Ever­green’s idyl­lic re­tire­ment life­style now in­cludes frail­care

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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.

Ever­green’s pre­ferred linked-sale prop­erty con­sul­tants, Alexo Prop­erty Bro­kers are fully ex­pe­ri­enced in all as­pects of sell­ing homes and will eval­u­ate yours for free. They will also mar­ket your home dis­creetly and present pur­chase of­fers promptly. Also, their sales com­mis­sion for Ever­green pur­chasers is only 3.5%.You’ll be set­tled and con­tent in no time at all, en­joy­ing life in the most prized and beau­ti­ful cor­ners of the coun­try.

Typ­i­cal Frail­care bed­room Sis­ter Aimee Ravens Frail­care Cen­tre re­cep­tion area

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