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Cambridge Living

Across the road from Cambridge's historic shady trees and the Te Koutu Lake Reserve, Selwyn St Andrew's offers the perfect location for retirement living.

Selwyn St Andrew's new residential care development


Provision of the full continuum of care from the new purpose-built facility will enable residents to continue living on site as their care needs change over time. Residents’ rooms are designed in such a way that should a resident need hospital care, it can be delivered from their existing room, rather than having to move elsewhere.

New care suite opening December 2017

Located on the first floor, 2 small communities or 'households' will be home to a total of 24 residents. Each household will function like a home, with its own living room and open plan kitchen and large balcony for relaxing. Whanau and friends will be able not just to visit, but also use the household kitchen and even stay overnight.  

Each household will have:

  • its own 24/7 care partners  
  • its own front door, with a door bell for use after hours
  • lounge with fireplace
  • dining area (with one large dining table)
  • domestic open plan kitchen for staff, residents and whanau to use as they please
  • a den or whanau room for residents and families  to use during visits, or for whanau to stay overnight  complete with (fold-out couch)
  • a guest toilet close to the whanau rooms

Each resident’s room will have:

  • its own ensuite (bidet optional)
  • a generous wardrobe
  • smart TV with access to SKY TV and Netflix
  • wifi

In addition there will be:

  • a nurse onsite 24/7
  • a small domestic laundry that both residents and families can use should they wish to (a regular commercial laundry service will also be available)
From December 2017, Selwyn St Andrew's will offer resident's an extensive range of first-class leisure facilities located on the ground floor of the Moxon Centre, including;
  • resident's lounge, opening into an external deck with planters and gardens
  • multipurpose room for exercises, movies, performances, celebrations, with its own kitchenette

  • crafts/activities room

  • cafe and dining (north facing with an outdoor eating area, eventually overlooking a village green)

  • professional kitchen to support the cafe and dining areas

  • medical centre (consulting room)

  • shop (dairy/mini-mart)

  • hair salon

  • meeting room (includes audio visual equipment)  

When you first arrive we will discuss you preferences with you and your family, and develop a care plan specifically designed to enhance your well-being. It is called a 'care partnership' and throughout your residency, your family members will be most welcome to get involved and participate in all aspects of your life here should you wish them to.

The 'household' structure of the facility means you will have the company of others when you want it, sharing and participating in all aspects of daily life and the privacy of your own room when you need it. Here are some of the main aspects of life at the village:

  • Meals

Main meals will be cooked on site, but when you eat is up to you. You and your family are welcome to use the kitchen within each household to cook your own meals too.

  • Health

You will have access to an on-call GP as well as other health professionals.

  • Activities

Residents are encouraged to keep mentally and physically active. You are welcome to continue with your existing hobbies in addition to the range of organised activities we will make available to you.

  • Volunteers

It's nice to have company but we realise you family can't be here all the time. Our village volunteers are here to help brighten your day in any way they can.

  • Chaplaincy

Our chaplain is on site two days a week, but is available outside those times on request. Please feel free to invite the Chaplain, or another spiritual leader, to visit you at any time.