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CHANGING THE WAY WE CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE.
Reflecting best practice from around the world, The Selwyn Foundation is set to deliver holistic care and support to the elderly 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 Moxon Centre at Selwyn St Andrew’s is the first 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, hospital, and respite care from this purpose-built facility enables residents to continue living on site as their care needs change over time.
Located on the first floor, 2 small communities or 'households' will be home to a total of 24 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
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 – 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 39 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.