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Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA)

What makes MODA special?

The Max Ordman Deaf Association’s (MODA) landscaped gardens, with various seating areas, water features, a dam and a large lapa encourages residents to spend time outdoors and find a pleasant place to visit with family and friends. Added features include warning lights for the hearing impaired, in cases of emergency, and liaison with similar needs organisations and groups, such as Deaf SA.

Residents are motivated to create a homely atmosphere by bringing items of sentimental value, such as a favourite picture or even a comfortable chair. Visits by family and friends are welcomed and regular family days are organised to increase contact with loved ones. The deaf community is very involved in organising activities for MODA residents.

Facilities available for the comfort of residents are:
  • Inter-denominational chapel.
  • Library.
  • Transport to shops and amenities, which are in close proximity.
  • Hairdresser.
  • Visiting podiatrist by appointment.
  • Superette.
  • Dining room seating area.
  • Recreational activities area.
MODA is situated in Lombardy East, Gauteng, at the Thembalami Care Centre.
Affordable rates, based on the type of accommodation available. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

MODA’s units

Following the 2016 merger of the Max Ordman Deaf Association with Rand Aid Association, two spacious wings at Thembalami were refurbished to accommodate existing residents of MODA’s Colonel Rowland Home for Aged Deaf and Deafblind in Bedfordview, as well as new residents.

The wings offer 24 beds, consisting of en-suite double rooms, for couples, and single rooms, with two single rooms sharing an inter-leading bathroom. Downstairs rooms open onto beautiful gardens while upstairs rooms open onto a balcony.

Fees include full board and lodging; 24-hour nursing care, with a nurse-call system in place; doctor on call; and a podiatry and laundry service. An occupational therapy programme, that includes craft and recreation activities, is offered daily.

Other services and facilities offered include:

24-hour security
Access control, patrolling personnel and electrified fencing with CCTV monitoring perimeter cameras.
24-Hour Care
Garden Service
Daily Servicing
Postal Delivery
Nurse Call System
In every room.
In communal lounges.
Victoria Road, Lombardy East
P.O. Box 973, Bedfordview, 2008
Tel: (011) 882 4434
If the landline is down:
(010) 534 8771