Quality of life for the frail and indigent aged
Issy Geshen provides all the services needed to offer quality of life to our frail and indigent elderly residents. The home currently experiences a shortfall of R2450 per month per resident.
Our most frail residents must be protected!
If one of our elderly residents should fall out of bed, the consequences would be awful. Pain and bruising, at the very least. A broken hip, spinal injury or even brain damage can easily happen. With your help and online donation made here together we can make sure that never happens at our home!
The very old and frail are so weak, falling out of bed’s a real risk.
Sometimes medicines cause dizziness or dementia makes them confused. Or they dream they have to get up and go home to care for their loved ones, long gone.
In the autumn of their lives, they need round-the-clock care and attention. But our nurses have to deal with a number of patients in frail care, so as much as we’d like to, we can’t give them constant one-on-one attention.
We’ve seven bedridden old people and I need to be sure they’re safe and secure in their beds. But we don’t have the proper equipment.
So now we’re investing in proper hospital ‘cot’ type beds with side rails. Standards of care for the aged have come a long since our home was founded. And we can’t afford to be negligent in any way.
It’s reassuring to know we have friends we can ask for help. Thank you for being one of these special, caring people. The beds cost R5 000 each. Please, will you make your online donation by clicking here to help us by the new cot beds?
The cost per resident is
Funded by 100% of the resident’s government pension
and (average) government subsidy
Shortfall per resident per month
R6810 per month
How we’re funded:
Our annual budget for 2017 is about R5.5 million.
If not for the kindness and generosity of business, groups and individuals, we’d never be able to meet our budget deficit of
R1.8 / R2 million every year.
The challenge we are facing right now is that the shortfall increases every year because the cost of living – certainly the items we spend money on – increases by a higher percentage than the amount by which the government increases pensions and subsidies. So it’s becoming ever more difficult, almost impossible now, to meet this shortfall. Can you help? Your kindness will give our old people security into the future. The alternative is unthinkable!
You can give safely and securely online, right now, simply click here. [link to ‘how you can help’ page] Your gift will reach us immediately. We’d be very grateful!
If you’d prefer to make your donation by electronic funds transfer or direct deposit into our bank account, our bank account details appear below. Please be sure to use your phone number are the reference so that we can thank you for your kindness.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP