Nazareth House Palliative Care

About
Palliative Care

Palliative Care is specialised medical care for people living with a serious illness. The aim is to improve the quality of life of the client and family by providing relief from the symptoms and tension associated with the illness. Palliative care is provided through a multi-disciplinary approach by a team who collaborate with the client’s doctor to provide additional support. It focusses on the client’s needs rather than the client’s prognosis. 

Our accommodation is designed for people who require various levels of medical and personal care in their daily lives. Living spaces can take the form of individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. The facilities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the resident’s independence.This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Benefits of
Palliative Care

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Socialisation

Many elderly individuals tend to isolate themselves from the world, particularly if they have experienced loss of someone close. Often times, isolation can lead to social anxiety and depression. This is why socialisation and exposure to new faces and personalities is perhaps the most important reason our facility is a good choice for your loved one. 

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Safety of Your Loved One

Our facilities are set up to provide a safe, comfortable environment for elders. Secure entrances, PURPOSEFULLY DESIGNED bathroom and shower facilities, and on-hand personal care provide peace of mind for the families of our residents.

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Nutrition Monitoring

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.

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Peace of Mind

You can’t put a price on the safety and well-being of your loved one. At Nazareth House you can REST ASSURED that they are being well taken care of in a compassionate, caring environment.

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Grooming

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 selfworth and PRIVACY.

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Prevention

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.

Palliative
Care FAQ's

Nursing staff 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 controls 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 activities coordinators to ensure your loved one remains mobile in a safe environment.

The cost of care varies across clients and their specific requirements.

Palliative Care
Options at Nazareth Care

At Nazareth Care, all our Nazareth Houses offer palliative care services. This includes a combination of medical and nursing care to deliver comfort for those living with life-limiting illnesses. We are committed to maintaining a high Quality of Life for all the patients in our care, making this difficult time as comfortable as possible.

Why Choose
Nazareth Care

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. 

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Dignity

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.

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Compassion

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.

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Respect

 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.

 
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Hospitality

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.

 
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Patience

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.