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. Cape Care Agency Western Cape 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.
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 elder care holistically in the client’s own familiar environment. Basic care duties include assistance with personal hygiene, pressure care, companionship, cooking, light housework and any other individual requirements such as walking the dog, receiving guests, driving and shopping etc. This care enables the client to retain their independence and continue to live according to their own preferences.
We encourage clients to look at the option of having a carer live in the home as a wonderful 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 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 health care facilities today are understaffed and are unable to give attention to the specific needs of the client. Cape Care Ageny 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.