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SECURE DEMENTIA CARE
- at Ivan Ward Centre, Selwyn Village
Our new residential care buildings are purposebuilt 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 SECURE DEMENTIA CARE
• There are 2 households of 18 residents on the ground floor
• a specailly designed and secure garden area
• shop, hair salon and consulting room for visiting health professionals within the building
• routine doctors’ visits and 24/7 medical coverage
• care partners and nurse onsite 24/7
Each household has:
• its own 24/7 care partners
• lounge with fireplace
• one large dining table, room for all members of the household to dine together
• domestic open plan kitchen for residents, whanau and staff
• a den or whanau room for residents and families to use during visits, or for whanau to stay overnight (fold-out couch bed)
• a guest toilet close to the whanau rooms
• In addition, there is a small domestic laundry that both residents and families can use should they wish to (a regular commercial laundry service is also available).
Each resident’s care suite has:
• its own ensuite (bidet optional)
• a fully adjustable electric hospital bed
• a wardrobe and other basic furnishings are available if desired
• wifi, smart TV with access to SKY TV*, Netflix* and Skype*
• smart call bell system
*These services are organised by family and charged directly to the family.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Numerous activities are provided for enjoyment and we also provide activities designed to help people suffering from dementia to retain as much as possible of the routine of daily living – or even to gain new skills.
Our activities include . . .
- Musical activities and ‘sing-a-long’
- Guided Walks within Village grounds
- Gentle exercise
- Mini Bus outings
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.