ANOTHER ACCOLADE OF PRAISE FOR CARE STAFF

ANOTHER ACCOLADE OF PRAISE FOR CARE STAFF

ANOTHER ACCOLADE OF PRAISE FOR CARE STAFF Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director, active since the 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a...

Downsize – yes… But Don’t Touch My Books!

Downsize – yes… But Don’t Touch My Books!

Downsize – yes... But Don’t Touch My Books! Okay, I'm gonna blame this on my husband because husbands are good for that sort of thing. But the truth? I should have known better. When Bob and I decided to downsize from a three-story house to a two bedroom cottage on a...

A Watershed Change at Abelia Road!

A Watershed Change at Abelia Road!

A Watershed Change at Abelia Road!     Kloof Rest Home Association and Peace Cottages are delighted to announce an exciting new care development in Abelia Road     The concept of care in the Upper Highway region was first established in 1904, when the Guild...

The Mayfly’s short honeymoon!

The Mayfly’s short honeymoon!

The Mayfly’s short honeymoon! So you think that you have it tough! … You’re worried about how long you will live?   Reading about the lifespan of the Mayfly should cheer you up considerably.Insects tend to live far shorter lives than other species. And female...

Questions to ask care homes

Questions to ask care homes

Questions to ask care homes Retirement choices - a one way street!   Today there are a growing number of private, unregistered residential care homes that do not comply with legal requirements; such as for example, registering with the Department of Social...

We’re not stupid!  –  Stop patronizing us!

We’re not stupid! – Stop patronizing us!

We’re not stupid! - Stop patronizing us!   Marketing to SeniorsThere is a myth perpetrated about some seniors which holds that they are simply difficult old people… whereas in reality there is no such thing. We are simply difficult young persons who have grown...

Is retirement bad for your health?

Is retirement bad for your health?

Is retirement bad for your health?   “Come grow old with me, the best is yet to come”William Wordsworth There is an extraordinary concept in the retirement industry called “Dying too late”, which refers to those who live too long after retirement and run out of...

Check Your Risk for Falling

Check Your Risk for Falling

Check Your Risk for Falling (A self-assessment for fall risk)This checklist was developed by the Greater Los Angeles VA Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center and affiliates, and is a validated fall risk self-assessment tool (Rubenstein et al. J...

Control of medications in care centres

Control of medications in care centres

Control of medication in care centres (The danger of allowing multiple medication sources)   Recently in Nodding Hills Retirement Village, I was approached by a fellow resident who asked me the following question. He explained that a mutual friend of ours, who...

Care facility terminology

Care facility terminology

Care facility terminology   During my career in the field of caring for elderly people, I have noticed an exponential expansion in terminology used to describe accommodation and care services. Yesteryear’s names were quite simple. Generally, dependant on the...