Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village to get KZN’s biggest care centre
Mount Edgecombe will in 2018 be home to KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest frail care centre, thanks to a R95m investment into the Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village. Developer, The Collins Group, is backing its own project by “pushing the boundaries” in the retirement development sector.
“The facility will consist of a care centre with assisted living, frail care and a community centre,” said Cornel Nieuwenhuizen, director of Totalcare, the specialists appointed to manage the village’s care 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 6,000m² with 112 beds and up to 100 employees, our primary focus is on excellent nursing care through a multi-disciplinary approach.”
Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village can be found in Kindlewood Estate and will boast 260 one-, two- and three-bedroom sectional title units, as well as a limited number of freestanding homes. “We have seven other Totalcare operations nationwide, and through the extensive and resourceful research, we have gained a wealth of experience from running them,” said Nieuwenhuizen. “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.”
David Cameron, director of Cameron Property Group, developer representative for Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village, said, “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.”
The care centre will be available to both residents and the general public, and will incorporate craft rooms, a kitchen, a laundromat, as well as a dining and serving area. Besides state-of-the-art security cameras, the care centre will have qualified staff members onsite ranging from nurses and doctors, to laundry, cleaning and kitchen services, business administrators and matrons.