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Living in a Care Home

Choosing the right care home to suit your personal needs is essential to your happiness. This is why you should seek care home advice when making this major decision. You may just need day-to-day personal care assistance, for example, washing, dressing, feeding, help getting to the toilet and moving around. Alternatively, you may need a nursing care home or a …

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Assisted living versus living in a Lifestyle Village

Assisted Living Assisted living communities are for persons who need help with daily living activities but do not require nursing home care. Typically they provide help with meals, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, and other needs. Services are either included in the rent or provided at an extra charge.   Assisted Living Facilities Are for you if: …

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How to determine if your loved one needs nursing care

Nursing homes are facilities for seniors in need of 24-hour care. They also provide many of the care options offered in other senior communities such as room and board, personal care, protection, supervision and certain types of therapy. Typically, nursing care falls into three levels of care: 1. Basic care is required to maintain a person’s …

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Thembalami Frail Care Centre needs fund raising for lifts

Otis Elevator Company is helping give the Thembalami Frail Care Centre a lift. The Rand Aid Association-run frail care centre looks after senior citizens who are largely unable to climb and descend stairs. Unfortunately, Thembalami’s two passenger and one laundry lift frequently malfunction, making it extremely difficult for the residents to get around the home. …

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Ron Smith frail care residents enjoy their new personal noticeboards

Charlene van Zyl is an Occupational Therapist at Rand Aid-run Ron Smith Frail Care Centre. She’s an advocate of the centre’s philosophy for personalised care. Bringing a touch of home to the frail care centre residents The centre has hung noticeboards on the door of each resident’s room in the dementia ward. This way, family members can place photos of …

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Here’s how to ensure you get into a retirement village

It is heartbreaking to see a person in their golden years unable to find a secure, caring retirement village to live. This is the view of Rae Brown, CEO of non-profit organisation Rand Aid, which has a number of retirement villages, a care centre for indigent, frail senior citizens as well as a substance abuse treatment centre …

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