The official reopening of Nazareth House in Durban took place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Members of the public had been invited to tour the facility and meet the management team.
This time last year, its future was uncertain. With the cost of living increasing, the departure of the Sisters of Nazareth, and ongoing operational challenges, Nazareth House was in danger of closing.
However, with the arrival of a new management team in mid-2018, determined to keep the facility open, in just a few months of planning, reorganising and refurbishment, Nazareth House Durban has now opened its doors once again as a care facility for the elderly, emphasising the social and personal requirements of senior citizens.
Nazareth Care provides a safe, tranquil environment, offering independent living, assisted living, frail care, palliative care and respite care services. It also has a specialised dementia care unit called The Villa.
“Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and coping strategies are often realised too late,” said dementia care specialist Melody Ziervogel.
“We know that working with dementia clients requires dedication and attention to detail. Families can rest assured their loved ones will be well taken care of,” she added.
Nazareth House Durban offers; 17 dementia care rooms, six newly-added independent living rooms, and 16 frail and assisted living rooms.
Founded on the core values of the Sisters of Nazareth, who arrived in South Africa over 130 years ago, Nazareth Care spans the Southern Africa region, with care facilities and outreach centres in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Warrenton and Harare.