Hospice East Rand Services
Our Services – Care Workers
Family members may not be able to assist their loved ones sufficiently with personal and nursing care and in addition, they may have to go to work during the day and require the services of a capable and compassionate carer.
Our care workers have been specifically trained to care for patients in their own homes. They work under the supervision of a Hospice nursing sister. Practical care offered by the care worker:
- Good basic nursing care
- Prevention of bed sores
- Changing of bedding and clothing
- Cleaning the patient’s surroundings
- Maintaining good hygiene of the environment
- Grooming and beauty
- Meal preparation for the patient
- Feeding the patient if necessary
- Promoting and maintaining comfort, sleep and exercise of patient
- Company for patient
- Terminal care
- Record keeping and reporting to nursing sister.
Home support doesn’t always have to be full time or permanent. You can stipulate the period the care worker is required. No long term contracts are necessary. The first seven days are to be paid in advance. No money is to be paid directly to care workers as they are paid through Hospice.
Day shift R350
Night shift R 370
Sunday day or night shift R 510
Public holiday day or night shift R650
Patients needing Hospice care can contact us themselves, via a family member, patient’s doctor, social worker or other appropriate person. The important thing to note is that the patient must want Hospice care and be aware that we have been approached. Patients can be registered by phoning the Intake Officer on 011 422 1531 between the hours of 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Medical Report Form.
Once intake documentation has been completed and a medical report from the patient’s doctor has been received, a nurse from Hospice East Rand will do an assessment visit.
Most medical aids cover care with Hospice and all accounts for care and medication are submitted to them for payment.
Non medical aid patients are charged a set fee at the end of each month but provision of our services is not dependent on the ability to pay.