"While we cannot always do great things, we can and will do many small things with great love and care"

Mother Theresa

Caring for you !

Elijah’s Home is a Nursing Home that offers residents frail care, mid care and assisted living. Elijah’s Home endeavours to provide our residents with professional nursing and care. It offers a warm and loving environment, clean rooms and facilities, and nutritious, tasty meals.

We pride ourselves with the view that we are a “home” and not an institution. Family members and friends are encouraged to visit their loved ones at any time of the day. Families sometimes join their loved ones over lunch or tea

Elijah’s Home formally known as Orchard Lea has been trading as a Nursing Home for almost thirty years. As such, Elijah’s Home carries a proud history and is well known in the greater Durban area. Hence, a large proportion of our residents are referred to us by family, friends and doctors in the community.

Our Staff

Critical to the success of a Nursing Home is its staff complement. At Elijah’s Home we hire all our own staff. We believe that in hiring our own staff, we manage the accountability of the staff.

We are staff intensive and currently employ the following in the nursing field:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Staff Nurses
  • ENA Nurses
  • In-house Physiotherapist
  • Caregivers

We have doctors in the area who make “house calls” for any of our residents who are too frail to go and see the doctor at his/her rooms.  The same applies to our physiotherapist and audiologist who willingly come in to provide rehabilitative work on our residents.

At Elijah’s Home we practice “pro-active” nursing which entails preventing accidents and illness wherever possible. This is achieved by rigorously monitoring all our residents on a daily basis.


Elijah’s Home has 49 rooms, seven of which are double rooms and the remainder are single rooms. We have now also recently opened up a 5 bedded ward for frail residents. All rooms are fitted with TV connections. Although the rooms are all fully furnished, residents are encouraged to bring their own “special” furnishings, paintings and photographs so that they can create their own “homely feeling”.

Residents do share bathroom facilities and there is a general lounge and dining area.

We have a lovely under cover patio area which leads out onto a pretty garden which is well shaded.


Contact us

Tel – 031 2014266/7/8

Fax – 031 2018530

Email: sharon.elijahshome@gmail.com


Location– 22 Clyde Avenue, Musgrave, Durban, 4001. We are conveniently situated less than 400 metres from the Musgrave Centre.