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The Selwyn Way

The Selwyn Way is our unique and holistic approach to the care and wellbeing of all who connect with The Selwyn Foundation and includes the spiritual and religious dimensions of wellbeing.

Our services and ethics embody these principles, so whether you live at home in your community, or in one of our independent living, residential or dementia care facilities, or if you work for us, you will find the same consistent standard of care, underpinned by our Christian faith.

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:

Spirituality (Taha Wairua)

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.

Belonging (Whanaungatanga)

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.