Ron Smith Care Home
Ron Smith Care Home’s aim is to provide person-directed care in a supportive environment where each individual feels safe and secure, enabled to live a happy and comfortable life.
High value is placed on relationships between residents and staff as well as the need for residents to have ample opportunity to participate in meaningful activities according to their interests, talents and skills.
In November 2016, the Care Home became the first organisation in Gauteng, and only the second in Africa, to be awarded membership of the Eden Alternative South Africa registry. Care homes on this registry subscribe to the philosophy that ageing is a continued stage of development and growth, rather than the common notion that it’s a period of decline.
A registered Eden Alternative Care Home commits to ensuring that each elder is enabled to live life to the fullest as part of a loving, caring and supportive family, in surroundings that resemble home as much as possible.
The rates at Ron Smith Care Home
The rates include full board and lodging, 24-hour nursing care, a doctor on call and laundry services. The extensive craft and recreation programme is managed by the occupational therapy staff and Ron Smith also run a day-care centre for people who are not resident at the Care Home.
On site facilities include a hairdresser and beautician, podiatrist, physiotherapy practice, well-stocked library and convenience shop. Elphino’s coffee shop is open Tuesdays to Sundays and offers a delightful menu. In addition, spiritual services and regular entertainment are offered.
Most of the rooms have underfloor heating, making for a warm and comfortable environment.
Caring for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Rand Aid Association offers a specialised dementia care unit in the Ron Smith Care Home. This unit has 32 single rooms, most leading onto a spacious covered veranda.
Residents and their families are encouraged to personalise the room by bringing photos, pictures, favourite pieces of furniture and other items that will make it more like home.
There are daily stimulating activities scheduled – under the guidance of the full-time occupational therapist – run according to each residents’ abilities. Activities include arts and crafts, sensory stimulation and music therapy. In addition, a support group is run for family and friends of residents who have a loved one living with dementia.
The nursing staff has participated in training courses presented by Alzheimer’s South Africa. They are well qualified to take care of these vulnerable residents.
Care accommodation with full nursing care is available in six wings:
Woodlands: Suitable for singles or couples. It has 20 spacious, garden or inner rooms with en-suite bathrooms and built-in cupboards. Residents are encouraged to make their rooms homely by bringing in their special items of furniture and photos etc. We have charming and cosy sitting and dining rooms for social leisure.
Cedar Park: Has 11 double rooms, suitable for couples, two people sharing or as a suite. These units have direct access to the veranda and garden while there are also five spacious inner single rooms. All rooms are en-suite with built-in cupboards. Residents are welcome to bring their special belongings to furnish their rooms to their taste. Private dining facilities and sitting room add to the enjoyment of our residents.
Lakeside: Consists of 20 spacious single rooms with en-suite toilet and hand basin. All the rooms are north facing with direct access to the garden. Ron Smith Care Home encourages residents to surround themselves with their favourite belongings to create a home away from home. Meals are served in the private dining room and the lounge and sitting rooms provide warm and friendly spaces for residents and their visitors.
River Lodge: The three River Lodge wings offer 93 single rooms with veranda access, as well as spacious inner rooms. Rooms have hand basins, cupboard space and room for your favourite chair and television set. Beautiful, spacious bathroom facilities are shared. There are warm, comfortable television/sitting rooms available for residents and their visitors.
Physical Address: 222 Modderfontein Rd