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REST HOME CARE
- at Selwyn Park village, with The Selwyn Foundation Group.
With views of the western hills, the Selwyn Park retirement village at 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu, has a peaceful outlook over its own ‘village green’ fringed with beautiful mature trees which are visited by native birds.
Selwyn Park's Rest Home is staffed with professional registered nurses 24 hours a day, and caregivers who are trained to meet individual, special needs. The Park's own doctor visits regularly. There are several lounges which visitors and residents can use.
Visitors are welcome, and residents are encouraged to make the rooms their own, with personal furniture, pictures, mementos and television sets.
Also on-site we offer Hospital Care, Dementia Care as well as Villas for independent living.
Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment. We are staffed with caregivers and other professional staff trained to meet the particular needs of those in their care. Although our doctor visits regularly, some families may prefer to continue to have their own GP.
We want all our residents to have an enjoyable time. Our manager is happy to meet with family members, and respond to any questions or concerns you may have. It is appreciated if you take the time to make an appointment - telephone 438 1099 ext 134.
MAKING PEOPLE FEEL AT HOME
There is open visiting at home in the park and family and friends are always very welcome. To help residents to feel at home, please feel encouraged to bring personal things such as pictures, photographs, a favourite comfy chair and treasured mementos.
There are many special areas including several lounges. Our restful garden and the park greens give a real country feel to our dementia unit and village as a whole.
HERE FOR OUR RESIDENTS
All diets and appetites are catered for, and family or guests are welcome for lunch at a small charge payable to reception.
Our chaplain is available for residents’ spiritual needs and specific church services are held in the rest home weekly.
Our hairdresser is available for appointments during the week, and the Podiatrist is available every 6 weeks.
ACTIVITIES FOR WELFARE AND ENJOYMENT
Selwyn Park offers specialised activities for all resident's enjoyment and well-being. These include;
• reading, crosswords, bingo, games, sing-alongs, arts and crafts
• concerts and movies, gala days and the annual picnic in the park
• outings, shopping trips and walks are also organised by Selwyn staff
- Valuables. The Foundation cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged property, and request family to retain these on behalf of residents.
- Fire. Smoke detectors and sprinklers are installed. Our staff have fire evacuation procedures in place – residents are safe in their hands.
- Visitors Book. Relatives and friends are asked to sign the visitor signing in/out book. This is monitored to help ensure the safety of all our residents.
BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
We ask people not to smoke within our facility - we have designated areas for smokers.
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 charitable focus is three-pronged: to combat social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support. In all that we do, we do not lose sight of the importance of Tikanga and our Christian faith.
Our activities are grouped in four key areas:
Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
Promoting the welfare of elders in general is an important aspect of the Foundation’s charitable Mission. We therefore distribute more than 30% of our annual operating surplus to charitable and not-for-profit groups working with or for the elderly at both community and national level. This is in addition to funding our community outreach Selwyn Centre programme, our subsidised rental accommodation and village medical centres.
Looking to the future, our charitable focus will be to deliver on our mission in combating social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support.
Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Foundation supports a wide range of gerontology research. In addition to assisting universities with studies that influence the wellbeing of elders, we also fund The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality and are the principal benefactor of The HOPE Foundation. By investing in quality learning and research opportunities, we aim to enhance the wellbeing of our residents, and of New Zealand’s ageing population as a whole.
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.
Selwyn’s community outreach is most evident in the Selwyn Centres. With 40 venues provided in association with Anglican parishes and serving more than 800 people each week, the programme provides community drop-in centres that enable those who may be living alone and in need of companionship to remain active, healthy and independent in their own neighbourhoods.
Creating thriving communities to age well.
The Selwyn Foundation seeks to create positive environments that promote residents’ independence, eliminate loneliness and add variety to the daily experience. We aim to create open, engaging communities where people have purpose, enjoy choice, and an active lifestyle with family and friends. By developing contemporary new environments and modernised styles of care, we’ll take forward into the future the vision our founders began over sixty years ago.
The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.