THE WITBANK SOCIETY FOR THE AGED: Edenpark Retirement Village
Edenpark Retirement Village is located in an inviting area with large established trees and gardens and in close proximity to medical practitioners and medical facilities. The village is within walking distance of the Highland Mews shopping centre and other large shopping centres. With golf courses, bowls and a variety of other sporting facilities just a short distance away. It’s the ideal place for an active retiree.
At Edenpark Retirement Village the emphasis is on affordable retirement with the convenience of 24-hour care facilities on the grounds. Edenpark Retirement Village houses a fully functional service centre. The Oasis Service Centre houses a number of facilities such as a dining room, hair salon, communal hall, communal lounge, library, privately run convenience shop, chapel, conference room, braai area, transport services, Laundromat and postal services.
The Oasis Senior Centre was established in 1982 and has been delivering services to the elderly of Witbank for over 30 years. All members of the Oasis Senior Centre enjoy the activities and services of the Centre and the Oasis Clinic:
• Jukskei, Flink dink, Movie afternoons with snacks, Sing-a-long with a life band, Passive exercises, Bingo nights hosted by the Witbank Seniors Club, Motivational talks by the Social Worker, Health talks by a Staff Nurse, Shows by national artists, Braai “Pap en Sous” socials at the Lapa, Arts and crafts mornings, Knitting group, Jumble sales.
• Monthly shuttle bus to the Highveld Mall and Ridge Casino
• Twice weekly shuttle bus to Highland Mews and adjoining shops
• Organized day trips to a variety of exciting places
OASIS CLINIC PROVIDES
Registered nursing staff cater for residents and staff medical needs at the Oasis Clinic.
Monitoring of blood pressure and blood sugar is essential.
Wednesday is foot care day, a firm favourite.
Clinic sisters visit residents that are infirm and do after care for residents recovering from illness or surgery.
The Nursing staff of the Oasis Clinic oversee the Mid Care Section.
The Clinic sisters also do community services for those in need.
Edenpark Retirement Village offers a wide range of affordable facilities
28 Shared accommodation units, offers assisted living, residents share a bathroom and kitchen resident is only subsidized in this form of accommodation if approved by Department of Social Development
24 one bedroom flats—separate lounge and dining area, kitchen and bathroom
58 bedsitters—bedroom, living area all in one, kitchen & bathroom
EDEN PALMS FRAIL CARE SECTION
33 beds in Frail Care are supervised by professional nurses.
Communal lounge and dining area for Frail Care residents.
Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and private medical visits at residents own cost.
EDEN PALMS MID CARE SECTION
12 bedrooms each with private bathroom
Dedicated care giver on call 24 hours a day
Attractive communal lounge and dining room
Passive exercises for Mid Care residents
Intercom call system and Panic button in each bedroom and bathroom.
LIFE RIGHT UNITS
Edenpark Retirement Village offers a choice of 144 Life Right Units either 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. They consist of a lounge-cum-dining room, kitchen, bathroom (s), courtyard and either a garage or carport. A monthly levy is charged, this and the price is determined by the m² of the Life Right unit. With Life Rights you will receive 80% back of the original purchase price on vacating the unit.
TYPES OF CARE / FACILITIES
Alzheimer, Dementia, Nursing, Geriatric Care, Social Work Services, Frail Care, Mid Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living
SAFETY AND SECURITY
2.6m high boundary walls with electrified fencing
24 hour controlled entrance security, Mag Touch and frequent patrolling of the village
24 hour armed response security
Panic buttons within every unit
Full evacuation plan
MTHIMKHULU CENTRE AND HOUSING FOR THE AGED
This project was established to serve the formerly disadvantaged aged and disabled community of Lynnville. The Centre caters to bring the aged together to socialize and have a nourishing meal, and they are also able to take part in the following skills programmes.
• Bead work
Twice a week on the Tuesday and Thursday, a qualified Staff Nurse sees to the needs of the residents. Visiting them in their homes and seeing to any possible problems / complaints. The Staff Nurse does foot care, monitors their vital signs and takes vital information to make sure that the correct medication is issued to the residents. Each resident has a complete medical card and nursing plan. The Staff Nurse goes to the local clinic Poli Clinic to get necessary medication for the residents, or if needed will refer the resident to the Witbank Hospital for care.
The housing consists of 7 communes, each commune houses 8 older or disabled persons, thus the project can house 56 older or disabled persons. Those wanting to become residents of Mthimkhulu have to go through a screening process by the Management of the Witbank society and the Department of Social Development due to the housing being partially subsidized.
The resident receives three meals, tea, snacks and all their washing. Housekeepers attend to the residents and care for them. The Housekeepers are trained by the Staff Nurse on various health and safety aspect that can affect the aged that they work with.
After caring and seeing to all the needs of the aged, fundraising is an absolute priority. There is a constant need and the day today running costs need to be catered for such as:
• Security - 24 hour controlled entrance security, Mag Touch, beams and frequent patrolling of the grounds.
• 2.6m high boundary wall with electrified fencing.
• 24 hour armed response security
• Intercom call system in all the communes
• Full evacuation plan
• Emergency communication system
• Cleaning services
• Maintenance and up keep of the facility