Remaining in one’s own home, with care, enables life to go on as normal, despite incapacity or frailty. Beloved pets, visitors, memorabilia all remain familiar and intact. Our carers have been trained to look at care holistically in the client’s own environment. We believe that the client should always have the option of whether to move into a retirement village or frail care, or to stay in their own home.
Basic care duties include assistance with companionship, personal hygiene, light housework, pressure care, cooking and any other individual requirements such as walking the dog, receiving guests, driving and shopping. This enables the client to retain their independence and continue to live according to their own preferences.
Cape Care provides a friendly and personal care service that enables the frail, elderly or disabled client to continue to live independently in his/her own home. Depending on the individual needs and health needs of the client, care may be provided on a full or part time basis ie. from 3 hours to 24 hours per day. The choice of whether to remain at home or not is every person’s right.
Not all clients require care both night and day but do benefit from a carer being on the premises 24hrs a day. For this reason we encourage clients to look at the option of having a carer live in their home as a caring support and presence. Live in care necessitates the carer having their own room and being able to get a fairly good night’s rest. However, they are always there if there is an emergency helping the client feel safe and secure.
Sometimes the choice to live in an institution is the correct one. However, many of our health care facilities today are under staffed and unable to give attention to the specific needs of the client. Our carers work very successfully in these facilities, providing one on one care and giving the client the assistance they require. The service we provide currently ranges from driving a client to an appointment and companionship to 24 hour support care.