Hermanus Assisted Living Suites offers unique features that will make you feel at home

We aim to proactively manage your well being, quality of life and prolong your life experience during your assisted living years. As a permanent resident, you have peace of mind knowing that your physical and medical needs will be supervised by our onsite multidisciplinary medical team.

You may have a few more questions, which is why we have included the following question and answer section below:

What is included in the monthly package / accommodation fee?

Accommodation in a single/shared suite equipped with the following:

  • 24 hour nursing care
  • En-suite bathroom with disability functionality
  • Interior designed finishes and curtaining
  • Kitchenette with built-in fridge and wash basin
  • Air conditioning unit in every room
  • Private patio in selected rooms
  • Flat screen TV
  • Access to lounge, dining room and coffee shop facilities for guests
  • Healthcare in terms of Client’s medical evaluation
  • Overall health, diet and vitals will be managed as required
  • Landline telephone connection in each room (cost of calls residents responsibility)
  • Mail delivery service
  • Social and interactive activities to suit individual’s needs.
What is excluded in my monthly fee?

The monthly fee includes the comprehensive range of services and excludes:

  • Doctor’s consultations
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Ward stock (incontinent products, dressings, etc).
  • Medication
  • Hairdresser
  • Any additional therapy that might be required such as physiotherapy
  • “One on one” care
  • Telephone account
  • Blister packaging (compulsory)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal insurance
  • Private hospital fees
  • Individual needs as chosen by the resident as per the ‘pay as you go package’.
Is there an upfront payment?

A R10.000 non-refundable joining fee is payable prior to admission.

How long is the accommodation agreement?

The accommodation agreement will continue for an indefinite period and is terminated upon month end of:

  • Passing of a patient resident/client
  • Resident is transferred to an alternative facility
What is my notice period?

The Resident is entitled to terminate the accommodation agreement at any time on written notice of not less than 1 (one) calendar months’ notice;

What are the Admission criteria?

Residents and their Guardian are required to complete a Pre-admission Application, Financial Evaluation and Geriatric Report from a medical practitioner.  The final decision lies with the Nursing Service Manager, who will conduct an interview with your loved one to ensure we are able to care for them in the best way possible.

Can you provide us with a furnished room?

A furnish pack is available at a cost agreed between the parties. We have furnished rooms on show. We also value and realise the importance of familiar furniture, so always encourage our patients to bring along their own personal items to make their living space feel like home.

Do I have to pay for my own telephone?

Each room is wired for a telephone and the costs thereof is for the Resident’s account.

Transport

Transport can be provided at an additional cost.

What is the age group of people being admitted?

Hermanus Assisted Living Suites is equipped and authorised to care for adults and no age restriction applies.

Do you admit patients that could be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer's?

Yes, we do. The criteria for admission is determined in an interview with the Nursing Service Manager and management.

What are the visiting hours?

No visiting hours apply.  You are welcome to visit your loved one at any time of the day, taking into consideration bathing and eating hours.

Do you have activity programmes?

Yes, we offer a host of activity programmes designed for the residents needs.

What types of neuro-degenerative diseases do you accommodate?

Neurodegeneration diseases treated at Hermanus Assisted Living Suites includes Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc.  Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember and affects a person’s daily functioning.

The criteria for admission for neuro-degenerative diseases are determined in an interview with the Nursing Service Manager and management.

Will my loved-ones’ animal be welcome at the facility?

Unfortunately animals cannot be accommodated.