Remaining at home or with the family for anyone who’s elderly, frail or disabled is always first prize. As everyday tasks become more of a challenge or no longer possible to manage alone, it’s easy to start feeling isolated.
Many South African families are at a loss when it comes to taking an elderly, frail or disabled parent into their home, while at the same time managing their role as breadwinners.
As more and more elderly people and their families opt for home-based care, the quality of home-based services has had to improve to meet the demand.
CareChamp offers the highest standard in home care for elder and disabled people, making it easier for them to stay in the comfort and security of their own homes.
CareChamp provides a full range of home care services that are carried out by qualified, highly trained caregivers in South Africa, supported by registered nurses available to assist in the care of clients.
Being the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s at home is not easy, on many levels, physically and emotionally. This counts for both the person living with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver.
As we age, we all start getting a bit forgetful, it’s just one of those things. You might forget the date for a while but then remember later, or sometimes get a bit lost for words that are familiar, only to recapture them later in a conversation.
For many families deciding to look after a loved one at home, choosing the right home care, either on a part-time or permanent basis, is an important decision.
Being diagnosed with dementia is never easy and one of the first things that come to mind is that you'll have to give up the freedom of living on your own. But the truth is that dementia is experienced differently by everyone and so is the rate at which symptoms become worse. With the right support and care, it is possible to live independently for many years.
One of the most challenging things in life is seeing your parents age. Life seems to pass by in a blink of an eye and soon you realise that the people who took care of you now need taking care of.
Some surgeries like hip or knee replacements, spinal surgery or cardiovascular surgery require extended periods of recovery time and more often than not the care of qualified medical carers. Due to the severity of the surgery, the recipient is often unable to take care of themselves resulting in them having to stay in a care facility. Since recovery can take anything from a few weeks to a few months, it can be quite disruptive to their lives, not to even imagine the costs involved.
Taking care of an elderly parent or family member can be both rewarding but frustrating. While it offers the opportunity to stay close to and take good care of your loved one, it's also extremely stressful both physically and mentally.
If you are, then CareChamp is a Caregivers and Home Based Nursing Agency in Cape Town that’s committed to the highest standard of home care in South Africa!
With this team of caregivers, registered nurses and companions on your side, you’ll be in the hands of caring, passionate professionals who’ll keep your loved one safely at home, surrounded by all that’s familiar.
CareChamp is a trusted name in frail care, disabled care, dementia care and post-operative care in South Africa, operating out of their head office in Cape Town.
Recommendations from clients are as glowing as the smiles of warmth that radiate from the caregivers and companions themselves!
It takes a very special person to answer the calling to be of service to others, and the management team at CareChamp has made sure that they’ve scooped the best of these angels!
If you’re a family member and caregiver to a loved one with dementia, you’re going to need as much help as you can get to cope with watching a parent begin to lose touch with reality.
Your parent will know that they’re no longer able to function mentally as they did before, which is going to lead to an initial sense of vulnerability in the face of the sheer loss of these abilities.
To the management team and caregivers at CareChamp, frail care is about far more than tending to the physical needs of elderly people.
They take an approach that goes far deeper than merely providing assistance with day to day functions for the frail.
Becoming a specialised caregiver in certain illnesses results in you needing to increase your knowledge not only around the illness but also on ways in which you can be efficient in your job. Caregivers become extended family members as they are involved in the day to day activities of loved ones who need additional support. If you’re looking for someone to assist you for a family member who is suffering from cancer, here are some things you should know.
Looking for a caregiver doesn’t have to be as stressful as people make it out to be. From reducing your own stress levels and having the ability to ensure your loved one receives the correct care they need, these are just two of the great benefits. When it comes to hiring a caregiver, one should know the benefits of working through a professional company offering caring services in comparison to hiring a private caregiver.
Going into hospital for any big procedure can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. Part of this process is having to decide and arrange what your postoperative plan is going to be. By having this defined and in place before having your surgery, you won’t have to worry about any additional stress. Here are some of the ways in which you can plan for your recovery process:
An important factor when hiring a caregiver is the schedule they need to follow to ensure their new patient gets the assistance they need. From medication and food schedules to planning rehabilitation sessions, these are just three of the basic schedules to be put into place for patients. Here are factors to take into consideration which will allow you the ability of creating a care plan which will meet your needs.