Central Baptist Church Welfare Association

Frail Care & Assisted Living

Specialist care unit
Care Unit AccommodationfromR14 300 to R22 600per month

About our Frail Care Unit at Glenhaven

Our Frail Care Unit was founded in 1985, and expanded in 2005 in order to provide 24-hour, first-class care facilities for up to 60 residents who require specialised care. We cater for those either in need of physical, mental and respite care.

We are dedicated to helping residents achieve and maintain healthy lives and restoring health and wellness to optimum attainable levels. We are recognised for maintaining the health of our residents through a caring ethos, best practice standards and in-service training of all staff members to ensure competency.

Our care facility is Christian based and honours the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, justice, fairness, truth-telling and confidentiality – which are all integrated into our provision of nursing care.
shared double rooms to comfortable single roomsFromR14 300-R22 600Per Month(Some units include a bathroom, while others do not. Please enquire)


  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • All meals and refreshments per day
  • Holistic care including the ordering and administration of medications
  • Medical care including weekly doctor's visits as needed
  • On-site doctor’s consulting room
  • Basic care including cleaning, laundry and personal care
  • Podiatrist
  • Audiologist
  • Hairdresser
  • Chaplain's visits and other spiritual care
  • Bible study groups
  • Social activities

When is Frail Care required?

Frail Care is to be considered when an elderly person is no longer capable of performing activities of daily living such as eating, moving about and taking care of their personal hygiene. Such an individual is in need of 24-hour care.


  • Library
  • Recreational Therapy (hobbies class)
  • Tea (twice daily)
  • Lounge area with TV and DSTV
  • Private garden for relaxation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Assisted Living and Frail Care?
When an elderly person requires assistance with daily living activities, Assisted Living is recommended. When an elderly person is no longer able to perform daily living activities, even with assistance, Frail care is recommended, where daily living activities are performed for the individual.
What does Frail Care cost?
Our prices differ according to the type of room and care required. Costs can range from approximately R13 500 to approximately R20 000 depending on an individual's specific needs. For detailed information on our pricing structure, please complete our application form.
How often do rooms become available / How long do I have to wait for a room?
Unfortunately, as it truly depends on the circumstances of our residents, it is near impossible to accurately predict. It is best to contact our Frail Care Unit directly if a room is urgently needed to check availability.
How is medication managed?

On admission to the Frail Care unit, all medication is to be handed to the Sister-on-duty, immediately. No resident in the Care Unit, or family member of the resident, is allowed to control or administer his or her own medicine.

Medication is managed by a pharmacy assistant that handles the day-to-ay medication of all Care Unit residents. Medication is blister packed by a pharmacy, Monday to Sunday, and sent to the pharmacy assistant.

Our professional staff hands out the medication as prescribed from the blister packs, and also arranges for 6-monthly repeat scripts. The Pharmacy assistant will then send out the scripts and receive the medication accordingly.

If our blister packaging pharmacy is not the sole provider of a resident’s medication, the pharmacy assistant will send out the scripts accordingly, and redistribute the medication to our blister pharmacy for packaging, upon receipt.

What happens when a resident takes a fall?

The Care Unit is equipped with call buttons for assistance in all areas. There are also always care-givers in the passageways that visits all rooms on a regular basis.

If assistance with a fall is needed, our professional staff will assess the situations, contact the paramedics (if necessary), and inform the emergency contact of the resident.

Upon return to the care unit after hospitalisation (if it was required), the resident will be classified as a fall risk, in order to notify the staff of the risks involved with the resident.

What happens if admission to a hospital is needed?

Family members are encouraged to accompany and take residents to the hospital (or any other appointment outside the care unit). It is also the responsibility of the residents' family to ensure that the hospital staff or treating doctor send a proper care regime back to the care unit.

If the family is unable to take the resident to the hospital (or outside appointment), the care unit will be able to provide transport. The cost will be charged to the residents account. It can also be arranged that a nurse accompany the resident to a surgery for a fee.

In case of an emergency, an ambulance service can be arranged for the resident.

Are rooms in the Frail Care Unit furnished?

Residents are welcome to decorate the room to their taste, or if preferred, we will supply available furniture, that is a hospital bed and a bedside locker.

When moving into a single room, residents can bring their own televisions, for which a DSTV connection can be arranged. Radio's and/or music players are also welcome.

Are residents allowed to leave the Frail Care Facility to visit family or friends?
Of course, the Frail Care Staff should just be informed. There is a 'Going Away' book that residents are required to sign, in order for the Frail Care staff to know how long the resident will be away, where and with whom they are, and when they will be returning, in order for the care unit to make necessary day-to-day arrangements such as cancel the resident's meals, and to ensure everything is in place for their return.
Does the Frail Care Unit have visiting hours?
No. Visitors are always welcome, we simply ask that you take the residents into account when planning your visits, and do so at reasonable hours.
Vacancies available at the frail care unit for 2022

Grace is a blessing and that is how we describe the time our Mom, Hannie spent at Grace unit, that was her home for almost 6 years. We were blessed with amazing staff that loved and cared for her and they become our family. Our Mom could not speak but the staff understood her in a way we can’t describe, they are real life angels. They were always there for her and that gave us a sense of peace knowing that she was taken care with exceptional love. We thank Matron Marlene and the staff of Grace Unit for the loving care and comfort they provided for our Mom. Adele Niemann

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