About Us

SOWETO HOME FOR THE AGED

Without the past, the future would not exist.

About Us

The Soweto Home for the Aged is a registered non-profit organization that was established in 1988. The Home was borne out of the desperate need to provide care for the homeless, the destitute, the neglected and the needy elderly persons of Soweto and the neighbouring areas. The Home consistently engages in civil society, public and private sector organizations to help become partners in shaping the lives of their senior citizens.

The Soweto old age home is currently caring for 122 elderly persons with full board and lodging, and full service delivery in the best interest of the older person. The residential structure consists of 6 cottages that accommodates non-frail elderly, and a frail wing that consists of 5 rooms for males and 5 rooms for females with a total of 57 residents. The frail wing employs Professional Nurses and Health Care workers that provide 24 hr medical care and check-ups.

The Home receives an annual Social grant but further depends largely on donations and voluntary work. It is the objective of the Soweto Home to continue in its work of caring for the aged, and establishing a safe and healthy environment for the elderly and the destitute.

Residents are classified into three Categories (Groups):

Group 1: Those who are relatively healthy and independent

Group 2: The semi-dependent (e.g. Blind, Amputees, Semi-paralysed, etc.)

Group 3: Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Vision

To expand the program of caring for elderly persons and to upgrade the living standard of the elders.

Mission Statement

  • To develop a world class accommodation for the elders.
  • To introduce programs, such as physio and mental therapy, counseling and the activities that has got to do with the well-being of the elders.
  • To introduce recreation, such as handcraft chess, draft, entertainment and more.
  • To establish branches within the duristriction of the areas of Johannesburg.

Objectives

  1. To promote the welfare needs of the old people living in these areas, spiritually, socially, culturally, educationally and physically.
  2. To build old age home/homes in these areas that shall accommodate the aged people, service centers and approved dwelling schemes.
  3. To create facilities that shall be used for the promotion of the ideals set out in bullet 1.
  4. To liase and co-operate with other organizations of similar interests with those of the organization.
  5. To do all things as may be conducive to the attainment of the objectives.
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