The elderly should always have the option of whether to stay in their home or move into a retirement village or frail care.
Personal carers in one’s home enable a persons life to go on as normal in spite of frailty or incapacity. Pets, personal items and environment all remain familiar and intact. Our carers are trained to look at elder care holistically within the client’s own environment. Basic care duties include assistance with personal hygiene, pressure care, companionship, cooking, light housework as well as such things like walking the dog, receiving guests, driving and shopping. This allows the client to keep 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 night and day but do benefit from a carer on the premises 24hrs a day. For this reason we encourage clients to look at the option of having a carer live in the home as a wonderful 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 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.