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Health care for the elderly re-instated in Kloof

After almost a year of suspended operations the Kloof Rest Home Association has entered a joint venture with Peace Cottages that will allow for continued independent living accommodation for seniors, with specialized care at an exciting new care development in Abelia Road.

Health care at the Abelia Road has a long and proud history having first been established in 1904, when the Guild of Loyal Women, established a care centre for convalescing British soldiers on the 40 Abelia Road property.

The women would take a train from Durban Station to Krantzkloof Station, with comforts for the soldiers, where they would be collected from the station and be taken to St. Mary’s, the site of the current-day Kloof Rest Home. So much has changed since then, but the ethos of dedicated service and professional ‘care’ has remained and continued unabated for the last 118-years.

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On the 28th May 2021, the management at Kloof Retirement Villages (KRV) were reluctantly compelled to suspend operations at their KRV Care Centre in Central Kloof because of issues of affordability, exacerbated by the pandemic instigated economic pressure. The suspension allowed the executive team an opportunity to source alternative and more affordable options of providing reliable care and comfort to seniors in the Upper Highway area.

Krantzkloof Park, the independent living facility, established on the same site over 50-years ago, has continued to function throughout, but the need to restructure the care services section of the operation became clearly obvious.

The executive team has been working tirelessly to come up with a solution to ensure that affordable and specialized care is reintroduced on the estate on an ongoing basis and they are excited to announce that this has now been achieved!

A joint venture between KRHA and Peace Cottages, where KRHA continues to provide independent living accommodation for seniors, on the Krantzkloof Park section of the property, while Kerry Deare, the founder & owner of Peace Cottages will provide specialized care.

In addirion Kerry Deare’s care model does not only conform to the traditional format, but encompasses a range of services from an ageing-in-place model; assisted living; fully-fledged frail care and advanced an palliative care model, which has  been registered as a non-profit named Hillcrest Hospice. This unique range of services will provide valuable care to seniors in the Upper Highway Area.

Although in a transitional phase, applications from prospective residents are already being accepted, and the site will be fully functional by the 1st of June, 2022.

So, care for the elderly has once more returned to Abelia Road!


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