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La Gratitude Retirement Village Newcastle – KwaZulu Natal



Overview

LA GRATITUDE RETIREMENT VILLAGE NEWCASTLE – “THE PEOPLE WHO CARE”

La Gratitude is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) dedicated to serving the needs of Newcastle’s elderly residents.

La Gratitude was established in 1987 as an Old Age Home. Within the Frail Care Facility, we accommodate 120 elderly from all race groups.

Two additional satellite entities were later added, namely La Gratitude Flats accommodating persons from 50 years of age comprising of 127 units and La Gratitude Cottages comprising of 44 units for pensioners. Our facilities include residential units, leisure areas, communal gardens and a specialised frail care unit with 24 hours nursing care as well as 24-hour security.

LA GRATITUDE RETIREMENT VILLAGE NEWCASTLE FACILITIES

FRAIL CARE FACILITY

A warm and homely environment with excellent facilities, friendly faces, tasty and nutritious meals as well as many other services and activities for the residents, well maintained gardens with water features and seating areas that provides a tranquil and relaxed environment.  Within the Frail Care Facility, we have:

51        =          Single Rooms

33        =          Double Rooms

1          =          Bachelor Flat

2          La Harmonie Flats – 1 x 2 bedrooms and 1 x 1 bedroom

  • This facility is under 24-hour camera surveillance, both audio and visual.
  • Fully furnished single and double room accommodation
  • 24-hour professional nursing care
  • 24-hour sickbay facility
  • Three balanced, nutritious meals a day
  • Morning, afternoon and night-time tea/coffee
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Services
  • Medication management and administration
  • On site clinic services
  • Weekly on-site medical doctor available
  • In-house hair salon
  • Communal dining rooms
  • Small tuckshop with various goods
  • 24-hour access control security
  • Panic button system & ambulance services
  • Fully fenced property
  • Call buttons in all rooms and bathrooms for convenience and safety
  • Small in-house library and the Newcastle Library visits once a week
  • Church Services every Sunday
  • Bible Study
  • Monthly counselling sessions from our full time Social Worker
  • Newcastle Medi Clinic within 200m

ENTERTAINMENT / ACTIVITIES

  • Games to keep residents occupied Bingo, Rummikub etc.
  • Weekly activities
  • Music
  • Keep Fit – Exercises for Seniors – once a week
  • Pet Therapy
  • Concerts and Fundraising initiatives
  • Ongoing community involvement, through voluntary entertainment contributions, community entertainment – crèche concerts, school choirs etc.

VISITING HOURS  AT LA GRATITUDE RETIREMENT VILLAGE NEWCASTLE:

09:00 – 11:00

14:00 – 18:45

Board and Lodging Tariffs:

R8270.00 pm   –           Single Room

R7330.00 pm   –           Double Room (sharing)

Increase take effect on the 1st of April every year as decided by the Board of Control of the Organisation.

Subsidy is received for state pensioners (SASSA).  Family will be responsible for the shortfall where applicable.

Costs not included in the Board and Lodging tariff:

Toiletries; Nappies; Tuck Shop; Hair salon; Personal clothing, shoes; Funeral Policy

COTTAGES

Upgraded cottages available to rent. We offer the following :

Upgraded cottages comprising of:

  • One main bedroom and sunroom / half bedroom
  • No build in cupboards in bedroom
  • Lounge area
  • Kitchen with cupboards, sink, plug points, stove plug point but no stove is included
  • Own stove to be provided
  • One bathroom with shower, toilet and basin
  • Fully tiled throughout
  • Covered carport (depending on availability)

Rent:    R3780.00 pm

1½ AND 2 ½ BEDROOM COTTAGES

  • The 1 ½ and large, luxurious 2 ½ bedroom cottages are modern, upmarket fully tiled units throughout.
  • Beautifully designed, fitted kitchen with granite tops, build in stove with extractor fan
  • Spacious main bedroom/s with ample cupboard space and a sunroom / half bedroom where a ¾ bed can fit in comfortably to use as a spare room for visitors.  Ideal to use as a study, hobby room, sewing room etc.
  • Passage cupboard
  • Stunning, tiled bathroom with modern finishes, modern feature shower, toilet and basin
  • Lounge and dining room area
  • Covered carport (depending on availability)

1 ½ Cottage – Rent:     R4420.00 pm

2 ½ Cottage – Rent:     R5370.00 pm

Rent is payable in advance on the 1st of every month.

Deposit is required equalle to one month’s rent

Compulsory municipal deposit of R2000.00 is required

Water and Lights are for own account

Annual rental increase is on the 1st of April.

In addition, we offer the following:

  • Well maintained gardens
  • 24-hour security with security guards on the premises with controlled access
  • Property is fully fenced with palisades
  • 24-hour panic button system and ambulance service
  • Daily meals available from the Frail Care Facility kitchen at an additional cost
  • Monthly home visits from our full time Social Worker
  • Weekly Bible Study
  • Weekly Library Services
  • On site services:          Hair salon, Tuck shop, Clinic services
  • Sickbay and Frail Care Facility on your doorstep
  • Newcastle Medi Clinic within 200m

Close proximity to Newcastle Mall with various shops and food outlets

Opportunity to attend Old Age Home events, including concerts, fundraising initiatives etc.

Cottage residents get preference to admission at our Frail Care Facility when they are no longer able to care adequately for themselves.

FLATS

La Gratitude Flats consist of 5 blocks namely, Glabia, Aristata, Lorea, Mundi and Repens, totalling 127 flats. The flats are situated in safe, middle to upper-class urban area where the residents can feel comfortable, secure and safe. The complex itself is fully walled with palisades and pre-cast walling. Remote control access to the flats.

Newly renovated and upmarket flats available to rent, fully tiled throughout

Each flat comprises of the following:

  • 1 main bedroom with build in cupboards and a sunroom / half bedroom where a ¾ bed can fit in comfortably to use as a spare room for visitors.  Ideal to use as a study, hobby room, sewing room etc.
  • 1 large open plan lounge and dining room
  • 1 bathroom consisting of shower, bath, toilet and basin
  • Kitchen with cupboards, sink, plug points, stove plug point but no stove is included
  • Own stove to be provided
  • Lock up garage
  • Flats residents get preference to admission at our Frail Care Facility when they are no longer able to care adequately for themselves.

Rent is payable in advance on the 1st of every month.

Deposit is required equalled to one month’s rent

Compulsory municipal deposit of R2000.00 is required

Annual rental increase is on the 1st of April.

Rent: R4410.00 pm inclusive of water, excluding electricity.

In addition, we offer the following:

  • Well maintained gardens
  • On site clinic services by a full-time nurse
  • Nearby shopping centre within walking distance from the flats

Recreational Facilities:

  • Lapa with braai facilities
  • Eight lane bowling green
  • Library
  • Bible study
  • Friday night social evenings
  • 9-hole putt-putt course

Ideal for couples or singles 50 and older. Regret no children or pets allowed.

Visit La Gratitude Retirement Village Newcastle today!

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Facilities

Number of Cottages
44
Number of Apartments
127
Number of beds in Frailcare
120
Hairdressing
Yes
Pets allowed
Submit written request to CEO for Cottages only
Garaging
Only at Flats / Carports at cottages (depending on availability)
Transport to shops
No
Restaurant
No - however family/visitors are welcome to join the resident for a meal in the main dining room at an additional cost.
Complex Security
Yes
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Medical Doctor
Yes
Nursing sister
Yes
Swimming Pool
No
Laundry Service
Yes at Frail Care Facility
Gym
Keep Fit Exercise classes every Friday
Library Service
Yes
Wi Fi
No
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