GELUKSOORD, Home for the frail elderly, 10 Tarentaal Avenue, Onder-Papegaaiberg,
Registered as a Non-Profit Company (Nutsmaatskappy).
Geluksoord is located at the foot of the Papegaaiberg in a safe, leafy suburb surrounded by the beautiful Stellenbosch scenery. The home is near the central business district of the town, shopping malls and medical facilities.
It is a home for the frail elderly and other chronic frail adults.
People who live with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are catered for in a special department within the home.
Geluksoord provides accommodation for about 80 people and renders a comprehensive service to the residents.
Temporary care during the recovery period after operations and serious illnesses can be organised.
The home is managed by a board of directors and a graduated woman pastor with a nursing background.
Geluksoord can accommodate 80 residents in the facilities listed below in the main building and the flats which are connected to the main building:
- Flats for residents who are able and can take care of themselves to a certain extent.
- Single and double rooms for residents who do not need high care.
- Four-bed rooms for those needing more intensive care.
- A special department for residents living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Temporary care for the recuperation period after an operation or serious illness.
The fees include the following:
- Physical care of the resident, assistance with showering, bathing and eating.
- Coordination of the person’s medication.
- Three meals per day (taking dietary preferences into account) and a tea and coffee service throughout the day and in the evenings. There are dining rooms for those residents who are mobile and like the company of others.
- Laundry – Washed and ironed daily.
- Cleaning of rooms and flats.
Geluksoord renders full accommodation with a 24-hour comprehensive nursing service.
A registered Nursing Manager, qualified nurses and nursing assistants are on duty 24 hours per day.
In the early days the then Vriendekring of Geluksoord contributed enormously by hosting fundraising events, organising street collections and other forms of charity. This group of ladies was instrumental in furnishing the hair salon in the home. In 1980 they also donated a coat of arms, in tapestry, to Geluksoord. This coat of arms, which resembles symbolism of Stellenbosch, is typical of the 1980’s and still hangs in the home near the entrance.
Geluksoord hosts a few special events every year for the residents and members of the public. Some of the events are just social events for residents, but others are also for fundraising.
Market Day is an annual event where staff, family members of residents, suppliers and friends of Geluksoord all join forces to raise funds for the home. A variety of delicacies and interesting items are for sale.
The Spring Tea at Geluksoord is a special occasion every year. Family members, friends or community members act as hostesses for tables and sell tickets for the event. The residents are guests.
The Christmas Lunch, for residents and family members, takes place in November and is the last social event on the calendar.
GET INVOLVED AT GELUKSOORD:
Practical ideas how your involvement can benefit them:
- Give a donation (once-off or monthly).
- Bequests – contact the home for more information.
- Visit residents who do not have family members near-by when possible.
- You can contribute to or get involved with the Market Day or Spring Tea – contact Geluksoord for more information.