New old-age home opens

2015-05-18 07:41


THE Salvation Army in Worldand#039;s View Road, Doonside currently Trading as “OH-31 Senior Board and Lodging” has just been bought by the owner of One Stop Medical Supplies, Neil Kistnasamy.

Kistnasamy plans to renovate the home and make it an old-age home with frail-care facilities.

“I have been in negotiations with the previous owners and settled the deal last week,” he said.

He said that his business has 20 clients already and will cater for able, disabled and frail-care patients. Kistnasamy said he has hopes of starting a non-profit clinic by the end of the year.

“The facility can accommodate up to 95 patients in four sleeper, two sleeper or one sleeper rooms,” general manager, Bobby Hale said.

The facility has staff to take care of all the medical needs of residents. The company has three directors, Kistnasamy, Shamendra Ragaven and D Raja Moodley and the facility has three qualified nurses, two enrolled nurses and 12 caregivers.

The facility has also partnered with specialists, such as ophthalmic surgeons to take care of patients with glaucoma and cataracts and refer them to hospital and a general practitioner visits the facility once a week.

“We are also working on getting a physio and a gym instructor to take care of residents’ fitness and well-being and have a 24-hour security and ambulance service through PT Alarms,” Kistnasamy said.

All meals are covered in the cost and a full-time dietician is involved in planning meals especially for diabetics, cardiacs and hypertensives.

“When you walk in you can feel the peopleand#039;s hearts, they need to be uplifted and motivated. We will be trading as Elshaddai Nursing Home, and#039;Lord God Almightyand#039; is the translation of Elshaddai,” he said.

For more information contact Hale on 031 811 9039 or 061 663 0765 or contact Kistnasamy on 084 814 3859

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