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Selwyn Village Kerridge House
Respite / short term care
43 Target Street
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022
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Blessy Jacob - 09 845 0718
The Selwyn Foundation Group - (09) 846 0119
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Cheryl Tolcher - (09) 846 0119
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Rosemary McGowan - 021790434
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Kerridge House at Selwyn Village offers respite care for people over the age of 65. If you are recovering from ill health, an operation or when family or a carer go on holiday, you may wish to take a break at Selwyn Village, to ensure you get the care you deserve. Respite Care is subject to availability.

Nestled at the heart of Selwyn Village, is Kerridge House Rest Home. Surrounded by the beautiful Selwyn Village grounds, this 60 bed home is enjoyed by residents for its warm, friendly and welcoming environment. Sitting directly opposite the central Lichfield building, Kerridge is in close vicinity to all the facilities Selwyn Village has to offer, should you and your family or friends wish to visit the café, enjoy a movie at the cinema, or visit the craft room, library, or the recreation room.

When you first arrive at Selwyn Village's Kerridge House, we will discuss your preferences with you and your family. This will enable the design of a care plan to specifically support your wellbeing. We work alongside you to find out what is important to you and then support you to live your life the way you wish, whilst receiving the care you deserve.

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 Village's amenities. Visiting family and friends are welcome any time, any day.

Selwyn Village is a 26 acre retirement jewel sitting on Auckland’s sparkling Waitemata Harbour. Located in desirable Point Chevalier, Selwyn Village provides a fantastic lifestyle in a historic setting. A palm-lined avenue, park-like grounds, well-tended flowerbeds and pretty shrubs complement the garden environment, and coastal walks lead to a sheltered swimming beach. Home to an array of care facilities, Selwyn Village is befitting for those from independent living to hospital level, and dementia care.

Kerridge House offers rest home care to a maximum of 60 residents and has a dining room, four pleasant ‘nooks’ with enclosed gardens along with four activity lounges which are utilized by the Kerridge diversional therapist or activity coordinator Monday-Sunday. There are caregivers onsite 24/7 and registered nurses available every morning and afternoons Wednesday-Sunday. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is 24/7 medical coverage.

Each resident has their own room with:
• ensuite
• heating
• a wardrobe and other basic furnishings are available if desired
• a fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Single room and shared bathroom features:
standard bed
personal hand basin
shared bathroom
freestanding-in wardrobe

Single room and ensuite* features:
larger rooms
standard bed
personal ensuite
built-in wardrobe

Large single room and ensuite* features:
larger room
comfortably takes two single beds
personal ensuite
built-in wardrobes

Double room and ensuite* features:
large double room
comfortably takes two single beds
personal ensuite
built-in wardrobes

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