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  • Home - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    more independent as before They live longer and enjoy good health longer However as the population of South Africa grows so grows the hidden problems of abuse exploitation and neglect of the elderly Read more We have relocated We have relocated We are now located on the premises of SANCA Castle Carey on the corner of Waterbok Street and Brits Road in Ninapark Pretoria Our phone number has also changed Our new phone number is 012 542 2805 Click here for a map and directions Director s message I believe that if you want staff to do a proper job you have to give them proper tools to work with Three years ago our social workers did not have access to computers internet or cell phones Today all our offices have access to e mail we have a website and are able to receive online donations Read more Older person s grant You can get a grant to see you through your old age An older persons grant is paid to women who are 60 years or older and men who are 60 years or older This grant used to be called the old age pension Read more Retirement age Your rights The labour legislation does not deal directly with the issue of retirement age However it does say that no one may be unfairly discriminated against because of their age This means that the employer and employee must agree on a retirement age Read more Rights of people in old age homes This article briefly describes the rights of people in old age homes Read more Grant in aid If you are already receiving an old age disability or war veteran s grant and you are unable to care for yourself to the point where you need full time

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  • About us - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    community To arrange negotiate assist with adequate housing arrangements for frail elderly or older persons in need To arrange act as mediator for older persons to have access to basic services like water electricity toilets etc Research on resources for the elderly in different communities Admittance to old age homes admittance procedure forms medical examination etc therapeutical input to accept their need of alternative care support and enable family members to assist elderly in new living arrangements Helping elderly to understand accept and adapt to the different phases and challenges of the ageing process To enhance dignity self worth of older persons If an elderly person have no other choice than to live with their children therapeutic intervention to the children older person and family as a whole to understand and adapt to the different roles and living arrangements challenges Family marriage intervention re conflict resolution communication skills anger feelings of guilt etc Statutory services foster care placements through the children s court of deceased parent s children in the care of their grannies Parental guidance intervention that the parties out of two different generations understand and accept the structure of living together Assistance in the bridge of the age gap Foster care supervision services assist in the understanding of parenting again handling of teenagers handling of an HIV infected child etc Parental guidance monitoring and report back to the children s court Foster care of HIV infected children guidance re feeding health care getting infected and resources available Guidance information sessions re age related illnesses eg Hypertension cholesterol diabetes dementia etc Acceptance resources and guidance to healthy lifestyle choices living Guidance and support groups to family members who care for their life partners with stages of dementia like Alzheimer s disease Parkinson sets Info on different stages and how

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  • Director's message - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    proper job you have to give them proper tools to work with Three years ago our social workers did not have access to computers internet or cell phones Today all our offices have access to e mail we have a website and are able to receive online donations I believe in accessible services to all elderly in need three years ago we had only one satellite office today we have thirteen Three years ago we had only three service centres today we have seven While the Department of Social Development cut the subsidy of other Welfare organisations we received 9 more posts for this financial year At Pretoria Care for the Aged we believe in dreaming and setting goals We believe in trying and if we fail we see it as a challenge to try harder We believe in being an honest transparent and dependable welfare organisation I want to end off with the following story First I was dying to finish my high school and start college And then I was dying to finish college and start working Then I was dying to marry and have children And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough so I could go back to work But then I was dying to retire And now I am dying And suddenly I realized I forgot to live Please don t let this happen to you Appreciate your current situation appreciate each day and believe that you have the potential to make a difference in somebody s life So often we underestimate the value of a touch a smile a meaningful compliment really listening or die smallest sign of care We forget that we have the potential to change someone s life Carien van Huyssteen Director Contact us Street address C

    Original URL path: http://www.carefortheaged.org.za/director-s-message/about-us/director-s-message (2015-12-05)
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  • About Pretoria Care for the Aged - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    6 service centres in and around Pretoria Social work services are the vital log in Pretoria Care for the Aged s wheel of services In times when older persons have become victims of abuse are battling to find safe living arrangements are unable to deal with losses declining resources and loneliness social workers are the last support base for many of these elderly The staff of Pretoria Care for the Aged is proud of the Social Work Services we have rendered for the past 48 years We believe that we make a difference to those in need through our Community Based Social Work programs At Pretoria Care for the Aged we see each elderly irrespective of their needs and problems as a person worthy of dignity and respect Community Based Social Work Programs is an expensive and time consuming service but in the final analysis it makes the world of difference between hope and despair or life and death to those vulnerable elderly in need Who is Pretoria Care for the Aged The VISION of the organisation is to be an independent champion for the social development of older and other vulnerable persons within the operating area of the organisation improving their quality of life by rendering holistic community based care and support programs for older and other vulnerable persons in Pretoria to live fulfilling and self supporting lives The MISSION of Pretoria Care for the Aged is therefore to advance and protect the interests and well being of older and other vulnerable persons living in the community of Pretoria so that they may have adequate food shelter care and support and are able to be free of exploitation abuse and neglect living with dignity and self respect The MANDATE of Pretoria Care for the Aged is to focus on

    Original URL path: http://www.carefortheaged.org.za/about-pretoria-care-for-the-aged/about-us/about-us (2015-12-05)
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  • Board of Management - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    Map and directions Join our mailing list You are here Home About us Board of Management Board of Management Chairman Mrs Kerin Litler Vice chairman Mr Jason Jacobs Treasurer Mr Hendrik Afrikaner Secretary Ms Frances Boshoff Additional members Mrs Karen Meyer Mr Josiah Khumalo Mrs J Januarie Mrs M Olivier Contact us Street address C o Waterbok St Brits Rd Ninapark Pretoria Telephone 27 0 12 542 2805 Fax 27

    Original URL path: http://www.carefortheaged.org.za/board-of-management/about-us/board-of-management (2015-12-05)
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  • Problems we deal with - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    us Map and directions Join our mailing list You are here Home About us Problems we deal with Problems we deal with Financial problems 32 Neglect abuse Exploitation 18 Need for housing or old age home placements 16 Marriage and family problems 11 Depression 10 Health related problems 8 Drug dependencies 5 Contact us Street address C o Waterbok St Brits Rd Ninapark Pretoria Telephone 27 0 12 542 2805

    Original URL path: http://www.carefortheaged.org.za/problems-we-deal-with/about-us/problems-we-deal-with (2015-12-05)
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  • Our beneficiaries - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    directions Join our mailing list You are here Home About us Our beneficiaries Our beneficiaries Our organization s statistics show that through our developmental social work program we assist 1 169 vulnerable older people per month for the period 1 April 2011 31 March 2012 The figures are calculated on the AVERAGE PER MONTH Contact us Street address C o Waterbok St Brits Rd Ninapark Pretoria Telephone 27 0 12

    Original URL path: http://www.carefortheaged.org.za/our-beneficiaries/about-us/our-beneficiaries (2015-12-05)
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  • Social development - Pretoria Care for the Aged
    Search Contact us Map and directions Join our mailing list You are here Home About us Social development Social development Pretoria Care for the Aged is a registered non profitable welfare organisation rendering services to the elderly in Pretoria and surrounding areas This service focuses on the relieving of distress poverty alleviation preventing abuse and the promotion of self care of the elderly within communities It is our policy to do the greatest possible good for the greatest possible number of people with no thought of who deserves help but only of who needs help The CORE FUNCTION of this organisation is to render Social Work Services to the elderly and their families in Pretoria and surrounding areas Pretoria Care for the Aged receives a subsidy from the Department of Social Development for 10 social work posts 6 auxiliary social workers posts and 5 service centers This subsidy allocation is unfortunately only 52 5 of the running costs of our service delivery We are therefore dependant on fundraising and donations for 47 5 of our income Contact us Street address C o Waterbok St Brits Rd Ninapark Pretoria Telephone 27 0 12 542 2805 Fax 27 0 12 542 2805

    Original URL path: http://www.carefortheaged.org.za/social-development/about-us/social-development (2015-12-05)
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