At Riverside Park Home, we specialise in caring for those who have become frail or have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimers. Personalised care means that our residents are both happier and safer, and so, our carers and nurses offer a full range of support adjusting it to suit each individual’s needs and preferences. Keeping each person in their best possible health allows them to get the most out of each day and reassures their family and friends everything possible is being done. Caring for the emotional and psychological well-being of someone often results in our care team extending their services beyond our standard list and is another way we can make each resident feel seen and heard.
Creature comforts, whatever those may be, make a home and so our residents can choose to personalise their room, by painting it a different colour or installing a favourite nick-nack or piece of furniture. Our spacious, heated bathrooms and showers, with assistive devices, make bathing and showering comfortable and easy, with relaxing bubble baths available! Our communal lounges (known as neighbourhoods) offer comfortable Lazy-Boy chairs and are air-conditioned. They open out onto undercover patios with outdoor furnishings. Should the resident choose, dinner can be enjoyed here instead of in the main dining room, where breakfast and lunch are served.
Residents are encouraged to pursue their interests and as such, there is a lot to get involved in including socialising at the Shandy & Sherry evening, learning new tricks at the Knitting circle, crafting in the workshop area, or staying active with the aquacise class in the heated swimming pool. Some enjoy the more solitary pursuits such as reading a favourite book in the library corner or tending to the veggies and plants. The pretty, tranquil gardens with easily accessible pathways are wheelchair-friendly. There are also plenty of seating areas and benches dotted around our grounds for all to stop and enjoy the abundant birdlife evident.
Family visits and outings are encouraged with no time restrictions. In the front garden, we have a Jungle Gym for children and a braai area for families to use when visiting. The on-site “Tuckshop” stocks essential items as well as snacks and soft drinks.
There are a variety of security systems in place including camera surveillance, twin beams, and electric fencing around the perimeter of the property as well as security guards at entrances.
Our manager, Tracy Bruwer, has been a part of the PADCA team for close to 30 years and her right-hand lady, Tracey-Lee, has been a part of the team for 5 years ensuring a depth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of just what it means to offer seamless care to this vulnerable and valuable group of seniors.
We hope, on arrival, you will feel the “warmth” described by many residents and their families. We start our process by asking questions that will help us understand the person joining the Riverside family as we want to get to know both them and the family. We then do our best to meet your expectations and make the resident as comfortable as possible in their new home.
Looking for respite?
Recovering from an illness or injury can require extra assistance and so, we at Riverside love coming alongside seniors who need a respite. Staying at Riverside will allow you time to heal and regain your strength whilst you relax and just enjoy the community and activities. You may enjoy the lifestyle so much, you decide to stay! We have had several visitors become residents over the years!
" have no doubt whatsoever that all persons staying in Padca homes will be superbly cared for. It must be a tremendous challenge and responsibility for all concerned. Sister Tracey
is one of the nicest and finest people I have ever met. Her bright happy outlook on life flows through the entire home and permeates into abundant joy and happiness."
Mike and Wendy Woollam
"On behalf of my family thank you for the excellent care you and your staff at Riverside gave my mom while she was with you. Words cannot express how much we appreciate what you did for her. Your staff were kind, sensitive, helpful and ever so professional.
It’s extremely difficult having a loved one in a Frail-care Facility, necessary but none the less difficult, you and your staff made that a whole lot easier for my family. The peace of mind that came with knowing that mom was well cared for, was palpable.
The cost is from R 15 600 per month (vat incl) for permanent frail care, and R 680 (vat incl) per night for respite care.
We ascribe to a philosophy of care which honours the individuality of every senior and encourages the active participation of the residents in activities and decisions.
The PADCA Family
As part of the PADCA family, Riverside Park Home has the leadership and support of the umbrella organisation and residents have preferential access to the continuum of PADCA services.