• Brenton Hill Care Home Knysna
  • Alzheimers Care South Africa
  • Dementia Care Home South Africa
  • Elderly Care Homes South Africa
  • Care Home for Elderly South Africa

Welcome to Brenton Hill Care Home

"Excellent and enthusiastic leadership - well above minimum standards. Clinical care and support highly individualized"
Department of Social Development


Brenton Hill care Home is a privately run frail care facility. We provide outstanding care to those in need, specializing in Palliative care and those suffering with Alzheimers and Dementia. We strive to provide care, designed to assist people manage their condition more positively and to enhance their lives.

Brenton Hill offers a real home from home ambience, while also being fully equipped to provide a full range of nursing care support, including respite breaks and convalescent care as well as long term care. Our highly qualified nurses have undergone specialist palliative care training to enable them to deliver best practice care and support to residents and their families.

Located on the Western Heads of Knysna and with panoramic views overlooking the Knysna lagoon and Outeniqua mountains, we are conveniently just minutes away from the town itself. Set in 22 hectares of indigenous fynbos, the private gardens at our care home offer a secure and pleasant environment where residents and their families can enjoy the lagoon views, watch the buck, as well as listen to the birdsong.

Memory loss that disrupts daily life

Challenges in planning or solving problems

Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure

Confusion with time or place

Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

New problems with words in speaking or writing

Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

Decreased or poor judgment

Withdrawal from work or social activities

Changes in mood and personality

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive form of dementia that interferes with behavior, memory, and thinking. Dementia is a broader term for memory loss and cognitive deficits that interfere with daily activities of living.

Stage 1: No impairment

Stage 2: Very mild cognitive decline (may be normal age-related changes or earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease)

Stage 3: Mild cognitive decline (early-stage Alzheimer's can be diagnosed in some, but not all, individuals with these symptoms)

Stage 4: Moderate cognitive decline (Mild or early-stage Alzheimer's disease)

Stage 5: Moderately severe cognitive decline (Moderate or mid-stage Alzheimer's disease)

Stage 6: Severe cognitive decline (Moderately severe or mid-stage Alzheimer's disease)

Stage 7: Very severe cognitive decline (Severe or late-stage Alzheimer's disease)

Subtle Short-Term Memory Changes

Difficulty Finding the Right Words

Changes in Mood

Apathy

Difficulty Doing Normal Tasks

Confusion

Difficulty Following Storylines

A Failing Sense of Direction

Being Repetitive

Struggling to Adapt to Change

Dementia is a decline in cognitive function. It may affect memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. To be considered dementia, mental impairment must affect at least two brain functions. It may also cause personality changes.

Stage 1: No Impairment

Stage 2: Questionable Impairment

Stage 3: Mild Impairment

Stage 4: Moderate Impairment

Stage 5: Severe Impairment