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.

Will you help someone to keep their dignity?

If you’re bedridden, it goes without saying you want to be clean doesn’t it

In her younger days, Mrs M took pride in her clean home, her clothes although well-worn were always freshly laundered, her family well dressed.

But she’s 87 now and very frail; her body no longer functions as reliably as it should. She’s not aware much, most of the time, but she gets extremely anxious if her bed gets soiled and her pyjamas stained.

Can you imagine what it does to your soul, knowing that you can’t keep yourself clean, and you’re perhaps even a bit smelly? Feelings of shame and embarrassment would make you want to hide.

After three strokes, Mrs M is helpless and totally dependent on our care workers, along with 40 other very old ladies and gentlemen, who’re bedridden.

With your donation of R120 you’ll provide a mattress protector, ensuring a clean, fresh-smelling bed for one of our frail care seniors. You can give online here, right now.

It’s up to us to provide this essential service for our oldest and most frail residents. It’s a challenge to our budget, but it’s extremely important, so your donation made online here will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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.


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