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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 new 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.
NEW CARE SUITES AVAILABLE NOW
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
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 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 recently partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our social housing goals in addition to our 57 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.