Palm Garden Retreat - Sea Point

By: Palm Garden  11-11-2011
Keywords: Nursing, Assisted Living, Palm Garden Retreat

Where to find us:

Palm Garden Retreat
75 Regent Road
Sea Point
Cape Town

PO Box 983
Sea Point

Palm Garden Retreat
Helen Zille Wing

4 Quendon rd
Sea Point

Tel +27 (0)21 430 6300
Fax +27 (0)21 439 1174

The Palm Garden Retreat enjoys a tranquil garden setting in easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach and this combination of quiet privacy and communal living carries through into the Palm Garden Retreat. You can enjoy the privacy and peace and quiet of your own unit, or you can join in the many activities, which have been designed for your stimulation and enjoyment:

  • Heated swimming pool with regular water aerobics classes available
  • Exercise room with classes such as Pilates, stretching and yoga
  • Mini theatre with large screen TV for special movies on Saturday evenings
  • Shuttle Service to the Waterfront available on request
  • Book club
  • Satellite TV in your unit: you choose and pay for your own bouquet
  • Internet connectivity in your own room for the computer literate
  • Bingo evenings
  • Daily escorted walks along the promenade (weather permitting)
  • Poolside barbeques – invite your family and friends.
  • Special dinners and theme evenings– invite your family and friends
  • Bridge room and library
  • Kaluki lessons
  • Bowls (nearby) and boulle in the gardens on Sundays in summer
  • Special outings (shopping, theatre, Kirstenbosch, museums and so on)
  • High tea or brunch on a Sunday – invite your family and friends
  • Special courses on flower arranging, scrap-book making, wine-tasting, tea-tasting and so on
  • Cape Winelands (by arrangement)
  • Flower viewing in Darling (by arrangement)
  • Shuttles on request to the hospital as well as to appointments

Where applicable these activities will carry a charge to cover costs. When you choose to participate in these activities this charge, if any, will be added to your monthly account with the Palm Gardens.

Nursing Manager

An experienced Nursing Sister, is responsible for the control of the nursing operation, including staff, administration and nursing.

  • Her nursing duties include the following:
  • Obtain and update the medical records of all residents, e.g. medication, Illnesses, GP/Specialists’ details
  • Recruit, train and manage nursing staff
  • Set required nursing standards
  • Monitor and assess all staff as per job descriptions
  • Control medicines
  • Visit assisted living residents on a regular basis
  • Operate clinic weekdays only
  • Manage frail care facility
  • Provide 24-hour emergency response

Nursing Staff and Care Givers

The level of experience of the nursing staff is a key factor in making appointments.
All Sisters, Staff Nurses and Enrolled Nursing Assistants have standard training, as well as specialised training in Geriatrics. All Care Givers have training and knowledge of basic nursing.

In addition to the above, the following practitioners/instructors are also available at an extra cost.

  • Individual care givers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Gym, yoga, pilates and aerobics classes

Other services available to residents at their own cost:

  • Breakfast and dinner (payable per meal or per month at a reduced rate)
  • Guest friendly restaurant (reservations one day in advance)
  • Hairdressing service (by arrangement)
  • Arranged excursions
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning

Keywords: Assisted Living, Nursing, Palm Garden Retreat

Contact Palm Garden

Email - none provided

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