Exceptional Care in a Country Setting

The new Care Centre at St John’s Village Lifestyle & Retirement Estate now offers 24-hour, professional, person-centred nursing care under the expert guidance of Sr Elaine Langlois and Sr Dianne Duckworth. Many will remember Elaine as the founder of Wembley House Sub Acute Hospital, and Dianne is well known in the area as a highly qualified and experienced career nurse.

 

Embodying the essence of a KZN Midlands farm lifestyle, the centre has the warm and inviting feel of a country home for short-term respite care and long-term elder care. The soothing mix of fresh and familiar and elegance and comfort makes residents and their visitors instantly feel welcome and relaxed.

 

This first phase offers eight double-sized rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Four are fully furnished, two are unfurnished for residents wanting their own familiar furniture, and two are state-of-the-art hospital rooms.

 

The rooms are all luxuriously curtained and well-appointed with ample built-in cupboards, a small safe for precious valuables, and a wall-mounted smart TV with a DSTV bouquet. Each en-suite bathroom has an easy-access walk-in shower, hand shower, toilet, basin and heating. Furnished rooms offer a three-quarter bed, two bedside tables, an easy chair, a desk, table and chair, a cabinet with shelving, and an ottoman.

 

Residents will enjoy the light and airy rooms with glass doors opening out onto a furnished patio and a small, fenced garden where they can relax, enjoy the fresh air, and watch estate life go by. They are also actively encouraged to interact with other residents, go for gentle strolls on the Estate, and become part of the vibrant community.

 

Care facilities and services offered by the hand-picked staff include:

  • 24-hour, professional long-term nursing care and frail care
  • Respite care for short to medium-term or post-operation recovery
  • Palliative care and pain management
  • Wound and medication management
  • Terminal care
  • Three flavour-filled, home-style and nutritious meals using the best quality and freshest ingredients, often supplied by the Estate’s own Arboretum Allotment Garden
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • DSTV, Wi-Fi and laundry 
  • Access to all the Estate’s amenities including the honesty library, social clubs and Estate events

 

The competitively priced monthly rate offers good value and excellent nursing care. Optimal care is offered on a “one rate only” basis so there are no additional high care costs should a resident’s health change suddenly. Rates exclude medication and doctor’s visits.

 

Transitioning to permanent care can be turbulent, but it can be made gentler at St John’s Village by starting with a move to Jersey Cottages, the assisted living units. Here one lives independently with a little day-to-day assistance if or when needed, making a future transition to full care more easily accepted. 

 

One and two-bedroom cottages are available. Private gardens are grassed and fenced for a pet and there is a utility store/laundry, courtyard and shared carport. With the sectional title ownership, the grass is cut, the exterior maintenance is taken care of, and building insurance is included in the monthly levy. It also means that the unit can later be sold at a market-related price, rented out, or bequeathed in a will. 

 

But St John’s Village isn’t just for the older folk. It’s a multi-generational Estate with an emphasis on life and lifestyle. Younger generations can buy land and build, buy a brand new, ready-built sectional title home, or buy an already established freehold home. 

 

 

Life is like a game of chess, where your next move must be your best move!

 

www.stjohnsvillage.co.za

Phone: 033 239 0766/7 (Care Centre) 

Phone: 033 032 0590 (Sales Office)