Home for the aged

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Security, dignity, comfort and peace in the twilight years of life

For a frail elderly person without family or finances, life can be a terrifying ordeal. Add other various debilitating physical and mental diseases that affect the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and the options become even more limited.

With Government subsidised homes for the aged stretched to the limit, care of these vulnerable elderly people falls onto the shoulders of organisations such as ours.


A haven for the most impoverished and neglected old people

We feel that caring for the elderly is a privilege as each one has made a valuable contribution to society in his or her own way.

For 130 years Nazareth House has provided residential care for aged men and women in desperate need. Many of our residents are wheelchair bound, blind and/or deaf and suffer from dementia, diabetes or hypertension.

A complement of qualified nursing personnel and care workers ensure the dignity and wellbeing of every resident.

The ideal outcome for an elderly resident at Nazareth House, whether it be at our Cape Town or Elsies Rover home, is that they will have an excellent quality of life for as long as possible in a secure and loving environment, and that when they reach their final resting place, they do so in peace and with dignity, surrounded by the love and prayers of the Sisters.

Cape Town & Elsies River

At our home in Cape Town the original stone building stands in the shadow of Table Mountain where Sisters are caring for 42 frail elderly regardless of faith or race.

In 1986 the Sisters of Nazareth identified a desperate need to provide a haven for the frail and impoverished elderly people of this previously disadvantaged community.

Despite political restrictions in the early years, the Sisters of Nazareth opened this 30 bed home to provide nursing residential care to the people of the surrounding areas.

A variety of activities keeps everyone busy and the mind and body stimulated.

Donations of cash or goods are always received with great gratitude. Please click here to donate online