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Name of the Organization : Government of South Africa
Type of Facility : Applying For Admission To An Older Persons’ Residential Facility
Head Office : Pretoria
Website : http://www.gov.za/node/727569
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 : www.southafricain.com/1927.html
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