When an individual is no longer able to see to their needs independently, frail care offers a practical solution. Frail care is generally long-term and offers access to support 24 hours a day. Our frail care team provides assistance with all daily activities, including personal hygiene, grooming, and nutrition.
Nazareth Care offers frail care assistance without compromising independence. Our facilities emphasise communal activities, allowing residents to enjoy vital social interaction in a safe environment that allows mobility. Wellbeing is monitored round the clock by our multidisciplinary team, ensuring residents receive high-quality care adapted to their specific needs.
At the frail care stage, a person would require much nursing, and he/she may need help with dressing, washing, toileting, and eating and may or may not be bedridden. A frail person may also be physically ok but mentally frail, requiring constant supervision.
Safety of Your Loved One
Your loved one’s safety is of the utmost importance – our facilities are carefully designed to encourage mobility while MINIMISING RISKS of falls. Wide halls, strategic furniture placement, and adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs and standing frames, allow residents to remain active with confidence.
Our organisation places a high value on DIGNITY. We offer respectful assistance with personal grooming and ablutions that allow residents to maintain their sense of self-worth and PRIVACY.
A balanced diet is vital, especially when short or long-term illness increases nutritional demands on the body. Our protein-based meals help prevent loss of muscle mass, and EXTRA CARE is taken to monitor fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Residents are encouraged to enjoy their meals in the communal dining area, with feeding-assistance always available.
Peace of Mind
When you have a loved one as a member of Nazareth Care, you can REST ASSURED that they are receiving expert, personalised care in a safe, compassionate environment.
Pressure sores are a common health risk for the elderly, especially those with limited mobility. Through CONSTANT MONITORING and other preventative measures, Nazareth Care reduces the risk of pressure sores.
Mental and emotional WELLBEING are essential to overall health. Our communal social and dining areas encourage residents to interact and develop FRIENDSHIPS, thereby combatting isolation and depression.
Care workers are on hand 24 hours a day, with call bells and panic buttons allowing for quick response to emergencies. All care workers are supervised by a Registered Nurse, who also oversees the dispensing of medication.
Assistance from care workers and adaptive equipment like walkers, wheelchairs, and standing frames, encourage residents to move with confidence. Activity schedules are developed by the activities coordinator to ensure your loved one remains mobile in a safe environment.
The cost of care varies across patients and their specific requirements.
Options at Nazareth Care
At Nazareth Care, all our Nazareth Houses offer frail care. This involves 24/7 supervision for residents who are no longer able to fulfill daily tasks. We are committed to maintaining a high Quality of Life on all areas, ensuring our residents are safe, healthy and happy.
We provide a peaceful, homely environment within safe, secure premises with the primary focus on person-centered care. Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day and are all registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Care workers receive additional training in person-centered care and Dementia Care. Weekly activities are scheduled for all residents.
We value the personhood of our residents. By providing one-on-one person-centred care, we help them maintain their sense of self-respect and personal identity.
To truly understand what another person has experienced, we must first seek to listen. Our care workers take heed of the challenges faced by our residents and support them accordingly.
Every person deserves respect and kindness. We acknowledge the value of our residents’ lives by treating them courteously and respecting their personal preferences and privacy.
Good quality of life is essential to happiness. That’s why we provide a warm, welcoming environment with caring staff and an emphasis on communal living and companionship.
Each resident is an individual with their own unique needs and preferences. Our care workers recognise this by offering them support and accommodation with due consideration.