Major upgrade for Oasis Care Centre
Two major construction projects to enhance facilities for residents and patients are underway at the Oasis Care Centre, part of the Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort, at Century City.
Being undertaken at a cost of approximately R2.75m, the extended facilities include a new dining room and lounge on the ground floor level for long term frail care residents. Both these facilities will lead onto an internal courtyard around which the Care Centre is built.
Care Centre Manager Lizzie Brill said there are three attractive fountains in the courtyard and there were also plans to erect a new large shady pergola where residents and patients and their guests would be able to relax.
“With the addition of these areas we will not only be providing our long term frail care patients with their own beautiful new leisure spaces but we will also be completing the phased introduction of completely separate facilities for our shorter term physical rehabilitation patients,” explained Brill.
The second major construction project involves converting a former nursing station and staff room and portion of a previously under-utilised balcony area on the first floor into a large and bright new lounge area for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia wing. The Alzheimer’s and Dementia facility now takes up the entire floor.
“With a license for up to 40 patients in this wing and with occupancy reaching close to capacity, we are responding to the needs of our patients,” says Ms Brill.
She said there would also be a secure patio area leading off the new lounge.
Sandi Kiss of Fine Linen Interiors has been tasked with furnishing and fitting out the new areas in accordance with the ‘hotel style’ look and feel of the Oasis Care Centre.
“We are introducing different colours and textures that will enhance the ‘five star’ environment while at the same time cater for the particular needs and challenges of the patients and residents for whom these facilities are being created. I am especially excited by the vibrant lighting features that will be enjoyed by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients,” said Kiss.
The project architect is Ray Alexander who has been involved with the entire Oasis Retirement Resort concept and construction since inception. The contractors are Deon Adlard of Development Projects.
For further enquiries please call Lizzie Brill on 021 528 7301.