The Cape Care Agency provides a friendly, personal care service that enables the frail and elderly or disabled client to continue to live independently in their own home. We believe that the client should always have the option of whether to move into a retirement village or frail care, or to remain in their home.
Remaining in one’s own home, with care, allows life to go on as normal, despite the incapacity or frailty of the client. Much loved pets, visitors, memorabilia all remain familiar and intact. Our carers have been trained to look at care holistically in the client’s own home environment. Basic care duties include pressure care, assistance with personal hygiene, companionship, cooking, light housework and any other individual requirements, for example, 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.
Care may be provided on a full or part time basis ie. from 3 hours to 24 hours per day, depending on the individual and health needs of the client. The choice of whether to remain at home or not is every person’s right.
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 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.