The Nest - Frail Care Community

“The Nest” is a place of safety and care for individuals who are living with debilitating illnesses. “The Nest” goes beyond being just care home or frail care centre; our nurses are experts in caring for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia and are also highly experienced in dealing with the effects of strokes as well as other disorders. Our trained nurses are experts in the care of the soul as well as the body and mind.
Our kitchen is Halaal certified.

Compassion and the best quality of life

“The Nest” has a special place in the hearts of all Robin Trust staff. This is the very centre of compassion, where nurses care for the most vulnerable with endless patience and love.

A home away from home

Robin Trust brings more than 20 years of experience to ensure this home is the best available care for individuals needing extensive full-time care. Our nurses are dedicated to caring for the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being of every individual living at “The Nest”.

Care from a dedicated team

“The Nest” team works to ensure that every resident enjoys the best possible quality of life. Our team of Registered and Enrolled Nurses offer expert care, complimented by the care of Care Workers who ensure one-on-one, 24/7 care.

The Nest, a living space full of comfort and care

At “The Nest” individuals are welcomed into a home where they have a spacious bedroom of their own or one shared with just one other resident. Our nursing teams are constant companions, committed to caring for and keeping a watchful eye as residents play games in the common room or walk around the peaceful garden. Residents are encouraged to bring their favourite personal things and furniture to help them feel at home.

Contact us

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What you can Expect

“The Nest” is a Frail Care community that specialises in care for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as other challenges.”
We offer 23 beds in a home environment that offers an option between 1 or 2 beds in a room. “The Nest” has a high carer to resident ratio, meaning the resident receives excellent personal care. Our focus is to encourage the resident to be as functional and free as possible. We don’t believe in medicating heavily and our team are always present to encourage a resident to stroll in the garden or move around quite freely.
Our premises at Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands, Cape Town allows us regular walks to visit the horses stabled there, a big hit with the residents. We care for those who need one-on-one personal care in a medical environment. Most of the residents at “The Nest” lives with Alzheimer’s or dementia while others have experienced strokes or a debilitating accident. Residents at The Nest stay for months and even years as we support them for as long as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for my loved one to stay at "The Nest"?

Step 1. Send an email explaining the individual’s situation to Sister Nazeema Ebrahim, our Nursing Services Manager on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Step 2. Robin Trust will send you an application pack to complete and return to us.

Step 3. Robin Trust staff review this application and if the individual is suitable, their name is added to the waiting list.

Once a space opens up,

Step 1. The family is contacted

Step 2. Various administrative processes are completed

Step 3. The individual is assessed against an acuity scale (which determines the level and intensity of care that is required)

Step 4. The individual moves in

Please note: Residents and families are encouraged to bring personal items to make the transition from home to care community easier and less stressful.

Which individuals are a good fit for the Nest?
“The Nest” caters for individuals with frail care needs as well as persons living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
How long are individuals allowed to stay?
‘The Nest’ is a long term care community so individuals may stay weeks, months or years. Residents only leave when their condition deteriorates to the point that they need acute care (hospital care), or they pass away.
Tell me about the staff at "The Nest"

Our qualified team of nurses and care workers, led by a team leader, offer the best in frail care and the dementias. We are dedicated to constantly growing our expertise in this field. We pride ourselves on having an excellent resident-carer ratio. This means there is always someone around to see to the needs of your loved one.

The staff regularly attend congresses, seminars and short courses to keep abreast of developments in this area of patient service delivery.

True to our mission and vision, our staff regards their work as an act of love and calling instead of just another job.

Is "The Nest" an accredited and registered facility?
We have more than 20 year’s experience in offering the best care, we are also accredited and registered to ensure we uphold the highest standards. The Nest Frail Care Centre is a registered Old Age home with the Department of Social Services and Development. The Frail Care Centre is registered as a Community Mental Health Facility, recognising our specialisation in the care of all types of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
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