Elderly caregiver appeals for some assistance

2018-10-30 06:01
PHOTO: phindile shoziUpper Highway resident Joyce Fikile Ndlovu and her husband who she’s taking care of.

PHOTO: phindile shoziUpper Highway resident Joyce Fikile Ndlovu and her husband who she’s taking care of.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

CARING for someone with a disability can be tiring both physically and emotionally, however, for Upper Highway resident Joyce Fikile Ndlovu, it has become a way of life as both her husband and granddaughter are bed-ridden and disabled.

Ndlovu said that she has to wake up in the early hours of the morning to look after the duo and see to their every need before she heads out to work.

“I used to work five days a week but I had to ask my boss if I could work three days because of the ordeal I’m faced with at home,” she said.

“I have to wake up early in the morning to clean them up, wash the bed linen and feed them before I even get ready to go to work.

“Also, when I come back in the evening it’s the same thing because there’s no one who can do it besides me,” she said.

Ndlovu said that as an elderly person, this is taking a toll on her body and there are times when she cannot look after herself, but she has to push on.

“I get severe pains in my wrists and legs as I do all the washing by hand in cold water. I am old and I cannot do this anymore,” she said.

Ndlovu said that she would really appreciate it if she could get some assistance from the public in terms of a donation of adult nappies and a washing machine.

“Even if there’s anyone who has an old washing machine that I could use to clean the bed linen rather than wash it by hand, it would help me immensely.

“Also the nappies would come in very handy,” she said.

“A donation of nappies would mean a lot as we use toweling ones and I have to get up at all hours of the night to change them.”

She pleaded with anyone who can help her out.

“I’m pleading for people to help me because I would really appreciate it very much.”

Those who might be able to help Ndlovu can contact her at 078 120 6579.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.