ABOUT CARE ON CALL...

We are of the opinion that age is not a cut-off time. We celebrate elderhood as a phase to share knowledge and wisdom with the generations that will follow in your footsteps; a precious time to reconnect with yourself.  It is a time to take the focus off what we do and focus on who we are and what we can share. We are aware of an extended life expectancy and have seen home based care become a prominent, vitalised way of living, despite frailty.

As Certified Eden Associates we fight loneliness, helplessness and boredom with care and companionship. We share the principles behind the Eden Alternative and motivate person-centred care to create a life worth living at home.

We aim to be part of the solution and to help people age at home, to promote active ageing and to help change the image and perception of retirement into "rewirement".

WHY CARE ON CALL?

Rolien Vos  started Care on Call in 2018.  She values the person in people and with that in mind, Care on Call was formed.  
She identified that a care-plan that is not managed properly, disable people and create dependence.  There should be a believe that there is room for improvement.  Our goal is to create a mindset of independence and autonomy with every life decision. We firmly believe that every person should have the right to manage their own care plan with the necessary support to help them make informed decisions.

We can help you with end of life care and make sure you have the best team to live and  die with dignity in your own home.

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS?

With more than 60 combined years of nursing experience in various fields, our vision is to help people to age at home, promote active ageing and help to change the image and perception of retirement to "rewirement". We are of the opinion that age is not a cut-off time and celebrate elder-hood as a phase to share knowledge and wisdom with the generations that will follow in your footsteps and reconnect with yourself.  It is a time to take the focus off what we do and focus on who we are and what we can share.   Some people can stay functional for longer and their skills and experience can make a difference in the workforce. The extra  income can pay for care when they need it. We have a lot of famous and successful role models to prove this theory. People live longer; should they not work for longer?

Connecting people, building relationships and trust is the most important thing as you grow older. After years of working with the elderly, we have found that support at home can prevent falls and increase mobility. At some stage in life we need to accept that our lives have changed and stop fighting alone. Fighting against frailty is a constant process. As they say; "If you don't use it, you'll lose it." Activities add structure to each day and motivate people to push themselves and create ways to meet new friends to build social support.This prevents people from going into frail care centres for extended periods of time. We have experience in dementia care and know how difficult it can be for the family to support a loved one who lives with dementia. Making decisions on their behalf can be hard on them and the family.

WHY DO WE NEED PARTNERS?

We work in a team and acknowledge each field of expertise in their own right. We will refer and gain enough information to support you to do the best you can in your unique situation.

Retirement homes and frail care centres are not always affordable or a preferred choice.  Our care strategy has a more active and goal orientated approach in an attempt to preserve independence. We keep costs low to make your care affordable and sustainable for the long term.  Although many may have a support structure in place, the responsibility of care becomes a burden on relationships and do a lot of harm in the long term.

We partner with a network of service providers to build relationships and trust to give you the best care options for your unique situation. We aim to combine knowledge and experience and learn from each other.

We offer Home Based Care, Dementia Care and general Home Nursing

We service Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay and Stellenbosch