Home Care of the Elderly
Meals-on-wheels, Community or
Macmillan nurses - the whole concept
of home care does not exist in Angola.
you are old and ill or disabled, there
is no help outside the family.
We are the only organisation in Angola
to provide home care services with our teams consisting of:
6 nurses, 2 social workers, 25 home carers, and 2 physiotherapists.
Without our help, over 300 old people would have no choice but to suffer alone.
We offer a unique home care service
for old people so that they can stay in their own homes during temporary, chronic or terminal illlness.
We shop, cook and provide nursing,
medical care,"meals on wheels" and social support for over 300 frail elderly in 4 regions - AND - we train others to spread
this care to other regions.
We offer relief of suffering,
independence and support to our clients and their families.
In April 2002, we opened a Day Care Centre which provides physiotherapy, mobilisation programmes, social support, counselling,
consultant doctor referrals and social and artistic activities for 82 elderly people.
The project also delivers:
A meals on wheels service
Regular training courses in
home care for state and charitable sector employees
An informal national network of organisations involved in providing
Regular regional and national stakeholder conferences
A manual and guidelines for elderly home
Volunteer assistance in the project from local nursing, social work and physiotherapy schools
and support to the district geriatrician
A home loan service for wheelchairs, nursing and rehabilitation aids