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Rand Aid, Ron Smith Frail Care Centre Johannesburg


Quality care for older persons is offered at the Ron Smith Care Centre, where the emphasis is on creating a homely, happy atmosphere. The well-appointed centre offers comfortable accommodation within Elphin Lodge retirement village which incorporates the village and the care centre seamlessly into a happy, active social environment.
Only the second care centre in Africa to receive Eden Alternative registration, Ron Smith Care Centre offers quality care for 160 people in either single or double rooms, with or without private bathrooms in a choice of wings.
The surroundings are pleasant and secure, enhanced by trees, well tended gardens and dams with a variety of bird life. Dotted around are benches, offering residents, their families and friends the opportunity to enjoy peaceful periods outdoors. A coffee shop with outdoor and indoor seating offers a tempting menu for visitors and residents.
The care centre has a specialised dementia unit. The unit boasts 32 single rooms, most of which lead onto a spacious covered veranda. Families are encouraged to personalise each resident’s room by bringing pictures, a favourite chair and other items that will make the resident’s life comfortable and pleasant.
Apart from dementia-specific care, Ron Smith offers mid care, assisted living, full frail care, respite care when the regular carer needs a break and recuperative care after hospitalisation or illness.
All the above are offered on a long or short term/temporary basis and all rates include full board and lodging, laundry, occupational therapy services, 24-hour nursing care and a doctor on call.
Other Amenities Offered:
Interdenominational Chapel
Card Room
Billiard & Snooker Room
All rooms with TV aerial connection points
Crafts & Recreational activities
Podiatry services*
Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist/Manicurist*
Village Shop
Transport to nearby shopping centres
Elphino’s Coffee Shop
*at residents’ cost
Residents are welcome to avail themselves of all facilities and amenities offered at the complex.

A choice of well-appointed garden units or inner rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and ample built-in cupboards, suitable for single persons or couples. Rooms are furnished with favourite pieces of furniture to create a “home from home” atmosphere. Charming and cozy sitting room and dining facilities are offered.

Cedar Park
Double rooms with veranda access for couples, or for one person requiring a spacious suite with separate bed and sitting areas. Also spacious, inner single rooms. All rooms are en-suite with ample built-in cupboards. As with residents of Woodlands, residents in Cedar Park are urged to bring items of furniture and pictures for their comfort. Private dining facilities and sitting rooms create a warm and homely atmosphere.

Lakeside offers single rooms with private toilet and handbasin. Adequate space for a few favourite items of furniture and direct access to the gardens.
Private dining facilities and comfortable lounge areas for visiting family and friends.

River Lodge
Offers single rooms with handbasins, the majority leading on to a spacious covered veranda. The rooms offer adequate space for a favourite chair and a television. Bathroom facilities are shared. Meals are taken in the main dining room. Pleasant and comfortable television/sitting rooms are available for residents and their visitors.

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We will do our best to accommodate you. Please call the Complex Manager - 011 882 4120


We will do our best to accommodate you. Please call the Complex Manager - 011 882 4120


Please call the Complex Manager - 011 882 4120

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Rand Aid, Ron Smith Frail Care Johannesburg

Ron Smith Frail Care Centre Rand Aid Association’s Ron Smith Frail Care Johannesburg, situated in the spacious grounds of Elphin Lodge, has 160 beds available for frail, older persons in need of full-time nursing care. It is set in large, well tended gardens, sporting landscaped dams and a ...