Applying For Admission to an Older Persons’ Residential Facility : Government of South Africa Applying For Admission to an Older Persons’ Residential Facility : Government of South Africa

Name of the Organization : Government of South Africa

Type of Facility : Applying For Admission To An Older Persons’ Residential Facility

Head Office : Pretoria


Admission to an Older Persons’ Residential Facility

** If you are an older person in need of 24-hour care who wants to live in an older persons’ residential facility, you can apply at your nearest social workers’ office or older persons’ residential facility.

Related : Government of South Africa Apply for financial assistance from NSFAS :

To qualify for admission, you must be :

** in need of full-time attendance

** 60 years or more than 60 years old and destitute

** a South African

** receiving an old-age grant or pension fund.

Please note :

** No one can admit you to a residential facility without your consent unless a medical report proves you are mentally unfit to give consent and a court order is issued.

** In case of an emergency a medical report issued by a registered medical practitioner suffices pending the issuance of a court order.

What you should do

** If you do not know of any residential facilities, go to your nearest department of social development office to find the nearest residential facility.

** Complete and return application forms at the residential facility.

Submit the following :

** South African identity document.

** medical report.

** You will undergo a screening test to determine if you qualify for admission and a subsidy.

** If you are too old or sick to travel to the office to apply, ask a family member or friend to apply on your behalf.

** A social worker will arrange a home visit to assess your current living condition.

** If your application is not approved you must be given a reason in writing and you can appeal to the Minister of Social Development.

How long does it take

** Your application will be processed within 14 days. Within 30 days of you applying for admission you will get a response.

Please note :

** Admission to an older persons’ residential facility is subject to availability of beds.

How much does it cost

** Costs may vary.

Forms to complete :

** All forms are available at your nearest older persons residential facility.

Who to contact :

Toll Free Line: 0800 60 10 11


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