R95 million Frail-care Facility confirmed for Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village . The Collins Group, developer of Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village, has confirmed a R95 million investment into the estate’s frail care facility; pushing boundaries in the retirement development sector. This game-changing development is set to be the biggest frail care centre in KwaZulu-Natal, and open to the public by March 2018.
“The facility will consist of a care centre with assisted living, frail care and a community centre. Proper care is not always possible in a small facility as we find that there are limitations when it comes to employing the right staff, with the right credentials and experience in the many facets that a healthcare facility for senior citizens requires. With the size of the building just under 6000m² with 112 beds and up to 100 employees, our primary focus is on excellent nursing care through a multi-disciplinary approach,” says Cornel Nieuwenhuizen, Director of Totalcare, the specialists appointed to manage the care centre at Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village.
Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village is nestled within the already established Kindlewood Estate, and will comprise of approximately 260 units. These units will offer 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom sectional title units, as well as a limited number of freestanding homes. Designed to provide the ultimate in spaciously comfortable living, residents will enjoy a community-focused estate, with unlimited use of the facilities within Kindlewood Estate. The retirement village has a strong focus on providing quality healthcare services through Totalcare, South Africa’s leading healthcare provider specialising in assisted living, frail-care and home-based care.
“We have 7 other Totalcare operations nationwide, and through the extensive and resourceful research, we have gained a wealth of experience from running them. The Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village frail care centre will be the best of our tried and tested operations, as we have discovered what works best and what we should avoid,” explains Cornel Nieuwenhuizen.
The development’s care centre will be available to both residents and the general public. Intricate design detail has been given to the facility with the incorporation of craft rooms, a kitchen, a laundromat, a light airy reception and welcome area, as well as a dining and serving area that leads out onto a beautiful lookout deck. The state-of-the-art facility will have security cameras along with top-class nutritional meals provided. The care centre will have qualified staff members on-site ranging from nurses and doctors, to laundry, cleaning and kitchen services, business administrators and matrons.
“We can’t express how important providing a world-class healthcare facility is to our development. Regardless of sales within this development, we will continue to proceed with the healthcare facility building plans. This only reiterates how dedicated, astute and unique our relationship with Totalcare is,” says David Cameron, Director of Cameron Property Group, developer representative for Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village.
Cameron continues, “This is a very exciting development which we can only see growing in demand and adding value to the public. There is such a shortage of this type of product offering, especially where the healthcare facility is so carefully considered into the development plan. The prices for Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village are competitive within the market, with no transfer duty costs, making it an even more attractive buy in.”