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Snooker offers pockets of pleasure

Going on retirement after decades of purpose-filled days at the office can leave people feeling a little lost. That is why Rand Aid retirement village Thornhill Manor, situated in Modderfontein, Johannesburg, offers retirees a host of ways to keep themselves busy and challenged, including a recen...

How to help your ageing parents prepare for retirement

Few of us have had “the talk” – that discussion we should all have with our parents about where they want to live when they get older.  And what arrangements to be made – moving to a retirement village with healthcare and frailcare facilities or a nursing home – should ...

Loved ones ‘zoom’ in for 90th birthday party

Ron Smith Care Centre resident Shelagh Hawes celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by love and in the presence of her family, despite visitors not being allowed onto the Rand Aid property as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Sister Leanie Bessinger made sure her birthday on May 19 was a mem...

WhatsApp groups bring families together

Rand Aid’s caring staff members have made life a little brighter for residents of the Ron Smith Care Centre. WhatsApp groups have been started on each of the care centre’s wings to keep families updated about the well-being of their loved ones during the coronavirus lockdown when visitors are...

Preventing Covid-19 Infection in Care Homes: Is It Possible?

Covid-19 has been devastating in Care Homes in countries like Italy, the UK and the USA. The media has featured horror stories of Care Homes devastated by the virus, such as the one where the bodies of the deceased were left in their rooms while staff deserted the facility, overwhelmed by the sud...

Ron Smith Care Centre pioneers personalised care

Whoops of joy rang out when Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) became the first organisation in Africa to achieve Milestone 2 on the Eden Alternative® Registry. Founded in America, the Eden Alternative is revolutionising the way in which elders are cared for. The core concept is about teaching us to s...

Care Workers are Superheroes

People with dementia have various daily challenges to overcome. They usually need someone to help them with various daily living tasks, as well as specialised memory care. Depending on the progression of the disease, they may need full-time care twenty-four hours per day. It usually requires a pe...

What is Memory Care?

What exactly is memory care and how does it differ from other types of care for the elderly? Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia requires particular skills and a method of caring that differs from regular aged care. This is a specialised kind of care built around ...

Resthill Memory Care on High Alert to Prevent Covid-19 Infection

Resthill Memory Care is on high alert to prevent any Covid-19 infection. Let’s take a look at the precautions Resthill is taking to prevent contamination from the dreaded Corona Virus. Even before the Covid-19 coronavirus invaded one hundred countries, initial info from China  – wher...

The Resthill Minute

Communication with the families of loved ones staying at Resthill Memory Care is of the utmost importance. Regular communication keeps families in the loop and alerts them to any issues or problems that residents may experience, as well as keeping them in touch with developments at Resthill. What...