Retirement Estates

Medwell SA services rendered within the retirement estate sector is to ensure residents age actively within their community.

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Holistic Healthcare for Retirement Estates

Over the years it has become more apparent to Medwell SA that not all service providers appointed in retirement estates have the capacity or knowledge to provide holistic health care services to current or potential residents. Apart from the retirement villages where Medwell SA is the Preferred service provider, Medwell SA has been providing additional care and services in retirement estates across the country.

A successful retirement Estate requires all levels of care which are:

  • 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 base care is no longer viable.
  • Provision for specialised services to accommodate individual diagnosed wit 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

Managed Services

Medwell SA services rendered within the retirement village sector is to ensure residents age actively within their community. As such, focus is placed not just on the clinical status of residents but also the social welfare and well being of all residents to ensure active ageing within the comfort of a residential home and community. 

The following services form part of the provision of Holistic Health Care Services in villages managed by Medwell SA.

Primary Health Care

Primary Healthcare service involves maintaining an independent healthy lifestyle for as long as possible and includes the following:

  • Access to clinic services for all residents manned by a registered nurse
  • Profiling of all residents within the retirement village obtaining all relevant medical and personal history but mainly to obtain an indication of future levels of services required
  • Regular home visits to all residents to evaluate their general health and wellbeing and to implement preventative measures where needed
  • Annual evaluations of all residents
  • Prescreening of prospective new residents
  • Availability of basic medical procedures as per doctor prescription such as administering medication, wound care etc.
Assisted Living
  • The service involves assisting residents on a long-term basis with personal hygiene, medication administration and daily visits by staff and is provided up to a maximum of two hours per day.
  • This level is to enable residents to continue with their daily living activities with minimal support.
  • It involves the support to individuals post-operative or after a severe illness on a short-term basis until they have recuperated to an extent to live independently. Cost of Assisted Living Services rendered will be negotiated with the patient or representative and claimed directly from the patient, their representative or respective medical aid In many instances, medical aids may fund post-operative care services which will be negotiated on behalf of the patient and claimed from the medical aid on their behalf.
Managed Home Care Services

Managed Home nursing services are provided and are tailored to the individual’s personal and medical needs.

Services rendered will be provided at a discounted rate to the normal tariffs charged by Medwell SA for private home nursing services. Where a medical aid is involved the relevant medical aid tariffs will be applicable. Services will be implemented and managed by the appointed registered nurse of the village with 24-hour support provided by Medwell SA. All staff related issues or emergencies will be dealt with by offsite Medwell SA staff.

Management of Alzheimer and Dementia Care Facilities

The primary role of the frail care centre is to render care to individuals with physical, psychological, emotional and social needs that cannot be met within one’s own home. The focus in a frail care facility is the management of acute and chronic disease as well as the physical frailty or disability of the individual. The service includes the monitoring and implementation of safe care and services to the individual. Care includes the ongoing assessment of the individual’s health status and changes to the care plan or routine of the individual to address such changes.

Frail Care Services can include one or more of the following:

  • Assistance with hygiene/bath/shower/wash/mouth care/haircare/nail care/dressing and undressing
  • Assistance with incontinence care/toileting
  • Assistance with nutritional needs/feeding/tube feeding/nasogastric feeds
  • Assistance with mobility/assisted walking/exercise/transferring
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers: Risk identification and prevention
  • Maintaining homeostasis/preventing dehydration/monitoring of intake and output
  • Preventing injuries and falls: Risk identification and prevention
  • Care of wounds
  • Order, receive, administer and monitor medication and its effect on the individual
  • Care and nursing reports on every individual and in line with legislation
  • Complete assessment on every individual with admission
  • Complete holistic care plan for each individual
  • Individual lifestyle care plan for each individual
  • Re-assessments on the individual with a change of health status
  • Referral to external support services as and when needed
  • Management of a facility includes all aspects relating to appointment of a staff as prescribed by the Older Persons Act, Act 13 of 2006, with the implementation of all associated administrative requirements, protocols and procedures and registration with the Department of Social Development in terms of the Act.

Management of the frail care further includes:

  • Screening and Intake of all potential residents
  • Administration of all stock, accounts, billing and relevant claims to medical aids
  • Liaising with resident’s committee appointed from time to time
  • Full responsibility for all medical-legal matters that may arise
  • Recruitment of all staff, temporary staff and full compliance with the South African Labour legislation
  • Compliance with all health and safety requirements

Current Estates

De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate

Facilities:
  • 112 Assisted living units
  • 12 Bed Frailcare Facility
  • Availability of in-house managed home-based Care
Location: Plattekloof

Olienhout Avenue,
Plattekloof 3

Othello Retirement Estate

Facilities:
  • 485 units
  • 26 bed frail care centre
Location: Brackenfell

Emilia Road
Brackenfell South

Negester Onrus Rivier Care Centre

Facilities:
  • 50 Assisted living units

  • Negester has frailcare facilities

Location: Onrus Rivier

Old Main Road,
Onrusrivier

Negester Klein Kariba Care Centre

Facilities:
  • 4 Frail Care Units
  • 12 Beds
  • Home Clinic on Wednesday
Location: Klein Kariba

R101,
Bela-Bela

Zevenwacht Lifestyle Centre

Facilities:
  • 13 Assisted living units
  • 10 Bed Frailcare Facility
Location: Kuils River

Langerwacht Road,
Kuils River

Future Estates

Langebaan Country Estate

Facilities:
  • 1 Bedroom Courtyard Units (apartments)
  • 2 Bedroom Courtyard Units (apartments)
  • 2 Bedroom Freestanding Units
  • 3 Bedroom Freestanding Units
Location: Langebaan

1 Oostewal Rd,
Langebaan Country Estate,
Langebaan

Harbour Bay Retirement Village

Facilities:
  • Assisted Living units
  • Frail Care units
Location: Simons Town

Harbour Bay Village,
Simons Town

Buh-rein Retirement Estate

Facilities:
  • 393 independent units
  • 68 assisted living units
  • Frail care and dementia facilities available
Location: Kraaifontein

Zandvliet Drive,
Buh-Rein Estate

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