Su­per­vised med­i­cal and com­pas­sion­ate care for the el­derly

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - MEDIA& MARKETING -

ST JO­HANNES HEIM SPOKESPER­SON ST JOHANNIS Heim de­scribes it­self as a Chris­tian-based re­tire­ment home not only for the Ger­man-speak­ing com­mu­nity in Cape Town.

It pro­vides ex­cel­lent med­i­cal and com­pas­sion­ate care for the el­derly un­der the su­per­vi­sion of regis­tered nurs­ing sis­ters and trained per­son­nel. It opened its doors on Oc­to­ber 17, 1981. St Johannis Heim caters for a va­ri­ety of needs.

First, the re­tire­ment vil­lage for in­de­pen­dent liv­ing is called St Johannis Gar­dens and of­fers 52 units, flats and free- stand­ing res­i­den­tial units in a beau­ti­ful set­ting.

There are an ad­di­tional nine bach­e­lor units (one of which is cur­rently avail­able).

Sec­ond, there is a frail care de­part­ment with space for 21 res­i­dents, as well as sin­gle rooms for 29 semi in­de­pen­dent res­i­dents.

Each room is equipped with call but­tons, as well as an in­ter­com sys­tem to en­sure that res­i­dents have di­rect ac­cess to the nurs­ing and care staff who are on call and on site 24-hours a day.

Third, the Jo­han­niter ward of­fers ac­com­mo­da­tion for 14 frail care res­i­dents. Rooms are cur­rently avail­able. Meals are freshly cooked three times a day. The cost of res­i­dency is in­clu­sive of meals, wash­ing and clean­ing. A va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties are of­fered.

The Lutheran Church, Bel­lville con­ducts a church ser­vice once a month at St Johannis Heim for the com­mu­nity and our res­i­dents.

St Johannis Heim owes its ex­is­tence to its founders, the Lutheran Evan­gel­i­cal Church, Catholic Church, Jo­han­niteror­den and the Ger­man Club.

There is a need for reg­u­lar vol­un­teers to en­gage with res­i­dents. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are en­cour­aged to give of their time.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ute Mar­i­otti on the num­ber in the ad­ver­tise­ment or see www.stjo­han­nisheim.

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