District Mail & Helderberg Gazette | Medwell Centre At H’berg Manor

26 September 2022

Helderberg Manor Retirement Village in Somerset West, a prestigious collection of houses and garden apartments, has officially opened its healthcare centre managed by wellknown industry leaders Medwell. Medwell SA specialises in the implementation and management of holistic healthcare services within retirement and lifestyle estates with the emphasis on a proactive approach and assisting residents in maintaining an independent lifestyle for as long as possible, with or without supportive care services.

Hein Ehlers, founder and Group CEO of the Devmark Property Group, continues that “Medwell SA is an established home healthcare provider and service company with a national footprint. The company currently manages the healthcare services of 14 retirement and lifestyle estates across South Africa and comes highly recommended.” Executive Director of Medwell SA Gerhard Lombard adds that the company is contracted to most medical schemes to provide managed home nursing and care service within the comfort of a person’s home. He said: We engage directly with medical schemes to unlock funding for certain care and nursing services on the client’s behalf, all depending on each medical scheme’s rules. As the healthcare service provider at Helderberg Manor, we’ve been appointed to manage all services in the newly completed healthcare centre, which offers 26 frail care beds. We’ll also provide and manage homecare services to the assisted living suites as well as the rest of the estate if and when required. Over and above the nursing and care services we offer, emergency support is provided to all residents 24 7, with additional backup from a local emergency medical response team.”

The newly launched so assisted living suites will be sold on a liferight basis, with suites varying from one bedroom with an ensuite bathroom to double bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom, lounge and kitchenette. It will offer all the benefits of living independently in the welcoming retirement community of Helderberg Manor while having help close at hand. Prices start at Ri 185 000. According to Ehlers, life right has many advantages. “There are no transfer duties, VAT or bond registration costs. Furthermore, it offers lifetime occupation in a fully maintained and managed environment. We strongly believe retirement estates should offer support for all the different phases of your retirement, especially if one becomes immobile or ill, for which healthcare must be on hand.” Frail care packages offered by Medwell at Helderberg Manor include single rooms with shared bathrooms starting at R25 500, single rooms with ensuite bathrooms from R25 goo per month and shared rooms for couples from Ri8 000 per month. Cost for other services offered in the assisted living and independent units vary according to requirements and can be tailored to suit the client’s needs.

Individuals not residing on the estate can also be accommodated at the care centre. Developed by the respected Devmark Property Group, Helderberg Manor is situated in Heritage Park, a 200ha private estate, complete with its own houses, schools, shops, places of worship, parks and waterways at the foot of the picturesque Helderberg Mountain. Ehlers concludes that the success of Helderberg Manor lies in its offering retirees everything they need. We all know location is of the utmost importance,” he says. “Helderberg Manor is situated close to the scenic winelands of Somerset West and Stellenbosch, beaches, shops and restaurants. All the amenities have been completed, including the clubhouse, library, assisted living suites and 24hour medical care, all located in beautifully landscaped gardens. “It remains one of our most successful developments to date. Our residents are active, social and enjoy life to the fullest, and our garden and house cleaning services give residents the opportunity to lead a lockup and go lifestyle. Somerset West is and will always be a very popular destination for retirement. Together with our facilities and security, holistic healthcare services on offer and the availability of homebased care services, it definitely makes for an attractive retirement investment.”

The Devmark Property Group’s Retirement Collection has become synonymous with successful retirement villages, including Cie du Cap, Legato, Heritage Manor, Onrus Manor, La Vie Est Belle, Langebaan Manor Villa Cortona and The Plettenberg Manor. Imhoff Manor near Kommetjie will be launched soon.

For more information on Helderberg Manor, visit or contact the sales office on 021 851 0738. The Devmark Property Group can be contacted on 021 948 3502, or visit

Medwell services include:

  • Nursing staff on duty
  • 24 7 Accommodation
  • All meals and laundry
  • General care of residents
  • Personal hygiene
  • Incontinence care
  • Three nutritional meals daily
  • Assistance with mobility Assessments, reassessments and constant monitoring
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Individual and personcentred care planning
  • Dementia stagerelated mental and social programmes and activities
  • Medication management and administration
  • Referral to external support services and multidisciplinary team
  • Assistance with activities of daily living Maximising independence while minimizing risks
  • Sensory stimulation activities smell, sound, touch, etc
  • Exercise and relaxation activities in groups or geared to each individual’s unique needs
  • Set programmes to promote social interaction
  • One on one care with personcentred approach
  • Professional and qualified nursing staff and carers that work within a multidisciplinary team of other dedicated health care professionals
  • Close monitoring and chronic disease management
  • Encouragement of family interaction
  • Multidisciplinary approach When applicable, obtaining access to medical scheme benefits.