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Homes for the aged <h2 class="sectHeading">Frail care facilities​​​​​</h2><p>Consider frail care when even simple daily activities such as eating, personal hygiene and moving about without assistance, become difficult. The carers at a frail care facility may not be medically trained, but they are skilled in caring for older persons and are supervised by a nursing sister.</p><p> <a title="Western Cape Government’s full database of old age homes and frail care facilities for the elderly" href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/facilities/807" target="_blank">See the Western Cape Government’s database of old age homes and frail care facilities for the elderly<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Assisted living</h2><p>An assisted living facility consists of housing for the elderly that may provide nursing care, housekeeping, meal preparation and other services.  </p><p> <a title="Western Cape Government’s database of assisted living facilities." href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/facilities/1734" target="_blank">See the Western Cape Government’s database of assisted living facilities<i class="icon link-external"></i></a></p> <h2 class="sectHeading">Senior citizen complexes</h2><p>A senior citizen complex consists of safe, comfortable housing for the elderly. The City manages 12 complexes, with a total of 529 self-catering units for citizens over the age of 60. </p><p>As these are self-catering units, tenants have to be able-bodied and not in need of frail care. Each complex is supervised by an Area Manager who takes care of building maintenance as and when required by tenants, with the City providing all other essential services.</p><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Senior%20citizen%20complexes">See the City’s senior citizens complexes for older persons</a></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Independent living facilities​​​​​</h2><p>Older people who are still independent, but prefer to stay with other seniors (overseen by a carer) often enjoy staying in an independent living facility. If you are an older person who enjoys the company of others, or the carer of an older person who likes to socialise, this may be a suitable option. </p><p> <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/facilities/1736" target="_blank">See the Western Cape Government’s database of independent living facilities<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p>You may also want to see <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/facilities/859" target="_blank">the Western Cape Government’s service centres for older persons<i class="icon link-external"></i></a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​Abuse of the elderly</h2><p>Abuse is more likely to occur when a person is:</p><ul><li>physically dependent on an abuser;</li><li>lacks enough income to be self-sufficient; and</li><li>has a failing memory or is easily confused.</li></ul><p>Have you or someone you know suffered abuse while being looked after by a carer?</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Report/Report-abuse/Report-abuse-of-the-elderly">Report abuse of an older person.</a></p></div></div></span>GP0|#31311f25-0cc9-46d0-9dda-fe51f71454f1;L0|#031311f25-0cc9-46d0-9dda-fe51f71454f1|Homes for the aged;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#a947ad31-e011-494a-9f96-d7b10ee12b2f;GPP|#063a6668-d6cb-4c45-adaf-f559697b85fd;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711Learn about the different kinds of living and caring facilities that would be best for you as senior in Cape Town.0

 

 

 

 

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