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Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa 2021

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 04 June 2021

Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa 2017

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 12 April 2017

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Introduction

This report focuses on residential facilities/old age homes for old people in South Africa, where the elderly population (people aged 60 and over) continues to grow. The growth rate among the elderly increased from 1.1% in 2002-2003 to 3% in 2019-2020. The South African population was 59.6 million according to mid-2020 Stats SA figures, of which 5.4 million people were aged 60 and over. South Africa faces many different healthcare demands and caring for the elderly is expected to become critical in the next few decades as the country is not ready to meet the needs of a growing elderly population. According to the South African Human Rights Commission, old people continue to lack access to adequate healthcare, social support, and other basic services. Government’s social grant amounts for old people and subsidies provided to residential care facilities are insufficient to cover increasing costs, forcing many facilities to close. Despite this, finance minister Tito Mboweni said in his March 2021 budget speech, that expenditure on social grants would reduce by R36bn (2.2%) over the next three years (R5.8bn in the 2021/22 financial year, R10.7bn in 2022/23 and R19.5bn in 2023/24).

Strengths

• Represented by organisations that try to advocate for the rights of old people.

Weaknesses

• Delays in subsidy payments from Department of Social Development.
• Shortage of nurses and trained staff.
• Subsidies have not kept up with increased operating costs.
• There are insufficient affordable facilities.

Opportunities

• Growing demand for residential facilities and frail care centres.
• Increasing older population.
• Not enough affordable facilities.

Threats

• Continued subsidy cutbacks by government.
• Decline in donor funding.
• Increasing operational costs.
• Insufficient funding from government.

Outlook

Demand for care among the elderly is expected to escalate, but South Africa is ill prepared. Many old age homes are on the brink of collapsing. According to The Association for the Aged, there is a shortage of affordable residential facilities for old people. The shortage of trained and experienced nurses, and care workers places further challenges on the sector and the association and several old aged homes said that if government does not review its funding model to include inflation-related subsides, more facilities will close. Armand Bam, head of social impact and senior lecturer on business in society at the University of Stellenbosch Business School said that “operating welfare homes, or any non-profit organisation in fact, is not easy nor cheap, and reliance on pensions and restricted government subsidies just does not go far enough. Whether they are faith-based, charitable or skills-directed, we must not only be ready to benefit from them but be ready to serve them before they disappear.”

Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa
Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa 2021

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.2. Regulations 11
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 13
4.2. Continental 14
4.3. International 16
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 17
5.1. Coronavirus 17
5.2. Economic Environment 19
5.3. Rising Costs 19
5.4. Labour 20
6. COMPETITION 22
6.1. Barriers to Entry 22
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 23
8. OUTLOOK 23
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 23
10. REFERENCES 24
10.1. Publications 24
10.2. Websites 24
APPENDIX 1 25
Summary of Notable players 25
APPENDIX 2 28
Residential Facilities for Older Persons Contact details 28
ORGANOGRAM 138
Residential Facilities for The Elderly 138
COMPANY PROFILES 140
AFRIKAANSE CHRISTELIKE VROUE VEREENIGING 140
ALGOA BAY COUNCIL FOR THE AGED 143
ASSOCIATION FOR THE AGED (THE) 145
BADISA 149
BOIKETLONG OLD AGE HOME 152
BOTSHABELO HAVEN 153
CAPE PENINSULA ORGANISATION FOR THE AGED 154
EXECUTIVE WELFARE COUNCIL OF THE AFM OF SA (THE) 157
FLOWER FOUNDATION RETIREMENT HOMES 159
FREE STATE CARE IN ACTION 162
KWABADALA RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY 165
LIFE ESIDIMENI (PTY) LTD 166
MANGAUNG SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF THE AGED 168
METHODIST HOMES FOR THE AGED (BLOEMFONTEIN) NPC (THE) 170
METHODIST HOMES FOR THE AGED (EASTERN CAPE) NPC 172
METHODIST HOMES FOR THE AGED NPC 175
NEIGHBOURHOOD OLD AGE HOMES 178
PIETERMARITZBURG AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARE OF THE AGED 180
RAND AID ASSOCIATION 183
RESIDENTIA FOUNDATION 186
SILVER CROWN OLD AGE HOME 189
SONOP OLD AGE HOME 190
SOUTH AFRICA RED CROSS SOCIETY NPC (THE) 191
SUID-AFRIKAANSE VROUEFEDERASIE 194
THEKOLOHELONG WELFARE CENTRE 199
YADE CARING ACTION NPC 200
ZANELE MBEKI FRAIL CARE CENTRE 201

Report Coverage

The report on Residential Facilities for Older Persons describes current conditions and the findings and recommendations of the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) investigative report into residential care. Factors influencing the success of the sector, especially the increasing importance of donor contributions, are also included. The report profiles 26 organisations ranging from regional bodies like Free State Care in Action (FSCA) and Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) in the Western Cape to the Residentia Foundation which operates 15 facilities in seven provinces.

Introduction

This report focuses on residential facilities for older persons in South Africa, where the country’s elderly population is projected to double by 2050. The population aged 60 years or older is expected to increase from 7.7% to 15.4% of the total population, from an estimated 4.2 million people in 2015 to 10.1 million people over the next 35 years. With only eight state-run residential facilities for older persons operating in the country, many elderly people requiring accommodation have to turn to often unlicensed and unregulated facilities. There is also a shortage of trained professional nurses and staff who are skilled to take care of older persons which has resulted in incidents of neglect, abuse and even the deaths of residents in some residential facilities.

Strengths

• Well represented by organisations to try and advocate for the rights of older persons.

Weaknesses

• Many unlicensed facilities in operation.
• No systems in place to monitor unlicensed facilities.
• Shortage of nurses and trained staff.
• There are not enough licensed facilities to house older persons in the country.

Opportunities

• Growing demand for residential facilities and frail care centres for older persons.

Threats

• Decline in donor funding.
• Delays in effecting changes in nursing education impacting on the colleges that produce the majority of registered nurses.
• Increasing operational costs are likely to place more pressure on service delivery.
• Subsidy cutbacks by government.

Outlook

With growing numbers of elderly people requiring care and accommodation, the lack of safe, well-run frail care and residential homes for older persons is likely to increase. The shortage of trained and experienced nursing staff coupled with delays by the SANC in accrediting new training courses, is expected to result in even greater risk for residents being cared for by unqualified staff. Despite the many challenges facing the sector, Mr Syd Eckley is cautiously optimistic and stated, “The industry is in a period of transformation with an increasing number of private homes taking in vulnerable older persons.” However, the main concern remains declining access for the poor, which necessitates finding innovative ways to protect the most vulnerable older citizens from neglect, abuse and exploitation.

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Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa
Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa 2017

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $105.19 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 73.63 (USD)*

Historical Reports

Residential Facilities for The Elderly Industry in South Africa 2021-06-04

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $105.19 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

Table of Contents

[ Close ]
PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Regulations 10
4.1.2. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 12
4.2. Continental 13
4.3. International 14
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 15
5.1. Economic Environment 15
5.2. Funding and Sustainability 15
5.3. Labour 17
6. COMPETITION 18
6.1. Barriers to Entry 19
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 19
8. OUTLOOK 20
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 20
10. REFERENCES 20
10.1. Publications 20
10.2. Websites 21
APPENDIX 1 22
Subsidised Residential facilities for older persons in Gauteng 22
COMPANY PROFILES 25
AFRIKAANSE CHRISTELIKE VROUE VEREENIGING 25
ALGOA BAY COUNCIL FOR THE AGED 28
ASSOCIATION FOR THE AGED (THE) 30
BADISA 33
BOIKETLONG OLD AGE HOME 35
BOTSHABELO HAVEN 36
CAPE PENINSULA ORGANISATION FOR THE AGED 37
EXECUTIVE WELFARE COUNCIL OF THE APOSTOLIC FAITH MISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA 40
FREE STATE CARE IN ACTION 42
KWABADALA RESIDENDIAL CARE FACILITY 46
LIFE ESIDIMENI (PTY) LTD 47
MANGAUNG SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF THE AGED 49
METHODIST HOMES FOR THE AGED 51
METHODIST HOMES FOR THE AGED (BLOEMFONTEIN) THE 54
METHODIST HOMES FOR THE AGED (EASTERN CAPE) 56
NEIGHBOURHOOD OLD AGE HOMES 58
PIETERMARITZBURG AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARE OF THE AGED 60
RAND AID ASSOCIATION 63
RESIDENTIA FOUNDATION 65
SILVER CROWN OLD AGE HOME 68
SONOP OLD AGE HOME 69
SOUTH AFRICA RED CROSS SOCIETY (THE) 70
SUID-AFRIKAANSE VROUEFEDERASIE 73
THEKOLOHELONG WELFARE CENTRE 77
YADE CARING ACTION 78
ZANELE MBEKI FRAIL CARE CENTRE 80