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Selwyn Village Kerridge House
Rest Home
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
Residential Care Consultant
Rosemary McGowan - 021790434
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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
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Feb 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 60
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 15 Jul 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 27 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 24/7 Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Full time during week days
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational therapy is available as needed
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available as required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes As well as Selwyn Village's own full time activities coordinator, each Rest Home and Hospital have their own worker.
Hairdresser Yes The hair dresser is available in each Rest Home and Hospital from Monday to Friday.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls once a week.
Dietitian Negotiable The dietician is available on request.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have two full-time chaplains on site.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers assist with many activities in our Village.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes May be accessed through the Auckland District Health Board.
Wound Care Yes Negotiable - if the need arises.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes The Selwyn News is published weekly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is in designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes Security guards patrol overnight.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Special Features
Special Features
At Selwyn Village, residents may telephone the Community Centre for free transport to take them to the Village's branch of the ASB bank, shops, cafe, medical centre - or to visit family of friends in one of our hospitals.

Rest Home lounges are the venue for all kinds of entertainment. This was 'Africa Day', put on by staff and their families who hailed originally from Southern Africa.
Updated: 23 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pool, Picnic facilities, Pool, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Spa, Swimming, Theatre, Videos, Views
Updated: 10 Oct 2007
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not There are no weekly fees payable for fully subsidised residents. Otherwise private residents are charged $773.08 per week at Caswell House or $783.32 at Kerridge House - including ensuite facilities. Full details of any 'add on' arrangements are available on request.
Details about meals All dietary needs can be met - and this are choices within our menues. Residents may also buy an 'all day breakfast' or snacks served in the cafe. Or a special evening meal of their choice served there on Fridays.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Flemish Yes
Greek Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes The services of an interpreter are able to be arranged.
Japanese Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Russian Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes These are some languages spoken by staff and/or residents as at this date. But in such a large community, people of languages and cultures change often. Please enquire should another language be helpful.
Updated: 9 Aug 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Two Anglican chaplains conduct Worship open to all - and are available to all residents.
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Regular Catholic Masses are celebrated at Selwyn Village.
(Other comments) Yes Staff and Residents are of many Christian denominations, are of other religions, or none. All are welcome.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Stagecoach Buses have two stops within the grounds of Selwyn Village.
Shops 0.00 Km Mini-Market-cum-Post Shop, Craft Shop, Bric-a-Brac & Used Clothing Shop and Cafe within Selwyn Village. New Clothing is available for sale regularly. Pt Chevalier Shopping Centre is 1 km along a flat road.
Mall 4.00 Km St Luke's Shopping Mall - on the route of 007 buses passing through the Village.
Parks 0.00 Km The nearest park is right outside the front entrance.
Library 1.00 Km Point Chevalier's Public Library is 1 km distant.
Updated: 23 Nov 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
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: 5 Dec 2007

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