The core aim of The Selwyn Way is to provide a person-centric and holistic approach to a person’s individual wellbeing. Our central thought is that ‘to care for older people, you have to care about them’, me mātua aroha ki te tangata, hei manaaki tika i a rātou and this approach puts the individual at the centre of everything we do. To guide us in the practical realisation of this (in terms of how we provide services), we have identified five key domains that improve a person’s wellbeing:
A dimension that brings meaning to life.
Growth (Te Haere Whakamua)
Continuing to learn and flourish as a person.
Contentment (Te Taunga Manawa)
A state of satisfaction with life.
A sense of meaningful connection with others, being part of a community.
Resilience (Te Oranga)
To overcome adversity, stress or uncomfortable change in ourselves or our circumstances.
Together, these five domains inform the environment that we create and how we think about health and engagement in life, which we take forward into the design of all Selwyn operations as well as the physical layout of our new care homes.