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Gardening therapy for Ron Smith’s care centre residents

Some residents in the special dementia wing of Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre enjoyed their first session of Horticultural or Gardening Therapy on May 10, 2017. They watched curiously as plastic sheets were laid on tables and various gardening supplies set out for them to use. Gardening ...

Consider a Hermanus Nursing Home

Are you in the Western Cape and have a loved one who needs daily care? Consider a Hermanus Nursing Home These are the things your loved one could look forward to if you choose a Hermanus Nursing Home: A pleasant day out watching the whales from September to December. A day out watching the whales...

Ron Smith Care Centre celebrates Eden Alternative membership

Ron Smith Care Centre is the very first organisation in Gauteng, and only the second in Africa, to become members of the Eden Alternative South Africa registry. By doing this, the Rand Aid Association care centre, situated in Lyndhurst, has committed to improving the care and quality of life of t...

There’s a new way of doing things for senior care centre managers

Person-directed care is not just a new buzzword in long-term senior care. It comes from the world-wide realisation that care facilities for seniors are not hospitals and that the management of medical conditions related to ageing is just not enough to promote the wellbeing of senior residents. As...

Nursing Care centre branches out

A 1.5 metre wire baobab tree stands tall in the grounds of Ron Smith Nursing Care Centre. The Rand Aid Association-run nursing care centre has been undergoing considerable rejuvenation as it moves towards full Eden Alternative accreditation, which will see it acknowledged as part of a group of in...

Subsidised Old Age Homes Johannesburg

The South African government provides subsidised old age homes Johannesburg based for seniors needing 24-hour care. If you or your loved one is over 60 or 65 for females and males respectively, they could qualify for this government initiative. Apply directly to the individual old age homes. H...

7 Things to consider when choosing an old age home

Choosing an old age home for your loved one is one of the most important steps you will ever have to take for your parents. It’s difficult to entrust an old age home with the care of your parent so here are seven things to consider to ensure you make a decision you’ll be comfortable …

Dementia care residents need understanding and respect

It’s crucial that dementia care residents are treated with respect and understanding and made to feel like they’re a unique and valuable human being. Untrained people occasionally forget that people with dementia have their own life experiences, needs, feelings, likes and dislikes &#...

Living in a Care Home

Choosing the right care home to suit your personal needs is essential to your happiness. This is why you should seek care home advice when making this major decision. You may just need day-to-day personal care assistance, for example, washing, dressing, feeding, help getting to the toilet and...

The new meaning of retirement

Retirement has a different meaning than it did years ago… The word ‘retirement’ doesn’t mean what it used to.  Retirement is no longer all about doing nothing and having relaxation forced upon one.  It’s not about retiring from society and becoming insular, losing a sense of self...