Old age home

The Organization provides physical care which includes providing
personal hygiene such as toileting, grooming ,dressing, bathing, oral
hygiene, feeding the elderly people with three nutritious meal,
transport and escorting the elderly to local clinics and hospital for
collection of their medication and checkups, give medications
according to the Doctors instructions , the elderly people are
encourage to use outdoor areas for the sun exposure and assist the
elderly to do mild exercises with the help of the trained
physiotherapist assistant

The care givers are the members of the health care team who assist
the nurse in administering the physical and the social welfare of the
elderly people. They provide oral hygiene, toileting, grooming and
dressing the elderly people. The caregivers ensure that the elderly is
being properly well taken care of. The elderly people of Abalindi
Welfare Society are fed nutritious meal three times a day Abalindi
welfare Society provides three nutritious meal per day, in the
morning the elderly get maize meal porridge and jungle (it is
optional where the elderly people choose between the two) bread
with either peanut butter, polonies, cheese, eggs and tea. The Lunch
time- the elderly people either have pap, rice, or jeqe with chicken
curry, beef curry, vegetables, cabbage. All lunch goes with a fruit
orange, apple and banana.

The Supper- elderly people either have
rice or pap with vegetable curry, fish or meat. It depends on the
menu of the day. All supper are served with the cup of tea. During
feeding of the frail aged residents, the care givers prepare the soft
food to ensure that swallowing is happening. For example they
prepare butter nut and soup.

The elderly are encouraged to go outside and sit in a chair or
wheelchair to be exposed to the sun due to the fact that the elderly
are at risk for vitamin d deficiency. In the absence of vitamin D, the
elderly person deteriorates. The outdoor areas allow the elderly to
produce vitamin D naturally via the skin.
The elderly people are escorted by the care givers to the local
clinics and Hospital to collect the medication, to treat minor ailments
and for checkups. The elderly usually go to the clinic and hospital to
maintain adherence. Medication is prepared by the care workers to
ensure that the elderly people took the correct dose and to avoid
defaulting on medication.