HOW WE CAN HELP

Who Qualifies?

  • The applicant must be 60 years or older.
  • The applicant must receive a Government Old Age Pension.
  • The Applicant must have a family  member/s with reliable contact details.
  • The family must be able to make a monthly payment of R500 for board and lodging.

 

Application Process

  • Please Contact our social worker, Nelly Ngcobo on 031 469 0247.
  • Download (see links below) the following documents which you are required to complete and hand to Nelly at the appointment.

 

 

Services for our residents

We offer a holistic basket of services to cater for the physical, social and emotional well-being of our elderly residents in their twilight years. The home is neat and clean and although very small has some  a number of beautiful murals kindly painted by a local artist. group of art students. A staff of 36 attends to their needs. Tasty traditional, well-balanced meals are catered in our own kitchens.

 

We provide:

  • Safe and secure accommodation with 24-hour security.  There are two wings, one for men and the other for women. Two people share a small room.
  • Round the clock nursing care by registered nurses and nurse aides, under the leadership of our qualified and experienced Matron.
  • A specialized Dementia and Frail Care Unit consisting of four bedrooms, its own kitchen and bathrooms and a TV Lounge. Activities cater for the special needs of these patients.
  • A professional occupational therapist spends two days a week and is assisted by a full-time assistant who co-ordinates activities on a daily basis.
  • Physiotherapy and speech therapy is provided according to individual needs.
  • A social worker deals with problems for the residents.
  • A doctor visits weekly.  Residents attend the nearby state hospital in need.

 

There are numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for functions, activities and socializing and a garden where residents can take advantage of Durban’s comfortable warm climate.

Contributions to these caring services are always needed and are carefully used to achieve the greatest good.

We set high standards for ourselves, aiming to be a role model for standards of care of the aged in this previously disadvantaged area.

 

Our social activities and events

The twilight years should be enjoyable and stimulating. Our residents enjoy a wide variety of activities that are fun and give life some focus and meaning.

An open day is held once a year, when guests from our community are invited to visit.

Issy Geshen gogos (the Zulu word for grannies) have completed 25 knee rugs for the ‘67 blankets for the Nelson Mandela Day’ campaign. The blankets will be given to the needy.  hey  They so enjoyed the knitting and crocheting – it’s one small way they can ‘pay it forward’. The organizers of ’67 Blankets’ invited these ladies to a wonderful function at the Oyster Box hotel on 17 th March 2016. What a treat! Wool is expensive so any donations would be greatly appreciated. [link to ‘how you can help’ page]

Discussion groups meet to talk about issues which affect the residents. Exercise sessions, literacy development, handcrafts, gardening and games enhance physical functionality and socialisation.

The Stroke Club, for survivors of strokes, meets monthly at the Muthande Community Centre. It is facilitated by our occupational therapist.

Bingo is played once a week and is enjoyed by many. It’s great fun especially when there are prizes to be won, but it’s also good for concentration!

Ministers of religion visit regularly, bringing spiritual comfort to believers.

DVDs are shown once a week in the TV Lounge.

Your support makes a big difference - whether you make a financial contribution [link to ‘how you can help’ page] or give of your time. [link to ‘how you can help’ page] Together we can make sure our elderly are helped to live their best lives.

Thanks to the generosity of a local philanthropic foundation, we’re now the proud owners of a minibus, which we use to take residents to religious services, local events and entertainment where we are frequently invited as guests. Regular outings to the beach and parks have become a much-enjoyed event.

Laughter releases feel-good endorphins into the blood stream. It increases the uptake of oxygen and lowers blood pressure, improving circulation and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

Click here to make a secure online donation.

Our Services

  • safe and secure accommodation
  • 24/7 nursing care
  • specialized dementia and frail care units
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • social work services
  • weekly doctor visits
  •  social activities/events

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