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Selwyn Sprott Village

Selwyn Sprott Village Dementia Care

Selwyn Sprott Village has one of New Zealand's first purpose designed and built special care unit for alzheimers and dementia residents. The dementia care unit has 24 en-suite bedrooms. Each room has access to secure courtyards, which provides a secure environment for residents. 

Services and Facilities
  • the unit is intended to provide a home away from home, with a beautiful glass pavilion and other lovely facilities including outside secure courtyards
  • it is specifically designed to replicate normal daily living in the home, with a safe, comforting environment while maintaining a high quality of care
  • every resident is provided with their own room
  • we encourage residents to make their room feel as homely as possible and bring their own furniture and belongings
  • a private phone may be installed in any room
  • specialised dementia and alzheimers trained staff, who are on duty 24/7 providing constant support and supervision in a safe, secure environment
  • all staff have on-going training as to the particular needs of the current residents in their care, and on safety issues
  • each resident has a care plan designed to meet their individual needs and is involved in group or one-on-one activities to keep as active as possible
  • Selwyn Sprott Village Dementia Care has also adopted the Spark of Life programme for all residents with dementia
  • oversight by a registered occupational therapist
  • varied daily exercise and entertainment programme, providing mental, emotional and physical stimulation
  • specially equipped mobility van hired for outings and a location which gives easy access to community facilities
  • regular visits by the general practitioner
  • all meals are prepared and cooked on site
  • a qualified dietician oversees the menu and special diets are catered for
  • podiatrist and hairdresser visit regularly
  • visiting family members and friends are always made very welcome any time, any day
Selwyn Sprott Village Dementia care has embraced the award-winning Spark of Life programme for all residents with dementia.

The Spark of Life programme is designed to lift the spirit and enhance and enrich the lives of people with dementia and everyone who supports them.

This approach is not a cure, but it is a reliable process for creating an environment in which residents can thrive. It nurtures the wellbeing of those living with dementia through a gentle, practical and common sense approach surrounded by relationships and communication.

The Spark of Life programme provides a deep insight into people with dementia that changes both perceptions and attitudes. It also grows a culture of love, appreciation, enthusiasm and optimism that brings out the best in everyone, resulting in improved communication and enhanced job satisfaction. Once implemented, improvements in memory, language, communication, social interactions and behaviour become possible.

We can now make sure that joining us in our dementia wing is a positive step into a homelike environment.