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The boomer generation and blurring down

Generational theory simply confirms how people were influenced by the major events and circumstances of their time. Attitudes derived from experiences of war, economics, employment and changing social realities. In addition, future generations bench-marked themselves against their parents, adopting some values and rejecting others. A good example is the Baby Boomer generation (1946 – 1964) …

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Rand Aid team embark on journey of growth

Rand Aid staff embarked on a two-day journey of growth in June when they participated in a training workshop on how to implement and manage change in the complex world of caring for elders.  Staff representing management, nursing services, social work, recreation and occupational therapy, housekeeping and catering were presented with a six-step growth model …

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Rand Aid to build new lifestyle village

Rand Aid Association, through its development arm, the RA Welfare Development Trust, has acquired a magnificent 81 000m² piece of land at Glendower Golf Club for the development of a 120-unit secure lifestyle retirement village. The Glendower property is in close proximity to Dowerglen, Dunvegan, Bedfordview, Linksfield and Senderwood and will offer a range of accommodation …

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Rand Aid’s community care philosophy: Person-centred care

Happy, healthy and well-balanced residents who live full, productive and meaningful lives is at the heart of Rand Aid Association’s approach to the care of elder persons. The non-profit organisation runs four retirement villages and two care centres in and around Lyndhurst and Modderfontein and whilst each village has a management team and a village …

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How the human touch permeates a retirement village

Typically, when people think about retirement, thoughts turn to an old-age home with unfriendly staff, poor quality meals, and hospital-like conditions run to military precision. And yet, the truth could not be further from this stereotype. Retirement living has become big business, especially those estates that cater for comprehensive lifestyle options. According to Statistics SA, …

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