Amberfield Care Centre offers 46 beds made up of both single and double rooms. It is staffed with highly qualified people and, although it is not a hospital, it can cater for the basic long term medical needs of our residents. One can also make use of trained caregivers supplied by various organizations for overnight or daily care of dependent people in their own homes.
Should a resident have a more serious medical condition there is a private hospital 2 kms from Amberfield. This facility is fully equipped, including an x-ray section and an operating theatre. The hospital complex includes local doctors/specialists and is also serviced by visiting specialists from Pietermaritzburg.
Many dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors and other medical related professionals are also based in Howick.
The Amberfield Care Centre is registered with the Department of Social Welfare and Population Development. The Certificate is for a Home for the Aged. (Cert. No. 10/2/3/1/26) to accommodate 40 permanent Residents.
The Amberfield Care Centre is managed and operates in full compliance of the statutory requirements detailed in the Older Persons Act 2006 (Act 13 of 2006).
Even after making the difficult decision to move a loved one to a Care Centre, one still has to make yet another major decision in choosing the right care centre for them.
For most families cost is a very important factor but other considerations include comfortable accommodation, care levels, safety and security.
Howick is situated about 27 km north of Pietermaritzburg. It is approximately 5 hours driving time from Johannesburg and 70 minutes from Durban.
There is a modern fully equipped private hospital less than 2 kms from Amberfield and a new private hospital at Hilton which is about 10 kms away. The town enjoys the services of many general practitioners and specialists in all medical disciplines. We also have several dental practices and 3 pharmacies. Churches of all denominations are well established and weekly church services are held in Amberfield.
Howick has two hotels and, being on the well known Midland Meander route, there is accommodation for visitors available at the many B & B establishments in this area. We have a full complement of banks, supermarkets and many other stores.
Directions from Johannesburg:
Coming from Johannesburg along the N3 you take the Howick North / Tweedie off ramp. Turn left off the off ramp and follow the main road to Howick. After you pass through two robots you will come to a large field on your right. At this field you turn left into Gush Avenue. Take the second road right into Mare Street and turn left into Amberfield Retirement Village.
Directions from Durban:
Coming from Durban along the N3 you take the Howick North / Tweedie off ramp. Turn right off the off ramp (over the bridge) and follow the main road to Howick. After you pass through two robots you will come to a large field on your right. At this field you turn left into Gush Avenue. Take the second road right into Mare Street and turn left into Amberfield Retirement Village.