Facilities

La Gratitude offers comfortable accommodation in the form of cottages, flats and frail care with professional nursing services.   A warm and homely environment with excellent facilities, friendly faces, tasty and nutritious meals as well as many other services and activities for the residents, well maintained gardens with water features and seating areas that provides a tranquil and relaxed environment.

La Gratitude Frail Care Facility

La Gratitude offers comfortable accommodation in the form of Frail Care Facility.

A warm and homely environment with excellent facilities, friendly faces, tasty and nutritious meals as well as many other services and activities for the residents, well maintained gardens with water features and seating areas that provides a tranquil and relaxed environment.  

Within the Frail Care Facility, we have:

51 Single Rooms

33 Double Rooms

1 Bachelor Flat

2 La Harmoni Flats: 1 x 2 bedrooms and 1 x 1 bedroom

 

Services rendered by the Organisation within the Frail Care Facility include the following:

This facility is under 24-hour camera surveillance, both audio and visual.

Fully furnished single and double room accommodation

The services rendered to the frail residents include three nutritious meals per day, laundry and cleaning services including tea/coffee

24-hour sickbay facility

Medication management and administration

On site clinic services

Weekly on-site medical doctor available visiting Physiotherapist, Speech therapist, Occupational therapist

Call buttons in all rooms and bathrooms for convenience and safety

24 hour professional nursing care services to elderly suffering from illnesses due to normal aging, frailty, strokes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Dementia related diseases and other age related illnesses within a caring and controlled environment providing palliative and geriatric services 

Provides spiritual support and religious services through the support of volunteers and religious organisations.

Provides paramedic and rehabilitation services

Provides recreational services

Provides health care services

Provides respite care

Provides Psychosocial Service including counselling and group work addressing interpersonal relationships, reintegration and reunification services.

La Gratitude Home for the Aged invests in wellness and training programmes to staff.

A non-discriminatory policy is applied with regard to culture, religion, race and language are implemented and adhered to.  

Through the awareness initiatives the Social Worker and Nursing staff aim at informing the target groups with regard to geriatric issues including health care and psychosocial aspect.

Inhouse hair salon

Communal dining rooms

Small tuckshop with various goods

24-hour access control security

Fully fenced property and security services.

Small inhouse library and the Newcastle Library visits once a week

Church Services every Sunday

Bible Study

Monthly counselling sessions from our full time Social Worker

Newcastle Medi Clinic within 200m

Entertainment / Recreation activities /Socialisation and Religious activities are organised with the assistance of volunteers from different Faith Based, Religious and Voluntary Organisations

Games to keep residents occupied Bingo, Rummikub etc.

Weekly activities

Music

Keep Fit – Exercises for Seniors – once a week

Pet Therapy

Concerts and Fund-raising initiatives

Ongoing community involvement, through voluntary entertainment contributions, community entertainment – crèche concerts, school choirs etc.

Visiting hours:

09:00 – 11:00

14:00 – 18:45

Board and Lodging Tariffs:

R8270.00 pm     -           Single Room

R7330.00 pm     -           Double Room (sharing)

Increase take effect on the 1st of April every year as decided by the Board of Control of the Organisation.

Subsidy is received for state pensioners (SASSA).  Family will be responsible for the shortfall where applicable.

Costs not included in the Board and Lodging tariff:

Toiletries; Nappies; Tuck Shop; Hair salon; Personal clothing, shoes; Funeral Policy

Cottages & Flats

COTTAGES

Cottages available to rent

Cottages comprise of:

One main bedroom and sun room / half bedroom

No built-in cupboards in bedroom

Lounge area

Kitchen with cupboards, sink, plug points, stove plug point but no stove is included

Own stove to be provided

One bathroom with shower, toilet and basin

Fully tiled throughout

Covered carport (depending on availability)

Rent:    R3780.00 pm

1½ and 2½ bedroom cottages:

The 1½ and large, luxurious 2½ bedroom cottages are modern, upmarket, fully tiled units throughout.

Beautifully designed, fitted kitchen with granite tops, built-in stove with extractor fan

Spacious main bedroom/s with ample cupboard space and a sun room / half bedroom where a ¾ bed can fit in comfortably to use as a spare room for visitors.  Ideal to use as a study, hobby room, sewing room etc.  

Passage cupboard

Stunning, tiled bathroom with modern finishes, modern feature shower, toilet and basin

Lounge and dining room area

Covered carport (depending on availability)

 

1 ½ Cottage - Rent:       R4420.00 pm

2 ½ Cottage - Rent:       R5370.00 pm

 

For all cottages:

Rent is payable in advance on the 1st of every month.

A deposit, equalling one month’s rent, is required

Compulsory municipal deposit of R2000.00 is required

Water and Lights are for own account

Annual rental increase is on the 1st of April.

 

In addition, we offer the following:

Well maintained gardens

24-hour security with security guards on the premises with controlled access

Property is fully fenced with palisades

24-hour panic button system and ambulance service

Daily meals available from the Frail Care Facility kitchen at an additional cost

Monthly home visits from our full time Social Worker

Weekly Bible Study

Weekly Library Services

On site services: Hair salon, Tuck shop, Clinic services

Sickbay and Frail Care Facility on your doorstep

Newcastle Mediclinic within 200m

Close proximity to Newcastle Mall with various shops and food outlets

Opportunity to attend Old Age Home events, including concerts, fund-raising initiatives etc.

Cottage residents get preference to admission at our Frail Care Facility when they are no longer able to care adequately for themselves.

FLATS

Newly renovated and upgraded flats available to rent, fully tiled throughout

La Gratitude Flats consist of 5 blocks namely, Glabia, Aristata, Lorea, Mundi and Repens, totalling 127 flats. The flats are situated in safe, middle to upper-class urban area where the residents can feel comfortable, secure and safe. The complex itself is fully walled with palisades and pre-cast walling. Remote control access to the flats.

Each flat comprises of the following:

1 main bedroom with built-in cupboards and a sun room / half bedroom where a ¾ bed can fit in comfortably to use as a spare room for visitors.  Ideal to use as a study, hobby room, sewing room etc.

1 large open plan lounge and dining room

1 bathroom consisting of shower, bath, toilet and basin

Kitchen with cupboards, sink, plug points, stove plug point but no stove is included

Own stove to be provided

Lock up garage

Flats residents get preference to admission at our Frail Care Facility when they are no longer able to care adequately for themselves.

 

Rent is payable in advance on the 1st of every month

A deposit, equalling one month’s rent, is required

Compulsory municipal deposit of R2000.00 is required

Annual rental increase is on the 1st of April.

 

Rent: R4110.00 pm inclusive of water, excluding electricity. 

 

In addition, we offer the following:

Well maintained gardens

On site clinic services by a full-time nurse

Nearby shopping centre within walking distance from the flats

Recreational Facilities:

Lapa with braai facilities

Eight lane bowling green

Library

Bible study

Friday night social evenings

9-hole putt-putt course

 

Couples or singles 50 and older. Regret no children or pets allowed.

 

La Gratitude Home for the Aged specialises in the provision of assisted Living services include the following at the 127 flats and 44 cottages:

The Organisation provides affordable accommodation through the availability of flats and cottages to persons over the age of 50 years at the flats and qualifying older persons at the cottages.

Basic Clinic services are rendered to residents at the flats and cottages.

Elderly at the flats and cottages who are identified as needy are assisted with a weekly cooked meal, bread and grocery hampers.

La Gratitude Home for the Aged

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