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

Buh-rein Retirement Estate

  • 393 independent units
  • 68 assisted living units
  • Frail care and dementia facilities available
  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • Assisted and Frailcare
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Healthcare at home
  • Qualified healthcare staff
  • Assisted living services available in all type of residential units
  • Additional healthcare services according to your personal needs
  • Inhouse Managed Home Nursing Services
Location: Kraaifontein

Zandvliet Drive,
Buh-Rein Estate

Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein
  • Independent contemporary cottages
  • Managed Homebased Care Services
  • Clinic Services
Location: Durbanville, Cape Town

Vissershok Rd, Durbanville
Cape Town, 7550

Darrenwood Village

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Darrenwood Village
  • 24 Hour nursing care
  • 3 Nutritious meals per day
  • Refreshments
  • Emergency buttons in every room
  • Daily cleaning of rooms
  • Laundry
  • Security
  • Visiting doctor
  • Weekly entertainment and socials are organised by the Village
  • Podiatrist and Physiotherapist visit regularly
  • Other facilities on site include, Hairdresser, Physiotherapist, Library, Snooker room, Knit and Natter club, Bridge club, Exercise classes, Combi service twice a week and a service enabling groceries to be ordered and delivered to the units daily.
  • Cosy, well-appointed lounges in the Frail care Centre enable residents to receive visitors outside of their rooms.
  • We do not offer assisted Living, however there are some residents who have private carers in their cottages.
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

See directions

De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate


Independent and Assisted Living Units (112)

  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • 12 bed Frailcare
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Qualified healthcare staff on duty 24/7
  • Assisted living services available in all type of residential units
  • Additional healthcare services according to your personal needs
  • Inhouse Managed Home Nursing Services
  • Physiotherapy at Home
Location: Plattekloof

Olienhout Avenue,
Plattekloof 3

Great Oaks


Great Oaks will offer primary health care services:

  • Tailor-made home-based care
  • Specialised frail care
  • Memory care.
Location: Constantia Valley

See directions


Over 50’s lifestyle estate
Location: KwaZulu-Natal

See directions

Jakaranda Retirement Village

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Location: Jakaranda Retirement Village

646 23rd Avenue, Rietfontein, Pretoria

Othello Retirement Estate

  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • 26 bed Frailcare
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Healthcare at home
  • Qualified healthcare staff
  • Assisted living services available in all type of residential units
  • Additional healthcare services according to your personal needs
  • Inhouse Managed Home Nursing Services
  • Physiotherapy at Home
Location: Brackenfell

Emilia Road
Brackenfell South

Negester Klein Kariba Care Centre

  • 4 Frail Care Units
  • 12 Beds
  • Home Clinic on Wednesday
  • Comprehensive healthcare Service
Location: Klein Kariba


Negester Onrus Rivier Care Centre


Has a modern, well-equipped sectional title care centre with 50 residential units. Care services include: Basic care packages, Assisted care packages and Frail care packages in the comfort of these units.

  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • Assisted and Frailcare
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Healthcare at home
  • Qualified healthcare staff
  • Assisted living services available in all type of residential units
  • Additional healthcare services according to your personal needs
  • Inhouse Managed Home Nursing Services
Location: Onrus Rivier

Old Main Road,

The Plettenberg Manor

  • 111 Luxury homes, exclusive cottages
  • 54 cottages with assisted living
  • Healthcare centre with 24-bed frail care facility
  • Activities: Clubhouse with restaurant, ladies bar, coffee shop, convenience store, hair & beauty salon, library, gym & swimming pool
  • Surrounding: Walking trails, Bowling green, Beach & bird hides.
  • Security: High-tech security system - 24-hour manned security.
  • Other: DSTV and speedy internet access and internet.
Location: Plettenberg Bay

The Plettenberg Manor is approximately 7km from Plettenberg Bay (driving towards Keurbooms)

Take the N2 from Plett towards Keurboomstrand. You will cross over the Keurbooms river and soon after will see the Keurboomstrand turn-off on your right (at Thyme&Again farmstall.)
Follow this road for about 500m and you will see The Plettenberg Manor on your right.

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Twee Riviere


Breaking News!

Medwell SA is appointed as the service provider at Twee Riviere Retirement Village. Apart from Managing all healthcare services in the village, residents now have access to Managed Home Nursing services on their doorstep.



Assisted living options include an advanced 20-bed Frail Care Centre with professional, 24-hour care, as well as assisted living apartments in close proximity to the Frail Care Centre.

Location: Twee Riviere

Twee Riviere Retirement Village is situated to the north east of the Pretoria CBD, in the quiet neighbourhood of Montana Gardens. With a variety of housing options to suit your lifestyle requirements right now and in years to come, you are sure to always feel at home.

Quartet, Plettenberg Bay

  • Daily health care in your own unit by qualified staff.
Location: Plettenberg Bay

1 Rietvlei Road
Off the N2 National Road
Adjacent to Goose Valley Golf Course

Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate

Zevenwacht Lifestyle Estate

133 units, Only PHC and HBC offered

Location: Western Cape

See directions

Future Estates

Consulting Services

1. Planning and design of new estates and care facilities;

2. Body corporates of existing villages.

Bretagna Estate, Paarl

Bretagna Estate
Location: Paarl, Western Cape

Langebaan Country Estate

  • 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,

Harbour Bay Village

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

Harbour Bay Village,
Simons Town

De Waldorf, Stellenbosch

Location: Stellenbosch

D’Vrede, Durbanville

Location: Durbanville

Infinitum Towers, Strand

Location: Strand, Western Cape

Wytham Lifestyle Estate, Cape Town

Wytham Estate
Location: Cape Town

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