General Health & Frail Care Services
Enjoy the difference at
Peers Village Health Care Centre Cape Town
THERE’S nothing boring or mundane about life in the Peers Village Health Care Centre. On the contrary, the ethos is all about residents’ enjoying their senior years, receiving the best care while making the most of each day.
Filled with fun and laughter, each day brings something different and exciting to residents’ lives.
What's On Offer
Within the Health Care Centre’s home-from-home environment are 30 luxuriously-furnished private rooms, each with en-suite toilet and wash-hand basin.
A highly-professional in-house catering team, headed by an executive chef, prepares nutritious and well-balanced meals, including a full breakfast plus add-on options; a luncheon menu comprising well-balanced portions of proteins, starches and fresh vegetables; and a light evening meal.
In addition, biscuits, sandwiches, fruit and snacks, and all the usual beverages, are available on request.
Recognising that an active mind helps to maintain a healthy body, the following stimulating activities are also offered:
- Arts and Crafts
- Jewellery Workshops
- Skittles and Bowling
- Music Hour
- Balloon Time
- Weekly High Tea
- Mental & Motor Cognitive Games
- Chair Game
- Movie Time
- World News Hour
- Animal Time
- Monthly Scenic Drives
- Village Walks
The facility also provides ongoing long-term care to those who can no longer live independently or those recovering from an illness or operation (it is not a hospital). Non-residents are welcome at rates that are competitive with other similar retirement villages in the area.
Another guiding principle at Peers Villages is that reaching a mature age should not signal a resident’s exclusion from events and activities. All residents are encouraged (but never forced) to take part in village life.
Among many community events held during the year are:
- Easter Chocolate Workshop
- Valentines Dinner
- Christmas in July
- Spring Garden Competition
- Master Baker Competition
- Hoe-Down (Line Dancing)
- Movie Club
- Garden Club
- Travel Club
- Bingo Club
- Christmas Dinner
- High Tea & Dance
All residents are encouraged to enjoy these activities and events, even if they only do so as part of the audience. Simply being part of the fun has been shown to improve quality of life and enhance overall mental and physical well-being.
Standard Of Care
What standard of care can be expected?
High Staff Retention Rate
Peers Village Health Care Centre has an enviably high staff retention rate, underlining the strong belief that excellent care and contented residents are the result of happy staff.
Well Trained Carers
Well-trained and qualified carers are dedicated to ensuring that each resident receives a high level of personal attention, provided with love and compassion.
Health Care Manager
A highly-experienced health care manager is intimately involved in ensuring this standard of outstanding care is maintained, participating in regular morning report sessions where each resident’s health status and any other concerns are reviewed. In addition, the manager is always on hand to advise and assist nursing sisters and carers when required.
Trust Management Meetings
In addition, the chairman of the Health Care Trust holds a monthly meeting with the health care manager, scrutinising the various registers and discussing any adverse events. Apart from ensuring transparency, it also means problems are promptly and appropriately addressed, with preventative measures put in place to prevent recurrences.
Doctors’ in-house clinics are held twice weekly to cater for residents unable to travel to doctors’ surgeries outside the village. And, in the event of an emergency, Cape Medical Response paramedics are quickly on the scene to assist nursing staff and/or to transport a resident to hospital if necessary.
Personal Nursing Record
Each resident in the Health Care Centre is allocated a specific carer, and a personal nursing record is maintained, where all treatments are documented – for example, blood pressure, blood sugar level, body weight, etc.
Individual Health Care Plans
Also recognising that ‘one size does not fit all’, residents’ individualised health care plans help staff to provide personal, tailored care. Another example of this principle in action is that care is customised to allow for individual preferences – for instance, residents can choose when they would like to shower and where they would like to take their meals.
Price and Applications
Enquire about Pricing | Download Application Form.
How much does it cost?
Charges for accommodation in the Health Care Centre include 24-hour nursing care with three meals a day. The patient remains under the supervision of his/her own doctor.
A charge is also levied for any extra services and medical consumables.
To obtain a quotation for the monthly tariff
contact Sister Caroline Jones on 021 787 0204
Please download the attached application form and complete the online enquiry. Alternatively, call to make an appointment to discuss your application and have a meeting.
Health Care Centre Application
Please download and complete the Peers Health Care Centre Application Form