past the village around the shores of the Manukau Harbour . The botanical gardens in Manurewa are not far away. Hunua falls is a lovely spot to visit in the summer and there are many beaches and regional parks to the east of the facility.
Library We have a small library with a working internet capable computer on our ground floor. the library is managed by volunteers from the village and is well utilised. We also have a reading group run by volunteers for our residents .
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
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

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