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Selwyn Wilson Carlile Village - Rest Home

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Selwyn Wilson Carlile Village
Rest Home Care
562 Grey Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton 3216
Postal Address
Same as above
(07) 838 1562
(07) 839 2020
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Trish Gapes - (07) 838 1562
Selwyn Waikato Ltd - (09) 846 0119
Village and Care Manager
Trish Gapes - (07)838 1562
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- at Selwyn Wilson Carlile, Hamilton, with the Selwyn Foundation Group

Selwyn Wilson Carlile is a retirement village managed by the Selwyn Foundation Group offering Rest Home Accommodation, Respite and Day Care - all set in beautifully kept grounds at 562 Grey Street, Hamilton. We are on an attractive, level site not far from Memorial Park and the magnificent Waikato River. Located within 1.5kms of Hamilton East Shopping, Medical Centre and Churches, there is also a pharmacy, café and convenience shopping within easy walking distance.

Our Rest Home has several lounges and a spacious activities room. All bedrooms are single, the majority having ensuites.

Selwyn Wilson Carlile also has Villas available for independent living. These are of brick construction, have a warm appearance and are of generous proportions.

Our aim is to provide a homely,warm and friendly environment. Caregivers and other staff are trained to meet the particular needs of those in their care. This includes a fully-trained Diversional Therapist. Wilson Carlile provides a varied activities programme - over-seen by a contracted Occupational Therapist. We have 24 hour Registered Nursing care.

(Diversional Therapy involves designing programmes to meet the needs of the people. The aim is to reassure or stimulate our residents while at the same time enabling them to maintain as much independence, dignity and self-esteem as possible.)

Although our doctor visits regularly, some residents may prefer to have their own GP call on them as required.

We want all our people to have an enjoyable time. Our Care manager is happy to meet with you, and to talk over any concerns you may have. It is appreciated if you take the time to make an appointment - telephone 07 838 1562.

This is your home and you are free to come and go as you please.
Please feel encouraged to bring such personal things as some of your furniture, pictures, photographs, treasured mementos and your own television.

Our convenience store opens weekly to cater for your basic shopping needs. (Staff will buy in special items at your request.) Selwyn Wilson Carlile has its own library and chapel on site.

Our friendly receptionist is able to help residents in many ways, including . . .
- Arranging to have your newspaper delivered to your room.
- Help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account
- Supplying stamps, basic stationery items and helping with overseas mailing, telephone
- Seeing to your transport needs.
- Arranging appointments with our hairdressers, the podiatrist, physiotherapist

All diets and appetites are catered for in our commercial kitchen. You are also welcome to have family or a guest for lunch at a small charge payable to reception.
Church services are open to residents, friends and family of all denominations. Our chaplain is available for your spiritual needs.

People participating in the Activities programme have the opportunity to make new friendships as they join with our Residents in the numerous activities which are provided for the enjoyment and well-being of our people. These may include . . .

- Daily exercises.
- Cooking and preserving
- Newspaper and poetry reading.
- Storytelling
- Quizzes and intellectual afternoons.
- Housie, cards and board games.
- Long bowls and pool tables
- Music, choir and sing-a-long sessions
- Arts and crafts,
- Regular mini-bus trips and outings – as seats are available.
- Spiritual Services in our Chapel
- Frequent visits from entertainers and concert parties.
- Interaction with other Rest Homes
- Television and videos.
- ‘Happy Hours’, Birthday and other Celebrations.

- The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

Selwyn’s residents mirror New Zealand society as a whole, having people from all kinds of backgrounds, life experiences and interests. These days, people entering our retirement villages are older - now that people are living and remaining active for much longer.

Nevertheless, people residing in Rest Homes as well as those living independently, are encouraged to live as full a life as is humanly possible through maintaining existing links with community activities such as the RSA Club, local churches, Probus, U3A and sports clubs. Organised activities are on offer too – and managers are always interested in hearing of new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings.

Today’s retirement villages are the culmination of over 50 years of progress. It was towards the late 1940s that the Anglican Church’s Auckland City Mission became very concerned about the plight of elderly people to cope in sometimes dilapidated houses, often too large for them once children had grown up and moved away.

The Mission had already done considerable work with older people by 1954 when the first 20 retired people became residents at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier. This was the first rest home and retirement complex of its kind built in New Zealand. It still exists, although almost grown beyond recognition.

In 1967, the Mission arranged for the creation of The Selwyn Foundation as a separate charitable trust, specifically set up to look after this special concern for the needs of older people in our society.

Named after George Augustus Selwyn, first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent perpetual trust and not-for-profit organisation. Selwyn owns or manages retirement facilities in Northland, throughout greater Auckland and in the Waikato. It continues to grow and flourish - it is here to stay!

The Selwyn Foundation Group invites you to take a closer look at our commitment to Christian values, quality care, accommodation and services, which continue to make us a leader in the provision of a wide range of accommodation and service options for the elderly in New Zealand.

It is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all residents through the ‘Selwyn Way’ wellness concept.

The Selwyn Foundation Group owns and manages a number of facilities throughout the North Island, and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care in New Zealand.

We place a high value on honesty and mutual respect. We strive to see our people fulfilled through the creation of work environments, where openness, communication, teamwork and safety are paramount. Our staff and volunteers share a specific interest in older adults, and undertake ongoing training in the particular needs of those in their care.

We strive to achieve excellence, continually seeking means for improvement and innovation in our care and services. Furthermore, we will, with integrity, adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all our activities: care, legal, financial, environmental and all business practices.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 4 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Please call us as the situation is changing daily
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $5/day up to $5-$15/day as at 21 May 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 3 Jul 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes There is an RN on duty 24 hours
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Weekly visits
Occupational Therapist Yes As required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 5 days per week
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes Visits 6 weekly
Dietitian Yes On Contract to oversee menu and special diets
Accredited Visitors Yes Blind Foundation, Deaf Society, Age Concern, Alzheimers Society
Kaumatua Yes Affiliated with Kirikiriroa Marae
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes On call 24 hours
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 23 Aug 2007
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Please discuss with the manager
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites, however, the other rooms have a toilet and handbasin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes If requested, at your own expense
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes At Hospital level of care
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee No Residents have a monthly meeting
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room No Smokers are welcome to smoke OUTSIDE in designated areas.
Smoking Permitted Yes But only in designated OUTSIDE areas
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Wilson Carlile House is a 59 bed stage 2 Resthome along with Hospital level care that provides an inviting family atmosphere.

Although set in the heart of Hamilton East with shops very handy for our residents, our facility offers a quiet tranquil atmosphere in part due to the well cared for and secluded gardens.

Our home provides single rooms, where residents may retain a number of personal items, such as pictures, photographs, television, telephone etc. (television and stereo equipment is also available in the lounge).

In addition to this facility, The Selwyn Foundation is pleased to announce that it intends to acquire the Sunningdale RSA Veterans Rest Home and Retirement Housing complex in Hamilton. From 1 April 2010, the Foundation will assume management of the facility’s administration processes and general operations, with a view to finalising the acquisition on completion of a due diligence process later this year.
Updated: 30 Mar 2010
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Well developed Activities Programme, (both individual and group).
Weekly outings.
Group activities with other Resthomes in the area.
Chapel - weekly services, daily prayers (Chapel available to any denomination).
Resident's shop.
Visiting entertainment.
Board games
Newspaper reading
Updated: 19 Feb 2010
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
French Yes
German Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 25 Oct 2007
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
(Other comments) Yes Although Wilson Carlile is associated with the Anglican Church, residents of all beliefs and cultural backgrounds are welcomed.
Updated: 25 Oct 2007
Public Transport 0.00 km The bus stop is at the roadside
Shops 2.00 km The Hamilton East Shops, Grey Street
Mall 8.00 km The nearest Mall is in the suburb of Chartwell
Parks 1.00 km Parana Park is one block from Wilson Carlile
Library 2.50 km The library is situated in the middle of town.
Updated: 19 Feb 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 25 Oct 2007

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