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Thembalami Care Centre

What makes Thembalami special?

Thembalami means ‘My Hope’ and this is a true reflection of what Rand Aid offers at this care centre, as residents have the opportunity to find new hope and meaning in a caring environment.

To create a homely atmosphere, residents bring items of personal or sentimental value, such as a favourite picture or even a comfortable chair. Visits by family and friends are welcomed at any time. We have regular family days to increase contact with loved ones and interaction amongst family members.

A beautiful lapa; paved walkways; manicured gardens, with water features; a fishpond; vegetable and herb garden; and scenic dam, with bird watching facilities, entices residents and their visitors to spend time outdoors. All these contribute to a sensory experience for residents, staff and visitors alike.

Residents are encouraged to remain active for as long as possible, therefore a range of activities, including regular outings, entertainment and participation in crafts and hobbies, are offered.

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.
Thembalami is situated in spacious grounds on the northern boundary of Lombardy East, Gauteng.
Affordable rates, based on the type of accommodation available. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Thembalami’s units

The care centre caters for 114 Elders who require some or other form of 24-hour nursing care.

The accommodation consists of north facing double or single rooms. Two single rooms are linked to a shared bathroom and all double rooms are en-suite. The latter accommodates couples comfortably. The upstairs rooms have access to a balcony, while the ground floor rooms lead directly into the beautiful gardens.

Fees include full board and lodging, 24-hour nursing care with a nurse-call system, podiatry, doctor on call and laundry service. An occupational therapy programme, that includes craft and recreation activities, is also offered. The services of a full-time social worker is included in our holistic care approach.

services include:

24-hour security
Access control, patrolling personnel and electrified fencing with CCTV monitoring perimeter cameras.
24-Hour Care
Garden Service
Daily Servicing
Nurse Call System
In every room.
In communal lounges.

Assist an Elder in need

Many of Thembalami’s residents only receive a government grant and there is often no family support or money for niceties. Their small pension and government subsidy barely cover their basic needs.

You can make a difference in these Elders’ lives by adopting a granny or making a donation towards their care.

Victoria Road, Lombardy East
P.O. Box 973, Highlands North, 2037
Tel: (010) 534 8771