Highveld Gardens Retirement Lodge Pretoria has been in operation since 1985. It’s a family care facility run by owners, John and Shona Le Roux, assisted by Daniel, their son. They spearhead a dedicated team of compassionate staff, made up of two nursing sisters, Rebeca and Yvonne, three nurses, two auxiliary nurses, 32 care givers and Monica, the general manager.
Management handpicks the staff based on their unique abilities – with the aim of fulfilling the residents’ needs and providing professional nursing care… All residents are cared for regardless of age, gender, race, affiliation and health status. Each staff member strives to create an environment in which the residents’ independence is valued and a space in which they feel at home. They are welcome to have their pets with them too – another way that they feel right at home at Highveld Gardens Retirement Lodge Pretoria.
An oasis between Pretoria and Johannesburg, situated in the suburb of Halfway Gardens and close to the Mall of Africa, Waterfall, hospitals and shops – the location is perfect for ease of access for family members travelling from either metropole.
What to expect at Highveld Gardens Retirement Lodge Pretoria
There are 39 rooms with ensuite bathrooms, each with access to our beautifully manicured gardens. There are also 19 cottages with kitchenettes and ensuite bathrooms, 12 beds in our shared frail care centre, and 6 single rooms in the frail care.
All our accommodation includes a level of care (frail, mid or general care, depending on the needs of each resident). Specifically allocated caregivers provide 24-hour nursing care in all units and rooms. Each of our rooms also has a panic button and telephone to ensure residents’ needs are catered for at all times.
Residents enjoy three nutritious meals per day in the communal dining room. These are planned by dietitians and meticulously prepared by our in-house cooks. We provide tea and coffee at 10am, with scones or cake, and afternoon beverages at 3pm. Room service is also available at the discretion of the nursing sisters.
Laundry and cleaning services are also included, as well as all other nursing services. The doctor visits once a week, the physiotherapist is available on request, as is the social worker for individual chats.
Entertainment and activities are provided on a daily basis, including Bible study on Mondays, a visit to the hair dresser on Tuesdays followed by occupational therapy in the afternoon, group discussions with the social worker on Wednesdays, fun bingo on Wednesday afternoons, there’s transport to the shops on Thursdays, exercise classes on Fridays, and every second Friday is movie day! There are also church services for the different denominations on Sundays.
Residents are safe with the 24-hour security programme in place, and the owners also stay on the property – ensuring everything is safe and sound for the residents.
Highveld Gardens Retirement Lodge Pretoria is not an old age home, but a friendly retirement lodge that specialises in care with dignity and respect. Contact us today.
- Highveld Gardens Retirement Lodge Pretoria has been in full lock down since two weeks before the actual national lockdown started.
- All our staff have also been living on the premises since then – as we know this decreases the risk of the virus being spread through the movement of staff.
- New residents that join us undergo a two-week quarantine period in their units, while being monitored for symptoms 3 times a day. After the two weeks, they are free to leave their units.
- All our staff have the necessary safety equipment (including gloves; masks – high quality shield masks); and 70% alcohol sanitizer.
- A carefully planned staff roster will kick in from the end of June – requiring the staff to work shifts spanning 3 months on and 3 months off. A fortnight before the new shift begins, they will enter our quarantine centre where they will be monitored by nurses daily to ensure they have not contracted the virus. After their quarantine, and if they are declared virus-free, they will start the new shift.
- Families of residents are not able to enter the premises at the moment – as this could pose a risk for our staff and residents. They can however drop things off with the security guard at the entrance – and these items will be passed on to the intended resident. This will hopefully ease off, depending on the spread of the virus.
- While doing all these things, our continue to remain focused on making our residents feel as comfortable as possible. They are welcome to interact and walk around in the beautiful gardens as well as the rest of the facility. We can see that this plan is working well and that it will continue to work – after all the proof lies in the fact that we have not had any infections – and that’s how we plan to keep it.
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Yes , community hall with WIFI access,DSTV and library
Hairdressing once a week every tuesday
YES, we are one of the only homes which allow pets
On Thursdays all residents are taken to the shops
All 3 meals included daily
24 hour security
Fully qualified and well experienced medical doctor available once a week
Two qualified nursing sisters , 3 staff nurses 7 days a week
All laundry is included within the rental amount
Exercise classes provided once a week for residents
Library in the community hall area