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REST HOME CARE AT IVAN WARD CENTRE
Our new residential care buildings are purpose-built to deliver the best residential home care. The interior layout and the accessibility features promote residents’ independence. Our new care suites have been developed according to a ‘household’ layout. By having small communities or ‘households’ within the larger care community, the care suites provide an environment where people have a real sense of belonging within a household setting.
Each household looks more like, feels more like and functions more like a home, where you have your own private room with ensuite and share a spacious lounge with open-plan dining and kitchen area, leading to a large outdoor deck and seating. When residents’ whanau and friends come to visit, they’re also able to use the household kitchen and even stay overnight.
The aim of this design is to retain as much independence as is right for you, so you feel part of a home and a broader community. We’re looking to enhance all aspects of your wellbeing, eliminate loneliness and encourage you to continue living a meaningful and active life.
IVAN WARD REST HOME CARE
• A private heated room with ensuite, hoist and smart call bell system in a household of up to 12 residents
• A fully adjustable electric hospital bed
• To be able to furnish with personal belongings to make you feel at home
• A meeting with the Care Team to establish a personalised Care Plan
• Meals cooked onsite with snacks (fruit and treats) available anytime
• Family and friends are encouraged and able to visit any time and even stay overnight
Each resident can access:
• Open plan living with lounge and fireplace, dining for 12, a shared kitchen available for residents to use and an open-air balcony or
• Onsite nurses and care partners providing participatory care, which we term a ‘care partnership’ 24/7
• 24/7 medical coverage with doctors routinely visiting the Ivan Ward Centre
• Regular van outings and a wide range of activities and exercise, and support so you can keep up with your hobbies
• Regular worship services and a chaplaincy service providing spiritual care as desired
• A hair salon and shop located at Ivan Ward along with visiting beautician and podiatrist
• And of course the wider village amenities
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
We offer a wide range of activities for your enjoyment, and to maintain mobility and develop skills.
There is access to recreation, leisure and exercise. This includes a weekly happy hour and such activities as news reading, crosswords, active chair games, bingo, inter–house quiz competitions, walks and wheelchair rides, a craft afternoon, outings and shopping trips.
A variety of entertainers visit frequently. Special events are organised by our staff to celebrate days and seasons such as St Patrick’s Day, Mothers Day, Father’s Day and Easter - times when an extra effort is made to have a truly festive occasion for everyone.
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.