Brigadoon Village is South Africa’s first Dementia reminiscence village, situated on a two-hectare seafront estate in Betty’s Bay. The village has 13 two-bedroom apartments that share a sunny communal lounge and dining area. There is a spacious patio overlooking the ocean - perfect for reminiscence. The staff at Brigadoon Village are passionate about the people whose lives they have the honour of enhancing, and only the best care is given around the clock. There are various care options that are styled to suit the stage of your loved one’s Dementia that includes assisted living, 24-hour specialised care, respite care and hospice care. Added to that is a day-care option for non-residents whose personal carers are unable to attend to them on a specific day.
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Brigadoon Group was founded by Liesel, Elseline and JC, whose passion for people living with Dementia lead to the establishment of Brigadoon Village in Betty’s Bay and Brigadoon Lodge in Durbanville.
Brigadoon Group’s Values
Brigadoon Group’s Goals
Brigadoon Village is committed to providing high-quality care while maintaining a supportive and compassionate environment in which residents can celebrate a purposeful life.
Brigadoon village has 13 single story, two-bedroom apartments - each with a cosy lounge, a kitchenette and a bathroom. The apartments lead to a sunny communal lounge and dining area that opens out onto a large patio that has pleasing views of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is a work in progress at Brigadoon Village where a period dated ‘Old Town’ dating back to the 1950s through to the 1970s is being recreated. The Brigadoon Village ‘Old Town’ inspires lovely memories that have stood the test of time and always bring a smile of warm remembrance. The ‘Old Town’ has a:
The founders of Brigadoon Village understand first hand how challenging it is living with a loved one who has Dementia. They want to remind you that you are not alone and there are always people who can assist you. Brigadoon Village pay it forward to the community and offer services that include:
Activities and Social Events
There are regular activities and social events offered by Brigadoon Village for people in the early stages of Dementia.
Interactive Support Group
The Memory Cafe support group was established in 2015 and is held once a month. This is a free service offered to family and friends of people living with Dementia. You and your loved one who is challenged with Dementia are invited to enjoy some relaxed social time with the residents and staff of Brigadoon Village. For more information contact Brigadoon Village directly.
Dementia Care Consulting
There is a highly trained Dementia Care Specialist ready to support you and advise you on the most suitable care options for your loved one. If you are battling with the overwhelming changes taking place in your loved one’s life, there is a trained specialist who is on hand to advise you about care-related challenges and provide counselling when you experience caregiver burn-out.
Training and Workshops
The Brigadoon Group provide Dementia-specific training and workshops for nurses, home carers and anyone else who is interested to learn about Dementia.
“Thank you for making my mom's life meaningful and happy.” Mariaan
"The Brigadoon nursing care is unique, special, devoted and full of compassion." Gertrude
"Your compassion, love and understanding of all the residents is amazing." Lisa