Empowering Active Ageing within Retirement Estates: Medwell SA’s Dedicated Services
Medwell SA is committed to providing specialised services within the retirement estate sector, designed to promote active and vibrant ageing among residents within their cherished community.
Holistic Healthcare for Retirement Estates
Elevating the Standard of Care in Retirement Estates: Medwell SA’s Insights
Over time, Medwell SA has recognised a growing need for comprehensive healthcare services in retirement estates. Not all service providers possess the expertise to offer holistic care to existing and prospective residents. In addition to being the preferred service provider in select retirement villages, Medwell SA extends its commitment by delivering additional care and services across various retirement estates nationwide.
A Successful Retirement Estate should encompass a variety of care levels, which could include:
Primary Health Care (Preventative Care)
Access to a 24 hour Emergency support
Support Services within the comfort of the residents home when needed
Support with daily lifestyle activities in the residence or in assisted living units
Up to 24 hour home-based care within the comfort of your home
24-hour care within a Care Facility when home-based care is no longer viable.
Provision for specialised services to accommodate individual diagnosed with a form of dementia
What Medwell SA offer Developers or Retirement Estates
Sound and professional advice in the early planning and design stage of a retirement village.
Introduction to Expert Architects for the design of facilities
Cost Estimates for the provision of Primary Health Care and related services
Management and provision of a Holistic Health Care Service in proposed retirement villages
Management of all personnel related to the Health Care Services
All administration related to accounts of services rendered
Formulating marketing material with specific reference to Health Care Services and the proposed life style to be expected
Fostering Vibrant Ageing in Retirement Villages: Medwell SA’s Commitment
At Medwell SA, our services within the retirement village sector are dedicated to promoting an active and engaging lifestyle among residents within their community. We prioritize not only the clinical health of residents but also their social welfare and overall well-being, ensuring that they experience active ageing while enjoying the comfort of their residential home and community.
The following services exemplify our comprehensive approach to Holistic Health Care Services in villages managed by Medwell SA.
Primary Health Care
Promoting an autonomous and healthy lifestyle for as long as feasible encompasses the essence of our Primary Healthcare service, encompassing:
Availability of clinic services staffed by a registered nurse for all residents
Comprehensive profiling of retirement village residents, capturing pertinent medical and personal histories, primarily aimed at assessing anticipated future service needs.
Scheduled home visits to assess the overall health and well-being of residents and to introduce preventive measures as necessary.
Yearly assessments of every resident
Preliminary assessment of potential new residents
Provision of fundamental medical procedures prescribed by doctors, including medication administration, wound care, and more.
This service entails providing ongoing assistance to residents with personal hygiene, medication administration, and daily staff visits, offered for a maximum of two hours per day on a long-term basis.
This tier aims to empower residents to sustain their daily activities with minimal assistance.
This service provides assistance to individuals during their recovery phase after surgery or a significant illness, for a limited duration until they regain their ability to live independently. The cost of the Assisted Living Services will be discussed and agreed upon with the patient, their representative, or their medical aid. In some cases, post-operative care services may be covered by medical aids, and we will work to negotiate and process these claims on behalf of the patient.
Managed Home Care Services
Managed Home nursing services are provided and are tailored to the individual’s personal and medical needs.
The services offered will be available at a reduced rate compared to the standard charges for private home nursing services by Medwell SA. If a medical aid is involved, the applicable medical aid tariffs will be followed. These services will be overseen and coordinated by the designated registered nurse of the village, with continuous 24-hour support from Medwell SA. Any staff-related matters or emergencies will be addressed by offsite Medwell SA personnel.
Management of Alzheimer and Dementia Care Facilities
The core purpose of the frail care center is to provide comprehensive care for individuals with diverse physical, psychological, emotional, and social needs that go beyond what can be managed within their own homes. At a frail care facility, the emphasis is on effectively addressing acute and chronic diseases, as well as managing physical frailty and disabilities. This service encompasses vigilant monitoring and the implementation of secure care and assistance for each individual. This care involves continuous evaluation of the individual’s health condition and adapting the care plan or routine to address any changes that may arise.
Frail Care Services can include one or more of the following:
Support with personal hygiene tasks including bathing, showering, washing, mouth care, haircare, nail care, as well as dressing and undressing.
Aiding with incontinence care and toileting needs.
Supporting nutritional requirements: Assisting with feeding, tube feeding, and nasogastric feeds
Enabling mobility: Aid with walking, exercises, and transfers
Preventing pressure ulcers: Identifying and mitigating risks
Maintaining equilibrium: Preventing dehydration and monitoring intake/output
Safeguarding against injuries and falls: Identifying and averting risks
Managing medication: Ordering, receiving, administering, and monitoring effects
Comprehensive nursing reports in accordance with legal regulations
Thorough assessment for each individual upon admission
Developing holistic care plans for individuals
Crafting individualised lifestyle care plans
Re-assessment for individuals with changes in health status
Referring to external support services when necessary
Facility management: Including staff appointments as per the Older Persons Act, Act 13 of 2006, implementing administrative requirements, protocols, procedures, and registering with the Department of Social Development in compliance with the Act.
Management of Frail Care further includes:
Evaluation and Admission of prospective residents
Managing inventory, accounts, billing, and processing medical aid claims
Coordination with resident committees as appointed
Ensuring accountability for medical-legal concerns
Hiring permanent and temporary staff while adhering to South African Labor laws
Meeting health and safety prerequisites