Our Frail Care Unit was founded in 1985, and expanded in 2005 in order to provide 24-hour, first-class care facilities for up to 60 residents who require specialised care. We cater for those either in need of physical, mental and respite care.
We are dedicated to helping residents achieve and maintain healthy lives and restoring health and wellness to optimum attainable levels. We are recognised for maintaining the health of our residents through a caring ethos, best practice standards and in-service training of all staff members to ensure competency.
Frail Care is to be considered when an elderly person is no longer capable of performing activities of daily living such as eating, moving about and taking care of their personal hygiene. Such an individual is in need of 24-hour care.
On admission to the Frail Care unit, all medication is to be handed to the Sister-on-duty, immediately. No resident in the Care Unit, or family member of the resident, is allowed to control or administer his or her own medicine.
Medication is managed by a pharmacy assistant that handles the day-to-ay medication of all Care Unit residents. Medication is blister packed by a pharmacy, Monday to Sunday, and sent to the pharmacy assistant.
Our professional staff hands out the medication as prescribed from the blister packs, and also arranges for 6-monthly repeat scripts. The Pharmacy assistant will then send out the scripts and receive the medication accordingly.
If our blister packaging pharmacy is not the sole provider of a resident’s medication, the pharmacy assistant will send out the scripts accordingly, and redistribute the medication to our blister pharmacy for packaging, upon receipt.
The Care Unit is equipped with call buttons for assistance in all areas. There are also always care-givers in the passageways that visits all rooms on a regular basis.
If assistance with a fall is needed, our professional staff will assess the situations, contact the paramedics (if necessary), and inform the emergency contact of the resident.
Upon return to the care unit after hospitalisation (if it was required), the resident will be classified as a fall risk, in order to notify the staff of the risks involved with the resident.
Family members are encouraged to accompany and take residents to the hospital (or any other appointment outside the care unit). It is also the responsibility of the residents' family to ensure that the hospital staff or treating doctor send a proper care regime back to the care unit.
If the family is unable to take the resident to the hospital (or outside appointment), the care unit will be able to provide transport. The cost will be charged to the residents account. It can also be arranged that a nurse accompany the resident to a surgery for a fee.
In case of an emergency, an ambulance service can be arranged for the resident.
Residents are welcome to decorate the room to their taste, or if preferred, we will supply available furniture, that is a hospital bed and a bedside locker.
When moving into a single room, residents can bring their own televisions, for which a DSTV connection can be arranged. Radio's and/or music players are also welcome.
Grace is a blessing and that is how we describe the time our Mom, Hannie spent at Grace unit, that was her home for almost 6 years. We were blessed with amazing staff that loved and cared for her and they become our family. Our Mom could not speak but the staff understood her in a way we can’t describe, they are real life angels. They were always there for her and that gave us a sense of peace knowing that she was taken care with exceptional love. We thank Matron Marlene and the staff of Grace Unit for the loving care and comfort they provided for our Mom. Adele NiemannApply Here