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Residential Care

Selwyn Village provides a full continuum of care

Brian Wells House, memory support

Brian Wells House, located in the Ivan Ward Centre is a secure household for specialised dementia care or what we now like to refer to as memory support. The 18 residents are offered as fulfilling and enjoyable time as possible in a homely, caring environment. The environment is safe and secure.

Services and facilities

Also located in the Ivan Ward Centre, Brian Wells House residents will be able to access the shop, hair salon and consulting rooms for visiting health professionals.

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.

Brian Wells household has:

  • its own 24/7 care partners
  • lounge area
  • dining area for members of the household to dine together
  • domestic open plan kitchen for residents, whanau and staff\
  • A lovely garden where residents and families can enjoy the outdoors

Each resident’s care room has:

  • its own ensuite 
  • a fully adjustable electric hospital bed
  • a wardrobe and other basic furnishings are available if desired
  • a private phone may be installed in any room (rentals are charged to residents through Telecom)
  • smart call bell system

We follow best practise and research by not providing TVs in our dementia care suites. Rather, we encourage these residents not to isolate themselves, and engage with other people instead.

A premium room charge of $70 per day (GST inclusive) applies to all rooms in Brian Wells House, as of 16 May 2023.

For more information call us on (09) 846 0119 extn 624.

In addition:

  • all meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietician oversees the menu and special diets are catered for
  • if guests visit for lunch or dinner, they can often be catered for
  • Brian Wells House is staffed 24/7 including nurses assisted by care partners and other professional staff as appropriate.
  • All staff have on-going training as to the particular needs of the current residents in their care, and on safety issues
  • doctors routinely visit the Brian Wells and there is medical coverage 24/7
  • the village chaplain visits regularly and is available for counselling and support; worship services are held regularly in Brian Wells
  • visiting family members and friends are always made very welcome any time, any day



Our activities include games, crafts, art therapy, attending Baby Buddies in conjunction with Plunket, gardening, musical activities and ‘sing-a-longs’, guided walks within the village grounds, gentle exercise and mini bus outings.

Amenities in the wider village
  • gymnasium, lap pool and spa
  • theatre for attending events
  • café on Lichfield open for lunch and dinner
  • private library and lounge area, complete with computers and free internet access
  • gift shop, mini market, opportunity shop and hair salon
  • the Chapel of Christ the King with regular worship services
  • function room with bar for private entertainment
  • cinema for viewing movies, Sky TV available in the Community Centre
  • Wellness Centre including dentist
  • on request buggy-service, for residents who require transport around the village
  • public bus service running through the village, connecting to central and eastern Auckland