Media Release by Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged

Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged Embarks on Major Building Upgrades to Enhance Care

Lamontville, Durban – 22 April 2024 – The Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged, a pillar of care in the Lamontville community for over 62 years, is thrilled to announce the commencement of significant building improvements at its facility.

The upcoming development represents a milestone in the Home's ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled care and support to its residents. Among the key improvements is the construction of 13 new 4-bed wards, each thoughtfully designed with modern frail, care-friendly showers and ablution facilities. These new wards are designed to redefine comfort and safety standards for our elders.

In addition to the ward upgrades, the project includes expanding and modernising the kitchen and dining areas. These enhancements aim to elevate the dining experience for residents and foster a sense of community and togetherness.

Furthermore, the project encompasses constructing a new reception area, nurses' station, matron's office, and staff facilities. These spaces are essential for streamlining operations, enhancing communication, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.

One of the project's most significant aspects is replacing the asbestos roof with a new, safer alternative. This critical upgrade underscores our commitment to the safety and well-being of everyone within our Home's walls.

"The comfort, well-being, and security of our residents and staff is paramount," expressed Sifiso Ngidi, Administrator of Issy Geshen Home. "These improvements will significantly enhance our ability to provide high-quality care and contribute to an improved quality of life for all."

The construction work is estimated to span approximately eight months, with completion anticipated by the end of the year. Throughout this period, the Home remains steadfast in its mission to provide exceptional care and support to the elderly in the Lamontville community and beyond.

As we embark on this journey, we invite businesses, organisations, and individuals to join us in our mission by sponsoring furnishings and essential equipment for our elders and office furniture or offering financial support towards this project. Your generosity will ensure that our elders continue to receive the dignified care and respect they deserve.

We are deeply grateful to our donors and supporters for their ongoing support. We look forward to forging new partnerships in our shared commitment to elderly care,” stated Guy Levene, Issy Geshen Lamont Home Chairman.

For sponsorship opportunities or to donate, please contact us.

Zinhle Hlubi on 031-469 0247


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The Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged was founded in 1960 by Mr Geshen and a group of volunteers – the Home was established to meet the needs of vulnerable, homeless, disabled and needy pensioners in Lamontville. Since its inception, the Home has provided and continues to provide comprehensive and holistic services and care to frail elders. For varying reasons, elders cannot live with family, are alone or cannot care for themselves.

The Home was officially registered as an old-age facility in 1980 to qualify for a government subsidy and acquire a state doctor's services.

The Home provides accommodation, nutritious meals, medical care, and 24-hour quality care to elders over the age of 60 years.

Mission: To provide care for and promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of the elderly. To give the elders a safe, suitable environment, accommodation and quality care.