Bonheur, the assisted living apartments, is truly one of the jewels in the la Clémence crown! The French word for happiness or wellbeing, ‘bonheur’, describes our vision for each of our residents. At Bonheur, we aim to take care of every one of life’s daily necessities so that our residents have ultimate peace of mind.
Bonheur offers 20 assisted apartments, with a choice of studios or one-bedroom apartments. The complex is built around a beautiful landscaped courtyard, complete with secluded outdoor nooks for receiving family and friends.
The Bonheur apartments have been designed and built to include features that ensure your peace of mind and comfort:
- Under-floor heating for cosy winter days
- Skylights that ooze natural light
- Ample built-in cupboards and headboards
- Emergency call system
- Flat screen television
- Secure grab rails
- Kitchenette, including a microwave and mini fridge
- Wheelchair friendly showers, each with a seat and adjustable shower head
- Heated towel rails
Even more importantly, Bonheur offers the following services:
- 24-hour Emergency clinic
- Clinic services
- Full laundry and cleaning service
- Three delicious meals a day (including tea and coffee)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What standard nursing service is included in the levy?
A: Clinic services include:
- Blood pressure
- Blood glucose monitoring and information
- Weight monitoring and dietary advice
- Wound management
- Removal of stitches
- Medical referrals
- Administration of injections
- Administration of medication
- Nursing stations staffed from 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
- Nursing staff on regular apartment ‘rounds’, visiting and keeping an eye on the general wellbeing of residents
Q: Will there be experienced medical staff on hand 24 hours a day? How do I alert them if I need help? Will there be someone to assist me with 'smaller', essential daily tasks?
A: Yes, absolutely! Expert medical staff is available at the press of a button. All you have to do is activate the emergency call button next to your bed or in the shower for immediate help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And whether you need someone to change a light bulb or post a letter, there will always be someone to assist you with every one of life’s daily tasks.
Q: Is it possible (and necessary) to have a private TELKOM connection?
A: The recently installed fibre network provides for various new technology options. The internal communication system (PABX) still makes allowance for free internal calls to other residents, access control, the nurse station, etc. External calls (local, national, international and fax facilities) is still available.
Q: Will I have access to a library service?
A: The Stellenbosch Library offers a full library service every second Thursday.
Q: Will residents of Bonheur be able to use the facilities and participate in the social activities available at la Clémence?
A: Bonheur residents are warmly welcomed as members of the broader la Clémence community. As is the case with every resident, participation in activities and the use of facilities is subject to the la Clémence regulations. In fact, Bonheur residents may find that a social whirlwind awaits, with double invitations – for both Bonheur and la Clémence activities – the order of the day!