let us assist with all your home-care needs.
Home based care is becoming an important consideration for individuals and families for several reasons. The costs associated with retirement homes is probably one of the biggest factors. Another reason may be that people prefer to remain in their current homes where they are familiar and comfortable in their surroundings. We at Nursing Angels recognise that having quality of life is very important to all and we strive to ensure this. To us, quality of life means being able to maintain one’s independence, being able to maintain one’s dignity and respect, being able to partake in decisions that affect our lives and continuing to maintain a state of well-being.
Why Nursing Angels
Professional In-house Training
Our Nursing Angels division can assist with all your home-care needs. We are able to provide a wide range of services at a very high level of proficiency. We have achieved this high level of proficiency by implementing our very comprehensive in-house training program. We pride ourselves by having one the best (if not the best) Caregiver training programs in the market. Our course spans 9 weeks and includes a theoretical and practical component. Each candidate also has to complete at least 160 hours of community work at a recognised hospital or retirement home. Our course is presented and facilitated by a registered nurse with over 35 years experience in the field of pediatrics, neuro ward, neuro surgery, general theatre, ICU, High-care, mid-wife care etc. All of our caregivers have completed the the training program as well as community service, which gives you peace of mind, knowing that she is proficient in her duties.
Wide Range of Services
Our highly trained caregivers can provide daily assistance in a variety of areas, whether it be a family requiring a night or day nurse to assist with a new-born, or someone requiring assisted living due to old age or a debilitating illness or condition. Our caregivers can also assist during the home-based recovery period, following surgery or simply to receive care at home without having to be admitted to hospital. Should you have any special requirements, we will gladly discuss these with you to find a suitable solution to meet your needs. Our caregivers are passionate about their work and you loved one will receive the necessary care, love, compassion, empathy and attention they deserve each day.
Our caregivers can be booked for any duration of time and it is up to the individual and family to decide how long they require help at home. You can also decide on the number of hours you require a caregiver each day. Naturally we will also make recommendations based on our assessment of the patient or person. We believe that each situation is unique and will therefore customise a solution that is best suited to your needs.
just Some of our
areas of practice
With the birth of a baby, a family may experience a lack of sleep due to the baby crying at night, resulting in a lot of stress – all to the detriment of one’s physical and mental health. A mom may also be experiencing pain from a Caesarean section and struggling to get a baby to latch resulting in further sleep deprivation. This is where hiring a night nurse really makes sense. A night nurse is someone who specialises in new born care and will assist a family during the first few weeks of birth (or longer). They can work day or night and assist with a range of tasks such as:
- Feeding the baby. Bringing the baby to mom for feeding, cleaning bottles, bottle preparation, etc.
- Dealing with baby specific issues like circumcision or umbilical cord care, reflux or diaper rash etc.
- Bathing and dressing the baby.
- Pacifying the baby and putting the baby to sleep.
- Keeping nursery clean, tidy and organised.
- Helping to develop an keeping a routine so that the family can get enough sleep.
Our night nurses are very passionate about caring for newborns and have a lot of experience in infant care and premature babies. They are also qualified in Paediatric First Aid & CPR which is very important. As a parent, there is no need to feel frantic. In fact hiring one of our nurses makes a lot of sense and they can make your life a lot easier in so many ways. Studies have shown that chronic sleep deprivation can lead to stress, anxiety and post natal depression and inhibit a mom’s ability to bond with a baby which is so crucial for a baby. A baby nurse can help a mom and dad whom has no support network around and also teach them the ropes of early infant care. They also enable parents to give care and attention to other siblings, so in many ways a night nurse is a life saver.
Growing very old can become incredibly challenging for many people and some elderly people don’t feel the need to transition to a retirement home. They prefer to remain within the comfort of their own home. Some people may not be that old but are struggling through life due to a medical setback or mental illness. This is where assisted living makes a lot of sense and enables elderly people or people with a limitation, disability or impairment, to remain at their present home whilst enjoying the comfort of their own surroundings and independence.
At Nursing Angels we believe that getting older should not mean being immobile, being controlled or getting less out of life. We believe that one should maintain your dignity and live life to the fullest right to the end. Our care givers are the first choice in providing elderly citizens with all the support they need at home to make life a little easier, more joyful and being in control.
Our nurses and care givers are well trained to assist with a multitude of tasks in and around the house. Some of the areas they can assist with may include, bathing and general hygiene, assistance with getting dressed/undressed, bathroom & toilet assistance, general mobility and assistance around the house, light exercise to ensure good blood circulation, treatment of bedsore or other minor injuries and bruises, preparation of meals and washing dishes, house cleaning (limited), providing companionship, administering medication timeously, documenting vital signs and giving feedback.
more about terminal illness
& other care
Taking care of someone that is terminally ill or suffers from a debilitating illness, can be physically challenging and emotionally taxing. This can lead to all different types of stress and frustrations at home. Having to look after someone by yourself, can change your life drastically in so many ways, such as never having any time for one’s self or never being able to be away from home for too long. You almost become a prisoner in your own home. Other family members such as children may also suffer by not get the necessary attention they deserve. These are just a few problems one has to deal with
Our carers ensure that patients maintain a daily routine when it comes to sleeping, bathing, exercising or taking medication. A carer can also focus on ensuring healthy and timely eating habits as well as taking into consideration a patient’s preferences for certain food. Our carers can also see to the physical needs of a patient as well as the spiritual, emotional and psycho-social needs. This includes ensuring that the patient gets sufficient exercise, is pain free, comfortable, eating adequately and regularly visits the bathroom. This plays a big role in ensuring quality of life. Healthy sleeping patterns are also very important. A carer can ensure that a patient get’s enough rest and at the right time. Mobility for a person is very important and our carers are taught the correct techniques to move a patient from a bed to a wheelchair and vice-versa or to change position on a bed to prevent bedsores. It is very important to lift a person in the correct manner so not to hurt him/her or one’s self. Our carers also understand the prevention and treatment of bedsores. A bedsore can be a big discomfort for a patient and so they need to be moved regularly to prevent this from happening.
Grooming and dealing with incontinence by using adult nappies and linen protectors is just another way that our carers or nurses can ensure that a patient feels just a little more dignified. Administering medication on time is vitally important and our carers also encourage the patient to potentially engage in a relaxing activity such as reading or watching a documentary on television or just by having a conversation between the two of them.