PlumRus is a home for the elderly that is situated in the beautiful Constantia Valley of Cape Town. PlumRus Community Service Centre operates from PlumRus from where we strive to create a hub for Elderly Persons in our community.

The warm ambience and homely feel of PlumRus flows over to our Community Centre where all of our clients are treated as our own Mom or Dad would be.

Both the clients and the staff are part of the decision-making process to ensure that everyone plays a part in the success of PlumRus Community Service Centre. The staff members are continually trained to give the best medical, physical and emotional support to the clients.

PlumRus stands apart for a number of reasons: when the going gets tough, PlumRus helps you get going. We provide Basic Care at home for the Elderly who wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. We are not a hospital or doctor, but will assist you with all of your basic care needs, and be a companion to you so that you can feel happy, at home and safe.

Our Community Service Centre Brochure

Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is a popular spot on the premises of PlumRus to get tasty treats and to meet with one another to catch up. We can also assist with transport to and from PlumRus.

Spiritual Wellness

Right in the centre of the PlumRus heart is the spiritual aspect, as this is often the driving force behind the clients positive outlook. PlumRus is a joint ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church and United Reformed Churches, and is part of BADISA. We promote the spiritual wellness of our family with a varied programme that is based on Christian doctrines. Various services, prayer groups and study groups are conducted at PlumRus.

Fun Activities

The fun activities at PlumRus keep clients stimulated and occupied. These have been designed to include every client, regardless of their physical or mental condition.

Monthly programmes include a

  • bring-and-braai on the last Friday of every month,
  • a Lotto Draw on the last Thursday of every month and
  • a day outing.

Weekly activities comprise

  • stimulation activities,
  • special tea times,
  • movies on Monday and Saturday afternoons and
  • shopping outings.

Friends and family members are welcome to join the residents for these activities.

Special Events

Special events are also scheduled to take place throughout the year with the purpose of raising funds for PlumRus and improving the lives of the local community, while creating a great vibe for the residents, CSC Clients and their families.

To create a safe, happy and homely atmosphere and environment in which residents and staff can participate in the decision making, upkeep and management of the home and to utilize the infrastructure and facilities of Rusoord as a hub for older persons in the community with abundant friends.

Rendering of an effective elderly care service.

This will be accomplished by means of:

  • Dedicated program for independent living, assisted living and healthcare/frail care residents.
  • Dedicated Dementia unit for Alzheimer and Dementia residents.
  • Dedicated Community Service Centre for older persons in the community.
  • The development of a ‘Plumstead Rusoord Community’ where all stakeholders, businesses, friends and family can participate and be involved in caring for older persons.
  • To promote the development of staff.

Organizational structure

PlumRus Community Service Centre is a Nonprofit Organisation - registration number: 011-891 (29 January 2001) registered as a Home for Older persons. We kicked off our Community Service Centre in 2011 without funding but based on our organisational structure for residential care.

The Manager of our Community Service Centre is Rhodene Koense, and Health Care Manager is Sister Essie van Zyl.The organization utilises the hall of Plumstead Rusoord, the kitchen/dining room with our own offices.

Management structure

Plumstead Rusoord adopted an open door management structure where residents and the community participate in the daily management and activities. Residents and stakeholders form part of our management and governance structure including service delivery, financial and events and fundraising.

From the 1st July 2018 the Community Service Centre will be managed separately.

Board of Directors

  • Mr Joey Pillay (Chairman)
  • Mr Wilbur van Niekerk
  • Mr Giel du Toit
  • Mr Leon Ellis
  • Mrs Hazel Meihuizen
  • Mr Wally Venner
  • Mrs Magriet Kline
  • Mr Pierre De Villiers
  • Mr Freddie Roelofse
  • Mr Danie Rossouw
  • Mr Banie Stafford
  • Mr Malcolm McKnight
  • Mrs Marie Knuppel
  • Mr Roy Binedell
  • Mrs Lesley De Bruyns
  • Mr George Holtzhausen (Manager)

Legal

NPO Number: 011-891

Vat Number: 4040118194

Bank

ABSA Bank

Account Name: Plumstead Rusoord Senior Centre
Account Number: 407 792 4401
Account Type: Current Account
Branch Name: Plumstead
Branch Code: 632005