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Sunnyside Park Home is a home with a heart.
Whether the senior joining us is looking for residential, frail or dementia care, we adapt our services to their needs.

Our residents are encouraged to customise the rooms and make them their own. There are communal lounges, dining rooms and outdoor areas where residents can socialise with one another as desired. Residents are encouraged to remain active and involved. Recreational activities include games hour, movie afternoons, as well as gardening.

The success of Sunnyside Park Home can be attributed to the residents’ willingness to get involved and help the team. They take on essential tasks such as assisting at reception, leading activities and working in the gardens.

There is 24-hour security with guards in attendance at the entrance gate.

The pricing for all accommodation options is based on the unit cost with consideration of each senior’s income. The home receives some subsidisation of rent for qualifying seniors, making Sunnyside Park Home affordable to those who are over sixty years of age and living on a state grant or limited income. Consideration is given to under-aged disabled people to be accommodated.

Independent Living at Clivia Place

Clivia Place comprises five attractive terrace-style and one freestanding life right units.

This small, peaceful complex is ideal for seniors who relish their independence but who want the reassurance of being part of the PADCA family.  The units are extremely well built with a face brick exterior, while the interior design is very workable. There are one and two bedrooms units and each has a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and patio as well as a carport. (A garage for the freestanding unit). It is strongly recommended that residents of Clivia have their own transport.

Life Right Holders nominate a representative who then attends the monthly PADCA management meeting, which takes place at Sunnyside Park Home.

The life rights pricing comprises a system of a reducing refund over a 12 year period and the units are priced accordingly. Their current resale price ranges from R544 000 to R808 000. The monthly levy is calculated according to the size of the unit and ranges from R838 – R1165 per month.

Residential Living in Azalea and Hydrangea

We have limited residential accommodation for seniors living on limited means. The demand is high and our waiting list is approximately a year.

Residential living in Azalea includes a single room, 3 full meals a day, laundry service, the cleaning of communal areas, access to transport and self-catering amenities. The monthly fee is R4500.

Residential living in Hydrangea includes a single room, a substantial midday meal, laundry service, the cleaning of communal areas, access to transport and self-catering amenities. The monthly fee is R2500.

Frail Care at Sunnyside Park

Frail care at Sunnyside Park Home offers a range of frail and dementia care options at different pricing points; from single rooms with en-suite bathrooms to four-bedded wards with shared facilities.

Special attention is given to each person’s habits and preferences such as the times they prefer to rise or bathe. It's important that they feel at ease. On arrival, the resident will not just meet the team and their carers but will also be partnered with a fellow resident who will pay special attention to them until they settle in. This assists them to connect and feel at home.

Our carers are committed and passionate about taking care of residents, but they encourage the independence of the seniors as they have seen, first-hand how it improves their quality of life. As residents do more for themselves, they often then look to do more for others.

From a clinical perspective, there is a focus on mobility as this can reduce the need for some medications and painkillers. The increased mobility also reduces the prevalence of bedsores. General health also improves with the provision of tasty but nutritionally balanced meals.

Families have shared with us that here, they have seen miracles happen. Whilst a new resident may arrive frail, in a wheelchair, or with a walker, as they become part of the community they feel connected and, with the assistance of both staff and residents, they join in, and in many instances, become increasingly independent. It’s a new beginning, and often, we see their tension released as they start afresh.

We do our best to take the stress and strain of the day-to-day needs and so we offer 24-hour care and security as well as full catering, laundry and cleaning services. These are complemented with a range of convenience services such as transport into town for shopping.

We understand that the collection and management of health issues and medications is a key concern and are proud of the strong relationships we have developed with the local clinics and medical professionals. There is no need for residents to visit clinics as we collect and schedule medications to ensure that this aspect is well-managed.

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We encourage you to visit us, at 57 Mbubu Road, in the quiet suburb of Boughton, Pietermaritzburg, to better understand just where the you 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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