Useful links

Here is a list of useful resources in South Africa and around the world:

National organisations

ALZHEIMER’S SOUTH AFRICA
Helpline: 0860 102 681
www.alzheimers.org.za

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 nancy@alzheimers.org.za if you are interested in such training. Note that these are volunteer posts and that there is no salary attached.

DEMENTIA SA
www.dementiasa.org

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
www.epilepsy.org.za

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 SA
www.diabetessa.co.za

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
www.arthritis.org.za

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
www.hsfa.org.za

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.

unashamelyUNASHAMEDLY ETHICAL
www.unashamedlyethical.com

 

 

 

greatergood

GREATER GOOD SOUTH AFRICA
www.greatergood.org

 

 

 

edenEDEN ALTERNATIVE SOUTH AFRICA
www.edenalt.co.za

 

 

 

blindSA NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND
www.sancb.org.za
Tel +27 (0) 12 452-3811 | Fax +27 (0) 12 3461177 / 346-4699

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
514 White Street
Bailey’s Muckleneuk
Pretoria
South Africa
0181

dignitysaDIGNITY SA
www.dignitysa.org

 

 

 

HOSPICE
www.hpca.co.za

 

 

 

cansaCANCER ASSOCIATION
www.cansa.org.za

 

 

 

parkinsonsPARKINSONS
www.parkinsons.co.za

 

 

 

heart_strokeSTROKE SUPPORT GROUP
www.heartfoundation.co.za

 

 

 

International organisations

changingagingCHANGING AGING
www.changingaging.org

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.

ASAAMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
www.asaging.org

 

 

 

nursing

NURSING HOME ABUSE GUIDE
www.nursinghomeabuseguide.org/

 

 

 

pioneerPIONEER NETWORK
www.pioneernetwork.net

 

 

 


ifaINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON AGEING
www.ifa-fiv.org

 

 

 

iahsaINTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR THE AGEING
www.iahsa.net

 

 

mayoMAYO CLINIC
www.mayoclinic.com
Internationally recognised leader in health care issues, offering online health resources, including those related to older persons’ ailments.

 

Assistive Devices

ilcTHE INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE COMPANY
www.theilc.co.za
Tel: 086 107 2387

 

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
1c Avenue Montagne
Corner of High Cape Avenue and Avenue Montagne
High Cape, Devil’s Peak
Cape Town

POSTAL ADDRESS:
P O Box 21702, Kloof Street
Cape Town, 8008

Email: help@theilc.co.za

clinicalCLINICAL EMERGENCIES
www.clinicalemergencies.co.za

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
137a Johannesburg Road
Lyndhurst
Johannesburg
2106

Tel: +27 11 443 9093 /99 /81 | +27 11 882 7895

Email: clinical@icon.co.za

abilityABILITY ASSIST
www.abilityassist.co.za

Tel: 011 894 5667

Email: info@abilityassist.co.za

 

inclusiveINCLUSIVE SOLUTIONS
www.inclusivesolutions.co.za

Tel: 0860 888 121 | Fax: 086 262 9750

 

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital
Canary Street (off 2 Bunting Road)
Auckland Park
Johannesburg
Gauteng
2006

Email:  info@inclusivesolutions.co.za

BURGUNDY ACCESS – Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 522 1874 | 082 413 5873
Email: burgundy@polka.co.za

 

UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE – Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 401 2829

Occupational Therapy – Skills Lab

sahearingSA HEARING – ASSISTIVE HEARING DEVICES
www.sahearing.co.za
Tel: 087 1350384

 

 

roadROAD TO INDEPENDENCE

www.roadtoindependence.co.za

 

 

 

tenaTENA
www.tena.co.za

 

 

 

CALL SERVICES

telecareTELECARE SOLUTIONS
www.telecaresolutions.co.za

Tel: 0861 633 644 | Fax: 0866 189 792

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
1st Floor Janaville Building
6 Chenoweth Street
Durbanvile
7550

call4careCALL4CARE
Call4Care Customer Information is available 24/7, so you can call us any time.
www.call4care.co.za

Tel: 0861 140 141 | Fax: 086 617 5117

 

Call4Care Head Office
Tel: 0861 140 141 | Fax: 086 617 5117

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Unit A2 Waverley Court
Kotze Road
Mowbray
South Africa

7945

E-mail: info@call4care.co.za