The Selwyn Foundation has opened its new $14 million Moxon Centre at Selwyn St Andrew’s retirement village.
The three-storey centre offers fully serviced residential aged care suites within an innovative ‘household’ setting, as well as an extensive range of leisure amenities and eleven new independent living apartments.
The Selwyn Foundation Chief Executive, Garry Smith says: “We’re extremely proud to be opening this wonderful development at our Selwyn St Andrew’s village. The Moxon Centre will provide our residents with on-site residential care services for the first time ever, meaning they won’t need to move out of the village if their health or support needs change over time. It also offers exciting new social facilities for all our residents to enjoy and – new for Cambridge – retirement living in stylish, top floor apartments.
“As New Zealand society ages and the health sector comes under increasing strain to meet the care needs of growing numbers of older people, this outstanding new facility – offering two households, each with 12 care suites – also represents an additional service option for the wider Cambridge community and increases the range of care choices that are available to older people and their families in the area.”
The care suites in the Moxon Centre have been developed according to the ‘household’ layout, which is a new concept in the provision of residential aged care in New Zealand and based on international best practice. By having two small communities or ‘households’ of twelve residents, the care suites will provide an environment where people who live there have a real sense of belonging and feel truly at home.
Each ‘household’ will function like a home, where residents will have their own room with ensuite, and share a spacious lounge with open-plan dining and kitchen area, leading to a large outdoor deck and seating.
Village Manager, Rachael Hall, says: “The layout is designed to support our new way of delivering care. Our unique ‘care partnership’ approach provides holistic care planning focussed on all aspects of a person’s wellbeing. The interior plan and the accessibility features promote people’s independence, and a new way of working for our staff reflects the importance we place on the whole person and their overall wellbeing, and will enable residents to continue to take charge of their own lives, be empowered and heard by all their care partners.”