Here is a list of useful resources in South Africa and around the world:
Contact Margie: 084 556 2076
The SACF provides a platform for conversation and collaboration in the care sector at all levels – regionally, nationally and internationally. It provides the only known platform in South Africa where the aged-care and disability sectors come together for the greater good – to raise the bar of care in South Africa. Together, these sectors will unify efforts and energies, and develop alliances.
ALZHEIMER’S SOUTH AFRICA
Helpline: 0860 102 681
Alzheimer’s South Africa’s vision is a country that is aware and accepting of people with dementia, and provides adequate services to them, their families and other carers. We are South Africa’s leader in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia, providing support, education, training and up-to-date, scientifically-sound information on matters pertaining to dementia. They receive donations in support of their work from individuals, trusts and companies.
Every year Alzheimer’s South Africa trains national helpline counsellors for their Fairland office. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in such training. Note that these are volunteer posts and that there is no salary attached.
Dementia SA provides the following services:
- Support – through support groups and other aged organisations, network of professionals working in the field of memory care and facilities offering dementia care;
- Counselling – telephonic, face-to-face and family counselling;
- Awareness and education to families, carers, communities and professionals;
- Advocacy for the rights of those with dementia; and
- Resource centre available for members of Dementia SA.
Donations in memory of loved ones who have suffered with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are gratefully accepted.
EPILEPSY SOUTH AFRICA
The vision of Epilepsy South Africa is to provide integrated services that are equitable, accessible,
sustainable and people-centred with and for people with epilepsy and other disabilities and all affected by epilepsy, to promote social justice.
Diabetes South Africa’s mission is to assist all people affected by diabetes so that their lives may be as healthy and satisfying as possible.
Their work includes:
- informing, encouraging and supporting all people who have diabetes and their families;
- acting as an advocate for people with diabetes, lobbying for better facilities, cheaper medication and better services; and
- promoting public awareness of diabetes, its symptoms and risks.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
National Helpline: 0861 30 30 30
The Arthritis Foundation provides non-medical support for people with arthritis, their families and carers in South Africa. It aims to enable people with arthritis to live a valuable life in all its dimensions through increasing awareness, providing education and offering support.
THE HELDERBERG SOCIETY FOR THE AGED
Tel: 021 852 5130 / Training School: 021 851 9168
The Helderberg Society for the Aged strives to be recognised by the community and medical profession as leaders in providing professional and long-term care for the older person, enhancing quality of life with dignity and security, within a culture characterised by integrity, commitment, compassion and respect for the individual.
History: The Helderberg Society for the Aged began in 1958 as a Rotary initiative as a direct result of an established community need. The society has since grown to 4 frail-care facilities, 2 assisted living complexes, 8 blocks of flats and 2 cottage complexes. All these facilities are open to all the people of the Helderberg. Homes, flats and senior rendezvous service centres are situated throughout Somerset West and the neighbouring towns of Macassar, Lwandle and Chris Nissen Park. The people in the care of the society total approximately 800. Our residents come from all walks of life. In line with state policy those people who still live in their own homes are actively encouraged to make use of the inexpensive services the society offers. The society directly employs 300 people with a further 100 being employed by its full-time contractors.
GREATER GOOD SOUTH AFRICA
EDEN ALTERNATIVE SOUTH AFRICA
SA NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND
Tel +27 (0) 12 452-3811 | Fax +27 (0) 12 3461177 / 346-4699
514 White Street
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Good health is directly connected to good sleep, and poor quality of sleep and not enough sleep can have negative effects on health. This is especially true for seniors who commonly experience sleep disorders, take medications, and have chronic health issues like heart disease and diabetes, among other conditions — all of which can impact sleep.
ChangingAging is a multi-blog platform challenging conventional views on aging. They believe aging is a strength, rich in developmental potential and growth. They welcome anyone who is interested in changing aging, whether you’re an elder, youngster or just trying to figure out what comes after adulthood.
AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
NURSING HOME ABUSE GUIDE
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON AGEING
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR THE AGEING
Internationally recognised leader in health care issues, offering online health resources, including those related to older persons’ ailments.
THE INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE COMPANY
Tel: 086 107 2387
1c Avenue Montagne
Corner of High Cape Avenue and Avenue Montagne
High Cape, Devil’s Peak
P O Box 21702, Kloof Street
Cape Town, 8008
137a Johannesburg Road
Tel: +27 11 443 9093 /99 /81 | +27 11 882 7895
Tel: 0860 888 121 | Fax: 086 262 9750
Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital
Canary Street (off 2 Bunting Road)
BURGUNDY ACCESS – Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 522 1874 | 082 413 5873
UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE – Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 401 2829
Occupational Therapy – Skills Lab
SA HEARING – ASSISTIVE HEARING DEVICES
Tel: 087 1350384
Tel: 0861 633 644 | Fax: 0866 189 792
1st Floor Janaville Building
6 Chenoweth Street
Call4Care Customer Information is available 24/7, so you can call us any time.
Tel: 0861 140 141 | Fax: 086 617 5117
Call4Care Head Office
Tel: 0861 140 141 | Fax: 086 617 5117
Unit A2 Waverley Court