Caring for the aged

2016-02-23 06:00
Sister Jan Wyatt of Kloofhill caring.PHOTO: supplied

Sister Jan Wyatt of Kloofhill caring.PHOTO: supplied

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THE Kloofhill Caring Association started small in 1983 when a group of volunteer nurses got together to provide help to the aged and infirmed in the Highway community.
They received donations of equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers that were initially stored in the garage of one of the volunteers and lent out where and when needed.

In 1989 the Rotary Club of Hillcrest donated a building to the association. This consists of an office and a storage room for equipment and is situated in the Kingfisher Crest Retirement Village in Knelsby Avenue, Hillcrest.

The association is managed by a committee of volunteers and employs two part-time staff – a woman who deals with the administration and a nursing sister with experience in the nursing of the aged and infirmed.

The nursing sister gives advice and assistance to many people about the care and nursing of the frail and bedridden as well as those recovering from operations, and also acts in an advisory capacity to the residents of Kingfisher Crest.

The association has a wide range of equipment which includes wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, an oxygen machine and hospital bed as well as many other items. This equipment is rented out to the public at minimal rates.

The income of the association is derived from the renting out of equipment and donations from a few sources. This income is used to pay the staff, to buy new equipment and for day to day running costs.

The association no longer provides a nursing service to the community, however, the office has become a collection point for donations of food and basic essentials for the needy, and especially the elderly needy in the Highway area.
Food is purchased with cash donations and the parcels are delivered to worthy recipients by social workers. A counselling service by a registered social worker is also offered by the association and appointments can be made by contacting the office.

The Kloofhill Caring Association is a registered charity and provides an invaluable service to those in need in the Highway community.
If equipment is required or advice about the treatment of a loved one is needed, visit the office at Unit F10, Kingfisher Crest, 18 Knelsby Avenue, Hillcrest between 10am and 12pm, weekdays or it can be contacted on 031 765 3198.
Donations to the association or for the feeding scheme would be gratefully accepted.

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