providing a loving home where all is treated with dignity

A Typical Day at Heartfelt

Routine is of significant importance to each resident's life. We therefore ensure that each resident follows a routine. The day begins with tea in bed. Having been assisted with showering and dressing they enjoy a home cooked breakfast at 09:00 AM.

After breakfast residents usually enjoy relaxing in our big airy lounge with comfy seats, with some of them nodding off for a little nap. Those who are up and about go for a walk on the farm to enjoy the fresh air. Nail care and foot massages also happen during this time.

After morning tea a time of worship is enjoyed, where some residents participate by reading from the Bible and praying.

Dinner is served at 13:00 PM and all meals are home cooked on the premises.

After dinner some of the residents are assisted onto their beds for a rest. Others may relax with a magazine or knit. We all enjoy a good variety of music.

The afternoon programme of activities starts at 15:00 PM. Typical activities include card games, Bingo, painting, reading, bead threading, quizzes, storytelling, colouring in and discussing the news.

The facilitators Elize, Goldie and Antoinette take turns to plan the afternoon activities. They always include some physical activity like taking a supervised walk down the farm road, playing a game of bowls, hitting a few cricket shots or an exercise class. Hitting of balloons and balls keeps everyone alert and responsive, and even the very frail are able to participate.

Supper is served at 18:30 PM and then the sounds of André Rieu or other music fills the room. DSTV provides the viewing of sports matches such as rugby, cricket and Wimbledon.

After supper, each resident is given two sweets from their personal sweet jar.

When the residents are ready, the night carers tuck everyone into bed and keep a close watch, turning and tending them through the night.

What our clients had to say...

"Heartfelt is a haven, a little 'Garden of Eden', where my mom was treated with much love and respect and her dignity was always intact. I enjoyed to visit my mom and drank countless cups of tea on the big veranda overlooking the beautiful garden." - Bini Quin