Clarendon House Frail Care Pietermaritzburg
Clarendon House enables seniors to live their lives to the full in a facility that encourages the positive aspects of old age. We facilitate a compassionate and caring environment that eases the plight of our senior residents.
We encourage residents and their families to form part of the Clarendon House ‘family’ by getting to know the staff and participating in the development of the care plan designed for their loved ones.
This is what you could enjoy at Clarendon House Frail Care:
- Superior, up-market finishes in the communal louge and bed-sitter units.
- Nutritious meals formulated for special requirements such as diabetics and vegetarians.
- Relaxation facilities such as, television, computer work station and a library.
- Special approach to care by staff that values a wholy-centred approach.
- Full Board services, including meals, teas, cleaning, laundry and security.
- Leisurely activities for indoors and outdoors.
Our independent Care Centre provides sustainable world class health care. We have two levels of care at Le Domaine Nursing Home:
Assisted living accommodation in single or double rooms with their own bathroom and kitchenette. These rooms are equipped with plasma TVs, electronic leather recliners and top-of-the-range linen and furnishings.
We also have high-care rooms, also with en-suite bathrooms and high-quality furnishings.
In addition to the private bathrooms, there are two bathing areas with the latest Swedish equipment, specifically designed for the frail.
Of the spacious 34 rooms downstairs, 9 are able to accommodate couples.
Our residents also have access to an indoor heated pool, gym, movie theatre, library, hairstylist, beauty therapist, travel agent and a sophisticated restaurant and cocktail bar.
Our mission at Clarendon House Frail care is to ensure that the ‘people first’ philosophy is lived as we aim to provide quality service, lifestyle enhancement and family support.
We focus on supporting relationships between residents, family, staff and the community.
Clarendon House Frail Care provides care on three levels, or stages, namely low, medium, and high care:
Level 1: Interdependent assisted living – Medium
This level of resident care describes a person that is starting to require assistance. Generally, the resident is no longer coping with all the requirements of daily living. They may also need some assistance in getting around, washing, or with taking their daily medication. Generally, people who require midcare enjoy social events organised for them, as opposed to organising their own events.
Residents have a choice of an independent or interdependent lifestyle where they can choose to eat their meals in their rooms or in the communal residents’ dining room.
Daily cleaning, bed making, dish washing and laundry services are available. Residents will also benefit from general assistance, as required, with medication, getting to and from meals, regular exercise and nightly checks.
Level 2: Dependent living – High Care (Frail Care)
At the frail care stage, one requires intensive nursing and they pften need help with dressing, washing and toileting, whether they bedridden or not. A frail person may also be physically adept but mentally frail, requiring constant supervision
The Frail care unit provides twenty-four hour comprehensive care. It is run by qualified nursing staff and carers. This frail care unit will not admit people with Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia or other forms of dementia.
Step down facilities will be available for people needing post hospital recovery services, special short term care or temporary care.
Level 3: Palliative care
Clarendon House offers comprehensive respite – short or long term – palliative care service for resdients suffering from a life threatening illness. Respite care is often needed to allow family caregivers to get a break or to go on holiday.
Our palliative care services include pain control, physical, psychosocial and spiritual care.
Our approach addresses the needs of our residents and their families through a support system which enables them to cope better during the resident’s illness and in their own bereavement.
We aim to enhance the quality of life through care and affection.