Don’t Forget To Remember Me

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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About

About

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.

Care Options

  • Specialized care (24-hour supervision)
  • Dementia assisted living care
  • Day-care
  • Respite care (short-term care)
  • Hospice care 

Brigadoon Group’s Values

  • That the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of all the residents form the core of the business.
  • That the residents have meaningful relationships with their family, friends, peers, pets and caregivers.
  • That each resident is accepted and understood as an individual and treated with love and respect.
  • That each resident is involved in life and has hope because their future is valued and supported.

Brigadoon Group’s Goals

  • Believing that the key to quality living for people with Dementia is creating homely, safe and supportive environments to live in.
  • Aiming to help residents remain active and give them a sense of purpose.
  • Working in partnership with residents to enhance their quality of life.
  • Providing support to family and friends of residents through our Memory Cafe support groups and social events.
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Life at Brigadoon

Life at Brigadoon

Brigadoon Village is committed to providing high-quality care while maintaining a supportive and compassionate environment in which residents can celebrate a purposeful life.

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Apartments

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.

Activities

  • Morning praise and worship
  • Cognitive workout with discussions
  • Brain stimulating games
  • Daily exercise program
  • Reminiscence and sensory program
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Baking
  • Arts and crafts
  • Performing arts
  • Massage therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Hanging out at Old Town with friends
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Old Town

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:

  • Library
  • Museum
  • Traditional street cafe
  • Men’s club
  • Beauty salon
  • Church
Services

Services

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.

Reviews

Reviews

“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

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