Evergreen’s idyllic retirement lifestyle now includes frailcare
EVERGREEN LIFESTYLES SPOKESPERSON Evergreen Lifestyles’ promise is enduring retirement living, enjoyed to the full, with endless opportunities for fun and relaxation in safe and secure villages. These rare qualities have seen Evergreen grow from strength to strength since its launch in 2008, with four Western Cape villages and one in Johannesburg today.
The fact that the enjoyment of retirement living is enhanced by the village environments, vibrant communities, excellent services, professional management and most importantly, sustained health and vitality, make these qualities a core focus of the Evergreen brand.
Underpinning the idyllic Evergreen lifestyle, Evergreen’s “partnership for life” promise is unique in the context of retirement offerings in South Africa. Evergreen Lifestyle Villages managing director Derek Drew explains the Healthcare aspect of the partnership: “One pillar of Evergreen’s ‘partnership promise’ is the promotion of active aging and the management of health.
“Health, wellness and vitality are in the best interests of residents and retirement village operators,” says Drew. “Our promise is carefree retirement living, where residents can relax and take advantage of the lifestyle on offer. This begins with independent living supported by personalised primary healthcare in our healthcare centres and supplemented by home-based healthcare, delivered by trained and friendly nursing staff. Care in the familiar surroundings of the home is shown to assist in recovery and is both preferred and most effective world-wide.
“Evergreen has established a fully-equipped specialist frailcare and dementia care unit in our Muizenberg village healthcare centre. It includes a specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s wing. The unit serves Evergreen’s four Western Cape villages through a hub and spoke model and is managed by Unique Health, which delivers healthcare services in all our villages. With 12 frailcare units under its management, Unique Health has significant experience to offer in frailcare and the treatment of dementia, and manages all aspects of the Muizenberg unit, from providing registered nurses and carers to specialist doctors on call.”
The 32-bed frailcare centre is easily accessible in the north wing of Evergreen’s Lifestyle Centre and yet, it is separate and discreet. Whilst providing all the services and facilities of a specialist frailcare facility, it is designed and decorated to feel like a welcoming home. Facilities include a visitors’ reception, large lounge with comfortable furniture and big screen TV’s, stunning views of the village and mountains (through large picture windows) and a sunny enclosed outdoor courtyard with green trees and outdoor relaxing areas.
The spacious dining room is serviced by a well equipped kitchen. Staff offices, an occupational therapy room, consulting doctor’s room and sterile procedure room are tucked away along one corridor.
“The provision of professional frailcare and dementia care, along with recuperative (and palliative) care is welcome news to our Evergreen villages’ residents and the general public in the surrounding suburbs,” Drew concludes. life around a 22-hectare lake with its collage of islands and seven hectares of reed beds and ponds. Evergreen Diep River The Evergreen retirement complex comprises beautiful luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments, (many with spacious balconies), with residents enjoying the wonderful interior spaces and creative living to match the fabulous views. Evergreen Broadacres (Johannesburg) Evergreen’s secluded Broadacres village – with its exquisitely beautiful 2-hectare green belt, glorious gardens and shady walkways – offers a unique ‘town and country’ atmosphere to go with the unique Evergreen Lifestyle. Evergreen Noordhoek offers all the enviable qualities of a wonderful coastal retirement lifestyle in this ever-popular retirement node! Perfectly positioned on the corner of Glencairn Expressway and Kommetjie Road, Evergreen Noordhoek boasts sixteen hectares of gently sloping, north-facing ground with superb views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. Residents are sure to enjoy the space and freedom of a relaxed retirement lifestyle on the edge of a coastline known for its charming villages, arty community and outdoor living. Watch the press for launch details.
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Typical Frailcare bedroom Sister Aimee Ravens Frailcare Centre reception area