“Perhaps it is important here to remember that in a home for elderly persons residents do not live in our workplace, we work in their home.”
Sandra Bredell, the coordinator for elderly care at Badisa recently attended the Retirement Village Summit in Pretoria and reports here on the important trends to keep in mind when it comes to the care of elderly persons.
The three biggest plagues that constitute the bulk of the suffering experienced by the elderly include:
Therefore the focus of service delivery should always be on addressing these three concepts. It is recommended that elderly persons should continue to live in a residence of their choice as far as possible which connects them to their home.