The Cape Care Agency in Cape Town provides a friendly and personal care service that enables the frail and elderly or disabled client to carry on living independently in his/her own home. Cape Care believes 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.
Staying in one’s own home, with care, allows life to go on as normal, despite incapacity or frailty. Beloved pets, visitors, memorabilia all remain familiar and intact. Our carers look at care holistically in the client’s own environment. Basic care duties include assistance with personal hygiene, pressure care, light housework, companionship, cooking and any other individual requirements like walking the dog, receiving guests, driving and shopping etc. This enables the client to retain their independence and continue to live according to their own preferences.
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.
We encourage our clients to look at the option of having a carer live in the home as a comforting support and presence. Not all clients require care night and day but do benefit from a carer on the premises 24hrs a day. Live in care necessitates that the carer have their own room and is able to get a fairly good night’s rest. However, they are always there if there is an emergency and they are need in helping the client feel safe and secure.
Sometimes the choice to live in an institution is the right one. However, many health care facilities today are understaffed 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 need. The service we provide currently ranges from driving a client to an appointment and companionship to 24 hour support care.