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Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn
Rest Home Care
350 Selwyn St
Christchurch 8024
Postal Address
Same as above
03 3794044
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Lyn Purdon - 021 117 4371
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Sharalon Sutherland - 021 717 457
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Contact us today and see what a positive move to Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn can make to your life. 

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Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn is part of the Ultimate Care Group, one of the largest residential aged care providers in New Zealand, with nationwide coverage in all aspects of assisted living. Care options include independent living, rest home and hospital facilities with respite and palliative care available. Residents have access to the best possible healthcare services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our facility is well established in the community and is just a short distance from our sister facility, Ultimate Care Rose Court, as well as the city and local shops.

Bishop Selwyn Village offers a community that is warm and friendly. Residents are able to be as active and involved in Village activities as they like but are also able to have privacy and independence. Village residents maintain the life and relationships they've always had. We have a tranquil garden setting with many restful areas for friends and family to use. Our bird aviary attracts a lot of attention and is enjoyed by all.

Our dedicated team of nurses and caregivers offer an unparalleled quality of personalised care backed by industry-leading qualifications and training. They are provided with ongoing training and professional development.

We offer comfortable home-like facilities and deliver the very best in care.

Facility Manager says "Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn is a great place to be. The staff here are super friendly and extremely loyal, with more than half of them having worked here for more than 5 years. All of them are highly skilled and qualified and they genuinely love what they do. We're also rather proud of our comprehensive activities programme which caters for our range of residents. We also enjoy a fabulous connection to our sister village, UCG Rose Court, just around the corner, so our communities are well integrated and there is a genuine sense of belonging"
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy Yes
We have Rest Home beds available with ensuite facilities
Impending vacancy Yes - We have 3 rooms available
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 15 Jan 2021
They care for everyone their loverly people. TC

The nurses at Bishop Selwyn are wonderful thank you. BV
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of committed registered nurses who strive to ensure residents needs are being met. Our team of registered nurses cover all shifts 24/7.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our excellent Enrolled Nurse is part of our dedicated team of nurses.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of caregivers who are committed to providing the best possible care for all of our residents. Our Caregivers undergo regular training and education.
Physiotherapist Yes We can provide Physiotherapy services to our residents as needed.
Occupational Therapist Yes We can arrange for Occupational Therapy services should you require them.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a Diversional Therapist who has two assistants to help deliver a fun-packed activities programme available from Mon - Fri.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities team have an excellent activities programme that caters for all our residents needs available from Mon - Fri.
Hairdresser Yes We have our own salon based on site. You never have to leave the facility to have your hair done.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits upon request.
Dietitian Yes All of our menus have been approved by a dietitian. We can make a referral to dietitian services if this is required for individual consultation
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We can access a Chaplin through the various church groups which visit. This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of experts at our National Support Office that consists of clinical support, financial support and property support
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide if prescribed by a doctor, and oxygen management.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our staff are suitably trained to manage any gastric/nasogastric requirements.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Wound Care Yes We have highly trained clinical nurses lead by our clinical coach who can provide the best care for any wounds requiring treatment.
Diabetic Care Yes All of our registered nurses are skilled to assist with the management of diabetes. We are able to support you with your diabetic needs.
Continence Advice Yes Our registered nurses have been trained to assess for continence requirements and work closely with our suppliers to ensure any continence products you require are of the highest quality.
Stomal Therapy No We do not have a stomal therapist on staff, but if required we would refer to the DHB stomal services for advice.
Tracheotomy Care Yes We can on case by case following careful assessment look after any resident that requires post tracheotomy care or has a long standing tracheotomy.
Infection Control Yes We have been highly commended by the 'public health' medical officer for managing our infection control programme. Our organisation has a very robust infection control programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health.
Surgical Followup Yes If your coming to stay with us post-surgery we can following an assessment of your needs provide the recovery needs you require.
Clinical Management Yes We have a full-time Clinical Services Manager who provides support to our Nurses and Caregivers and all care of our Residents.
Updated: 3 Dec 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Yes, we can provide respite care to suit your needs. Please contact us if you are looking for support as we would love to chat with you and advise availability.
Subsidised Yes Yes, we provided subsidised services.
Private Paying Yes Yes, we provide private paying services.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes We have homely single rooms. All rooms have own toilet, some rooms have ensuite. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have own toilet, some rooms have ensuite. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour is held every week. Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes We do not have a resident pet, but happy for your pet to come and visit you.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please contact us for more information.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A personal phone line can be arranged with a private provider to have a telephone connected to your room. Additional fees may apply.
Wifi Yes Free wi-fi available to our residents and visiting families.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our heating is regulated by the main control switch and is adjusted according to season changes.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes As an organisation our core business is Aged Care. We do however acknowledge that some of our referrals could be for people under the age of 65yrs. We will always consider this person on a case by case to ensure we can meet their needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a variety of locations for residents and their families to meet in.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. it is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with guidance from the local hospice.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We run a great day care club, were all our residents are welcome to join us for the day, enjoying our meals and our activities.
Outings Yes Yes, we have regular trips out and about that are very popular with our residents.
Whanau Room Yes We have a private room for use for family meetings.
Residents Committee Yes Combined Resident/Family meetings are held monthly. Families are welcome to attend and we encourage their involvement.
Newsletter Yes We are more than happy to share with you our newsletter.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our organisation prides itself on providing all policies required to meet the Health and Disability standards. We have a policy for managing challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes At times we see confusion with some of our residents. Our team of staff are highly trained to ensure we comfort and support any of our residents that may be distressed or confused at periods of times.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Open ended visiting hours

Activities programme

Dietician approved meals and catering for special diets

Registered Nurse on site 24/7

Regular happy hour

Hairdresser, podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Bird aviary

Water fountain

We are close to Shopping Centre, Medical Centre, Local Churches, Library, Bowling Club & Park
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Visits to / from kindergartens, church services
weekly, cooking, craft, exercises , wkly happy hour,
Friday entertainment, indoor games, bowls, public library books available once a week, bird aviary, newspaper reading daily, quizzes , shopping , outings housie , entertainers, sing-a-longs, DVD's, visitors (people and pets)
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Standard fees apply. Other costs may be incurred for resident/epoa/family preference. Please contact us for a detailed price list.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff go through an orientation programme and continue with on-going education. All our staff are committed to providing the best quality of care and maintaining our philosophy of 'We Promise to Care"
Details about meals All meals are home-cooked, our menus are reviewed by a dietitian and nutritionist.
Associated Complexes Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group with 19 care facilities NZ wide.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Japanese Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Other Faiths can be sourced by the Facility to see if there's a local representation.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.02 Km Outside the gate.
Shops 1.00 Km Close to dairy
Mall 1.00 Km Barrington Mall, South City, The Colombo
Parks 2.00 Km Close to the Gardens
Library 0.00 Km In house library and Christchurh Public Library selection available weekly
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
CareerForce Yes We are currently engaged with CareerForce to ensure all of our staff receive the best possible education and training.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are members of NZACA
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes We are delighted that our lasted audit had no findings and we achieved a four year certification. https://www.health.govt.nz/sites/default/files/prms/audit_summaries/AuditSummary_PRMS_CommunicatePublish_000009794003.pdf
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) No 2020
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 1 Dec 2020

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