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Riverside Park Home offers seamless care tailored to each resident.
We specialise in caring for those who are frail or 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 circle, learning new tricks at the Knitting circle, or crafting in the workshop area. 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.

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Frail and Dementia Care at Riverside Park Home

Our monthly rental is R15600 which includes 3 meals a day, caring, laundry, security and an ambulance service.

We encourage you to visit us, at 450 Bulwer Street, in Pietermaritzburg, to better understand just where the resident will be making their home. The tour includes visiting the room, the common areas and attractions. To find out more, click here.

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Many powerful words are used to describe South African women. They are described as being a rock, a backbone and a pillar of strength in times of weakness. They are endowed with the huge responsibilities to create, cultivate, nurture, love and forgive. Yet our actions, appear to be in sharp contradiction to this. Women in South Africa are not equated with this power but are disempowered by becoming the victims of gender-based violence.GBV (Gender-Based Violence) is a global phenomenon and in general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide);sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber-harassment);human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation);female genital mutilation; andchild marriage.In South Africa, GBV – which encompasses any of the above forms of violence against women and children – is well documented and an issue of serious concern. Up to 40% of South African women have experienced sexual and/or physical interpersonal violence in their lifetime. This figure might have even increased since the pandemic as incidents appear to be on the rise. While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, some women are more vulnerable such as older women, women who identify as lesbian or bisexual, indigenous women and women living with disabilities. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, yet it remains largely unreported particularly in South Africa due to the lack of punishment, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25th November to 10th December. The global theme this year is “Orange the world: End violence against women now”. It is a symbol of a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls. Therefore, please wear an orange ribbon in support of the campaign.So how do we restore power to our highly valued South African women? The first step is to offer survivors of GBV the support they need and provide them with information on services and organisations that can help reduce the impact of violence on their lives.Secondly, help to transform harmful social norms and negative gender stereotypes surrounding women. Challenge practices that condone violenceagainst women.Thirdly promote gender equality – encourage equal and respectful relations between both sexes. Be the role model yourself. Encourage all women young and old to assert their independence and decision-making processes in their lives.Lastly, stay informed and educate yourself. Understanding the causes, power dynamics, social structures that promote violence and consequences of violence against women is empowering in itself.Over the next two weeks please take time to pay homage to the women and girls in South Africa who lost their lives as a consequence of GBV.Helpful NumbersFAMSA PMB – 033 342 4945Childline PMB – 033 394 5177Kind RegardsNevashni Chetty – Social Work Manager#16daysofActivism2021 #genderbasedviolence ... See MoreSee Less
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Giving ThanksWhile we don't celebrate Thanksgiving as such, we should, and are thankful for the good where there is some. A past resident's daughter, Manu recently thanked all those marvellous carers and nursing staff that looked after dear Mrs Naicker by gifting them with the most amazing hampers! Riverside also thanked their staff with the year end braai and long-service awards. Musa with 5 years under his belt and Shirley Woodley with 25 years service! The theme was comfy and colourful and especially after Tez chased us away from helping set up, we all had a very relaxed meal of the most delicious salads and meat. Thank you Tez and Capitol Caterer's and all those that make the wheels of Riverside go round. ... See MoreSee Less
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POPPY DAYRememberance Day is a memorial day observed to remember all those that fought and died in the line of duty in the First World War. At the 11th hour, on the 11 day of the 11th month in 1918, the peace treaty was signed to end hostilites and WW1. The reason poppies are used to remember those that perished are because poppies grew on the battlefields and between the graves as described in the famous poem "In Flanders Fields". We kept it simple, the cross (so simple, but so perfect - thank you Keith), the poppy pins and The Last Post bugle playing thanks to youtube and Mr Brits. When Mr Brits was asked if he enjoyed the ceremony, he said I deserved a meddle so I think I can presume a job well done! ... See MoreSee Less
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