Care First- staying independent longer

You don’t allow just anybody into your home: it is a place where love and trust are respected. That is why I started Care First Placement Agency. We find trained quality carers you can adopt into your home to keep you in control of your care and independent longer.
This is my press release.

“A project born to give Hope to seniors: Care First Placement Agency.
Stellenbosch has a growing population of seniors who would like to stay independent longer. There are frail care facilities available in the community but it is always a challenge when both partners are not ready for the move or just need minimal support. Sr Marthie Hauptfleisch, a specialist in nursing foot care has identified the opportunity to meet these needs.
“I have had too many people ask me about employing carers and cutting out the middleman whereby carers take the full fee paid by clients, home. Also carers looking for opportunities but not knowing where to start to find the right clients for their skills. This has its advantages and disadvantages: This means that greater care must be taken to place carers with suitable families because this becomes a long term relationship of trust and support. Clients need to feel safe and know that they will be well taken care of even in their most vulnerable life stages. Carers need to feel that they make a difference in the client’s life, giving them quality of life and independence when they need it most.
“We feel that each carer is adopted into a family and becomes part of the family. The disadvantages of a placement agency is that there is no backup carer when a carer takes sick leave and transport is part of the clients and carer’s responsibility to be sorted. The benefits are that the client takes control of who they want and selfmanages their care and companionship according to their needs.”
Clients are assessed for their challenges during an hour consultation with a professional nurse(Sr. Marthie Hauptfleisch) and placements are done by Care Placement Manager(Shaneene Theron). Nursing plans can be put together on request as well as in-service online training courses carers might need for specific client needs e.g. care of clients with Alzheimers, diabetes, stroke or post operative care. These courses will also be available to domestic workers who need to upskill to better meet the needs of the client they are already employed with. Fall prevention and help with assistive devices are also offered.
Carers are registered on an online database capturing their basic education, references and security clearance. This also includes a photo and short video of introduction to simplify the selection process for placement.
Feedback given by clients will help with future employment of carers. Service Placements offered are:
● Companionship
● Respite care(post surgery or holiday break away)
● Transport
● Frail Care
● Child Care
Contact Sr. Marthie Hauptfleisch for more information ​CareFirstFamilySA@gmail.com​ or 0837672701”

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>In the picture: First Orientation Day(Care First Placement Agency) 3 February 2020
From Left to right
Sandra Fish(carer), Sr. Marthie Hauptfleisch(Professional Nurse), Helena Bester(Auxiliary Nurse), Sheneene Theron(Care Placement Manager), Patricia Cloete(carer), Abigail Beukes(carer). Ek weet nie eintlik hoekom ek Engels skryf nie, want huille is almal Afrikaans. Welkom dames! #CareFirst #PartOfTheFamily
>Show 14 February at De Warenmark: it’s Jazz with Sincere Swing(Bram Potgieter)
>Foot-care as usual. Care First Assessments for care/companion placement may also be booked now. The link to sign up as a client or carer is below. I can’t wait to help you better serve your needs.
>Song of the week is: Kyk tog mooi na jouself my ma- I wrote it for my mother who was having surgery on Pretoria 1000 km’s away from me working in Cape Town at the time. She always worked too hard putting others needs first and I thought it was time to tell her to look after herself because she is much loved. (You can request #RADIOAIRPLAY for this song on your favourite radiostation)
🎶Kyk tog mooi na jouself ,my ma🎶

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Vers 1: Ek kan nie jou lewe vir jou ly nie
Kan nie jou drome vir jou bou nie
Verstaan nie die paaie wat jy loop nie.
Tog wens ek jou lewe bly gespaar
al is dit dan net nog ‘n jaar,
Want jy bly die anker wat my hou
Tussenwerpsel: O leef deur my
En sien my kinders groot word
En kyk tog mooi na jouself.
Jy’s geleen aan die wêreld met ‘n rede
Die skaakbord se grootste pion.
Brug: Soms wens ek ek kan jou vashou en in my lewe hou
Maar dan weet ek jy sal wil wegbreek
Jou lewe weereens gee
Vir almal: jou lewe gee
Kyk tog mooi na jouself, my Ma
Vers 2: Ek kan nie sê links of regs is reg nie
Ek kan nie die heelpad saam kom loop nie
Want o hierdie langpad kom van ver
Maar ons het dit saamgeloop, my Ma
daars hierdie naelstring wat ons dra
Oor alles, deur wat ver is, liefde dra…
Nog ‘n tussenwerpsel! :My liefde dra jou hoog as jy soms twyfel aan die lig
My liefde dra jou hoog om jou te troos
Te troos as jy bang is.
Want o my liefde sal jou dra
Kyk tog mooi na jouself, my Ma

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