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Care for the Elderly

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Home Care of the Elderly

Namibia a poor man helped by ROPE who had not eaten for some days


Meals-on-wheels, Community or
Macmillan nurses - the whole concept
of home care does not exist in Angola.

If 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:


a doctor, 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 elderly care

Regular regional and national stakeholder conferences

A manual and guidelines for elderly home care

Volunteer assistance in the project from local nursing, social work and physiotherapy schools

Liaison with and support to the district geriatrician

A home loan service for wheelchairs, nursing and rehabilitation aids






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