PlumRus is a home for the elderly that is situated in the beautiful Constantia Valley of Cape Town. The idyllic setting is perfect for the 220 residents, who either live in flats and bachelor flats, or in Health Care rooms.

The warm ambience and homely feel of PlumRus is an integral part of making each resident comfortable and happy.

Both the residents and the staff are part of the decision-making process to ensure that everyone plays a part in the success of PlumRus.

The staff members are continually trained to give the best medical, physical and emotional support to the residents.

What Makes PlumRus Residential Home for the Elderly Different?

PlumRus stands apart for a number of reasons; not least of all our commitment to making the golden years of our residents’ lives genuinely enjoyable and special. We aim to give you the Best Time of Your Life. We are not a hospital, doctor or hotel but a home for elderly people where they can feel happy, at home and safe.

Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is a popular spot for the residents to get tasty treats and to meet with one another to catch up.

For those that cannot get to the coffee shop in the Protea Lounge, there is also a tuck-trolley that makes the rounds and supplies cakes, sandwiches, coffees, baked goods, cold drinks and plenty more.

Spiritual Wellness

Right in the centre of the PlumRus heart is the spiritual aspect, as this is often the driving force behind the residents’ positive outlook. PlumRus is a joint ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church and United Reformed Churches, and is part of BADISA.

We promote the spiritual wellness of our family with a varied programme that is based on Christian doctrines. Various services, prayer groups and study groups are conducted for the residents.

Service Centre

The Service Centre is PlumRus way of reaching out to the local community.

It includes services like

Fun Activities

The fun activities at PlumRus keep residents stimulated and occupied. These have been designed to include every resident, regardless of their physical or mental condition.

Monthly programmes include a

  • bring-and-braai on the last Friday of every month,
  • a Lotto Draw on the last Thursday of every month and
  • a day outing.

Weekly activities comprise

  • stimulation activities,
  • special tea times,
  • movies on Monday and Saturday afternoons and
  • shopping outings.

Friends and family members are welcome to join the residents for these activities.

Special Events

Special events are also scheduled to take place throughout the year with the purpose of raising funds for PlumRus and improving the lives of the local community, while creating a great vibe for the residents and their families.

Services

The residential services consist of rental units (bachelor, one-bedroom, or lodge rooms), as well as life rights units (these involve lending a set amount to GHBM, which is then refunded when you move or pass away).

Services comprise of

  • daily lunch,
  • weekly cleaning and laundry and
  • nursing assistance around the clock.

Assisted Living

The assisted living, frail care and Dementia services are designed for residents that need more personal attention. 

These include

  • three meals a day,
  • daily laundry and room cleaning,
  • a night trolley (late night tea and coffee),
  • basic care and
  • personal care.

There are single rooms, spacious single rooms and shared rooms available for this option.

PlumRus is simultaneously about creating a safe, happy, homely environment and a new lifestyle.

We are focussed on encouraging our elderly community to appreciate and seize every day as a gift.

Our Vision for 2016

To create a safe, happy, homely atmosphere and environment, with abundant friends in which residents and staff can participate in the decision making, upkeep and management of the home and to utilize the infrastructure and facilities of PlumRus as the hub for older persons in the community.  

Our Annual and Monthly programs are full of fun and stimulating activities not only to keep our residents busy but to give them the best time of their lives.

This year our vision is:

PlumRus - Negative never ever. Not at PlumRus. We will exceed your expectations.

It is about residents and staff being and feeling positive. To always give service with a smile and to exceed every resident and family members expectations. This engenders a positivity and appreciation for life and enables us to give each resident the best time of their life.

We aim to

  • serve our residents with a smile and go the extra mile,
  • ensure our residents are having the best time of their life and
  • for our residents to enjoy the activities created by the Board and the Management Team.

Core elements for a brand new elderly lifestyle

  • Comfortable, elegant accommodation with beautiful gardens
  • Nutritious, tasty food
  • Friendly, helpful staff members
  • Happy residents with a positive outlook
  • Stimulating, enjoyable activities

We discourage negative dispositions and elements that bring others down. By doing this, we have been successful in creating a happy, positive environment in which friendships are forged. Residents encourage and support one another, creating a unique and optimistic scene.

PlumRus has the sole, purposeful mission to render an effective elderly care service.

This will be accomplished by means of:

  • Dedicated programmes for independent living, assisted living and healthcare/frail care residents;
  • A dementia unit for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia;
  • A Community Service Centre for older members of the community to meet and collaborate on various initiatives;
  • The development of a ‘PlumRus Community’ in which all stakeholders, businesses, friends and family members can participate and be involved in caring for older persons;
  • Promotion of the development of staff
  • Securing operations for long-term sustainability

PlumRus Board of Directors

  • Mr Joey Pillay (Chairman)
  • Mr Wilbur van Niekerk
  • Mr Giel du Toit
  • Mr Leon Ellis
  • Mrs Hazel Meihuizen
  • Mr Wally Venner
  • Mrs Magriet Kline
  • Mr Pierre De Villiers
  • Mr Freddie Roelofse
  • Mr Brian Thomas
  • Mrs Lesley De Bruyns
  • Mr George Holtzhausen (Manager)

Legal

NPO Number: 011-891

Vat Number: 4040118194

Bank

ABSA Bank

Account Name: Plumstead Rusoord Board Account
Account Number: 450 640 409
Account Type: Current Account
Branch Name: Wynberg
Branch Code: 632005