The KZN Care Association is a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit organisation that provides accommodation and care for 354 residents.
We offer helping hands and caring hearts to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, who call the KZN Care Association Home. Most of our residents are social pensioners with age-related challenges. We do everything in our capacity to provide a safe, happy and healthy environment, ensuring that their golden years are stress free.
We are also home to children and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. We strive to support our residents’ health, food, and accommodation requirements according to their individual needs.
Many of the residents in the assisted living and care units are solely reliant on Government Social Grants, which are totally inadequate to cover their basic needs. As a result, our organisation has to subsidise the shortfall between what residents can pay and the true cost of their care.
We cannot do this alone. We need help to meet the financial demands of providing these vital services to vulnerable people.
- Improve the well-being of those who are elderly, frail or disabled – including those with terminal conditions.
- Provide preventative services, such as quality nursing care, clinic care and access to medical care.
- Assist community services by providing care and respite care to vulnerable persons.
- Promote sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency through quality management, administration and programme implementation.
- Provide quality care in order to improve the health and well-being of frail persons with needs related to age, mental and/or physical disability and ill health.
Founded in 1949 on nine acres of land in the Umbilo area, Natal Settlers Memorial Home was established to provide a safe and pleasant environment for 20 elderly Durban residents.
As demand for this type of accommodation grew, the Home expanded rapidly and is now home to just over 350 elderly and disabled people. Professional nursing facilities were introduced, and the KZN Care Association, as it is now known, became a fully-fledged nursing home.
At KZNCA we support our elders through the ageing cycle, offering the full range of care options – from independent living to frail care – all within one organisation.
More recently, KZNCA has adopted a person centred approach towards residents. Caregivers and care receivers are described as ‘care partners’, each an active participant in the balance of giving and receiving. Together, care partners endeavor to create a home and enhance well-being for our residents at KZNCA.
Our mission is to provide holistic residential and health care services in a safe, caring environment for vulnerable people, so that they may live with dignity.
The KZN Care Association is led by a talented Committee comprising 8 members of the community.
Additional Committee Members
Additional Staff Members
Sandra Welton – Operations Coordinator
Deshnee Padayachee – Financial Controller
Crystal Nair – HR Officer
Riona Balgobind – Social Worker
Noncedo Rodolo – Social Worker
Paula Wilson – Nursing Administrator
Jennie Delpaul – Catering Supervisor
Mbali Cokoto – Training College
MEALS SERVED DAILY
YEARS OF CARING
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We would like to thank you so much for the dignified send off for our Mother today. We are totally heartbroken, as you know, but feel very uplifted to see the effort you put into today´s service. Words cannot express our gratitude.
I am really grateful to KZNCA for the care my mum received. Nurse Nobomi was amazing last night with her treatment of mum and the family.
My sister has improved so much at Hepburn House, I cannot believe this is the same person! It’s her environment that has given her the will again. I am eternally grateful to Zethu and Sr Kathi and their amazing team. I wish I could give them each a big hug. I thank God for letting me find you guys.
I want to say a massive, huge, heartfelt ‘thank you’ to you, Sandra for absolutely everything you have done for my Mum and Dad and for being so good to them – and for being there for me too at the times when I needed the support. Your job never ends and your ‘extra mile’ is always 1000 miles. On behalf of all my family, I salute you.
I want to thank Jennie, Paula, Sandra and staff of Robert Storm. They gave up their time and had to be away from their families to take care of us during Covid-19. You all deserve a medal for your hard work. Thank you for keeping us well and safe during this lockdown. God bless and stay safe.
Nurse Sindy from Robert Storm was fantastic. She pampered me like I was in a private hospital.
Thank you much for caring for me for the last week. I can only commend you for the nursing care. Nurses helped me spontaneously and eagerly, even when not asked. Special thanks to Sr Webb and Staff Nurse Pillay for their extreme patience. Thank you and God bless.