Video: Where Next?

Jah-Jireh – Where Next?

Jah-Jireh Charity Homes has come a long way since its founding over 30 years ago. Since demand for its services continues to rise around the world, further homes are planned for the future. This video gives a quick look at what has been accomplished and asks: “Where Next?”

 

[This video was made in 2012 and obviously things have changed since then, but we still feel that this video gives an accurate representation of the care provided for our elderly ones in the UK] This Video was origionally posted by Jah-Jireh Charity Homes, in August 2016


Welcome to Jah-Jireh Homes South Africa

Jah-Jireh Homes Care specifically for Elderly and Infirm Jehovah’s Witnesses in a safe and spiritual environment.

Jah-Jireh Homes South Africa

The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: To look after widows and orphans in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.‘ – James 1:27

What is Jah-Jireh?

Jah–Jireh is set up to care for elderly & infirm dedicated, baptised Jehovah’s Witnesses in a loving spiritual environment.

The Need for Jah-Jireh

As times grow ever more critical and the pressures of caring for oneself and family increase, there is a growing need here in SA to look after our aged brothers and sisters. Many who are currently in care facilities country-wide find themselves surrounded by those who do not know or love Jehovah.

How Can You Help?

You may have a property to donate for the establishment of a care-giving facility. Volunteers may offer their time and expertise to assist those who are residents. Hairdressers and physiotherapists are some services that will be required. Alternatively, you may have some disposable assets which you would like to use as a donation. Please contact us with your enquiries.

Contact Jah-Jireh for more infomation

Call Rod de Witt on 084 314 4166

About Jah-Jireh

The name Jah-Jireh is scripturally based and essentially means: Jehovah Provides.

Gen 22: 14 says: ” And Abraham began to call the name of that place Je‧ho′vah‐ji′reh. This is why it is customarily said today: “In the mountain of Jehovah it will be provided.

Jah-Jireh Homes have been in existence in the United Kingdom for over 27 years and in Canada for over 13 years. Other homes have been established in South Korea and Poland.

There is a great need for facilities for our elderly and infirm brothers and sisters that cater to their particular needs.

WHAT MAKES JAH-JIREH DIFFERENT TO OTHER CARE HOMES?

At Jah-Jireh Homes across the world, there are programmes to care not only for the physical needs of our older brothers and sisters but also their spirituality.

Here is just a short list of some of the spiritual activities happening at different Jah-Jireh Homes:

  • Days text, daily bible reading and weekly family worship

  • Meeting preparation and learning to use the workbook

  • Facility to watch the meetings live if unable to attend

  • A literature trolley kept in the home for residents use

  • Some congregation ministry groups meet at the homes which residents like to sit in on even if unable to go out

  • JW Broadcast monthly programme

  • Spiritual ‘coffee mornings’ which we are told the residents love

  • All homes have arrangements to attend the convention. For those unable to attend, provisions have been made for them to watch live the same weekend or downloaded to watch in separate sessions.

Prayers are offered regularly as and when appropriate or requested by the residents. Many homes also have trustees assigned to each home who regularly visit and spend time listening to the residents and offering support and bible based advice.

Want To Know More or Help Out?

We would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved or organise any spiritual activities in the home. Some of our more able-bodied residents get such joy from spending a short time on street work or cart witnessing.

Please email:rodrbccapetown@gmail.com

Caregiver Services Offered

Are you or a loved one in need of additional assistance in your own home?

Feel free to speak to us about professional caregivers who are both members of the Christian congregation and also well trained professional caregivers in your area.

How Can You Help?

There are two ways you can assist Jah-Jireh South Africa

Donations

If you would like to make a donation toward the running of Jah-Jireh or the establishing of a new Jah-Jireh Home please contact:

Rod De Witt on ph. 084 3144 166

You may want to make a once-off cash donation or even leave donations in your will.  Other brothers and Sisters prefer to use a stop-order to make regular smaller donations to our funds. Contact us to see how you can go about doing that.   On the other hand, you may have a property to donate for the establishment of a care-giving facility. Perhaps you have some disposable assets which you would like to use as a donation.

We are grateful for the contributions and help we receive, whether it be financial or volunteering your time.  Please contact us with your inquiries.

Volunteering

Volunteers may offer their time and expertise to assist those who are residents.

Hairdressers and physiotherapists are some services that are always required. Also, those who are willing to help our older brothers and sisters to read and enjoy some conversation.

Please contact us if you would like to volunteer your time or skills to help.

Bethel Tours

We regularly arrange fundraising tours to the South African Bethel to help our service grow. Feel free to contact us to find out about the cost associated with visiting the local branch from your area.

If you would like to see the results of the recent extensive building works like the huge shipping department warehouse and audio-visual centre or are interested in the new MAN press then you really should visit our local branch and see all the work that is being done by our hard working brothers and sisters

Jah-Jireh Milnerton

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Jah-Jireh Milnerton in Cape Town overlooking the famous Table Mountain and Robbin Island is a low care facility with space for 10 couples or individuals.

The home features an additional 2 rooms for caregivers as well as a convalescent room for some of our hard working Missionary or Bethel brothers and sisters to use after medical procedures at hospitals and clinics in the city.

The home also features a large outdoor area with swimming pool and upstairs deck (with braai facilities) which residents can book out to entertain friends.

A weekly Wednesday morning letter writing group enables local brothers and sisters to associate with residents while working with them in this aspect of their ministry.

The large lounge offers residents the opportunity to enjoy JW Satellite broadcasting and is the venue for the weekly family worship evening.

A Quick Look At Some of the Rooms

Contact Us

For additional information about Jah-Jireh South Africa please contact Rod de Witt on

084 314 4166 or 021 555 3349

FAQs

You will no doubt have some questions about how Jah-Jireh works and whether it will be a good fit for you. We have gathered some common questions and the answers to help guide your decision.

Can I bring my own pets?

Unfortunately not. At present we have reached our allowed limit. At the home, there is already a cat, a dog as well as an African Grey parrot and lovebird.

Can my unbelieving mate also stay in Jah-Jireh?

Unfortunately not. Due to our limited facilities, we have to keep to our mission statement of caring for baptized Witnesses.

Can I bring my own furnishings, linen, curtains etc?

Yes with pleasure. It may, however, mean that some items will not be suitable for your room.

Is there inside parking for my car?

There is limited parking behind locked gates for 6 cars at the moment. This can change at any moment. A parking is not guaranteed, so parking in the street is a possibility.

Do I get a dedicated parking bay?

There is communal parking with no dedicated bays.

Do I have to eat all 3 provided meals?

Not at all, but we do not discount the monthly fee if you decide to do so.

Can I do my own washing and ironing?

Of course, once the other residents’ needs have been serviced, you may use the washing machine and Elna press.

Can my immediate family stay over while visiting me at Jah-Jireh?

If we have vacant rooms at the time, they may hire the rooms and enjoy a full service stay at rates to be agreed at the time.

Can I connect up my own TV, DSTV?

Yes, you may. There is a TV point in each room and a communal satellite dish.

Must I have my own TV License?

Yes, you will need one. There is no communal TV license.

Can I change any of the fixtures in my room?

Yes with an undertaking to restore the room should you ever leave.

Can I later move from a single room to a double room and pay the extra?

Only if you marry. We would not like to deprive a couple of the opportunity.

Can I cook in my own room?

No, but you use your own microwave oven and kettle in your room.

Can I entertain my personal visitors at Jah-Jireh?

Yes, we have a guest lounge and a covered braai area which you can book in advance or use if not occupied.

What happens if I or my family cannot pay the monthly fee in advance?

It will mean you need to move out within that month so that waiting list can be reduced.

Can you accommodate my strict dietary preferences or needs?

That may prove difficult. You should be very specific on your application form.

Can I hire my own cleaner to come in and assist me?

No, we want to make good use of local volunteers. You can expect a good cleaning service.

What happens if I cannot give the required 2 calendar months notice?

Your deposit will take care of the 1 month and we can negotiate the outstanding amount with you and your family.

What must I do about load shedding?

Not too much, apart from caring for your electronic devices. We have an emergency lamp in each room and a gas cooker for the Home’s kitchen.

Do I have an automatic right to move into the next Jah-Jireh home for higher levels of care?

There is no automatic right but you would obviously enjoy preference.

Must I buy my own prepaid electricity?

Not necessary. We buy prepaid for the Home.

Must I buy my own internet data?

Yes at the moment. We hope to have internet service for our residents soon.

What happens if I have a disagreement with other residents or the management?

You would handle it according to Scriptural directives.

What happens if I get disfellowshipped?

It is graded as an automatic notice to vacate with that same month.

What happens if I get incapacitated?

If we are unable to provide you with the extra level of care needed, you would need to move to a higher care facility.

What happens if I die?

Your family or executor will need to clear out your belongings so we can prepare the room for our next resident.

Can I choose which room I get?

Yes, if there is a choice available at the time.

What support is there to help me physically settle into and get used to my room?

Our staff and the other residents are on hand each day and night to help you. They have all been there themselves and can be very comforting and helpful.

Can I install my own Telkom line in my room?

No, but you may use a mobile phone.

Am I allowed to offer suggestions to the management?

Yes, of course, in fact, they are very helpful for us.

When do prices go up?

Usually in January each year. We try to limit the increases to a CPI index.

If I leave, how will I remember what belongs to me?

When you move you, you could give us a list what you brought and what we provided for you.

Can I give Jah-Jireh general power of attorney in case I become incapacitated?

We prefer you to use your family or close friends to prevent any accusations against our staff.

Are the effects in my room insured?

No, so you will want to arrange that yourself if needed.

Is my vehicle insured on the premises?

No, so you may want to arrange that yourself if needed.

Do my family receive a payout if I die?

Only if you have arranged this privately.

If electricity, water, sewer etc are down, can I claim a refund?

Unfortunately not.

Who pays for any repairs to the structure in my room?

We carry those costs.

Who pays for repairs to my personal belongings?

You would carry those costs.

Who cleans my room?

Our staff and volunteers clean your room.

Must I make my own bed and keep my own room tidy?

We would like you to do this, please.

Can I sometimes order room service?

Yes if it is convenient for our staff and volunteers.

Can I lock my room so that no one else has access?

We must have access to all rooms at all times for obvious reasons.

Can Jah-Jireh help me draw up or amend my Will?

We prefer that you ask your family or close friends to arrange that for you. An attorney is strongly recommended.

Can Jah-Jireh go and do my banking for me?

We prefer that you ask your family and close friends to do that for you.

Can I run a small business from my room?

It would depend on what the business is. It would be wise to discuss this upfront.

Can I keep matches and candles or gas cylinders in my room?

We could not allow this for fire safety reasons.

What should I do if something in my room is not working?

Please let our duty manager know so we can get assistance for you.

Can I hang pictures on the wall?

Yes, with an undertaking to patch and repaint should you vacate.

Can I paint my room a different colour?

Yes, after discussing your choice with us first and then undertaking to repaint when you vacate.

Can I get contractors to do work for me in my room?

No, but we have many volunteers who could likely assist you. We need to control access at all times.

If I am in a single room, can I be forced to move and share with someone?

No, we will not break our agreement with you.

What happens if Jah-Jireh burns down and I have nowhere to go?

We will attempt to find you alternate temporary accommodation while the insurers rebuild the property. If our next homes are available, we will move you across there should you accept that.

Is there a medical service on the site?

There is not. While we have first aiders on site and a visiting doctor occasionally, you will need to arrange your own medical needs.

Can I be asked to leave?

Yes, this may unfortunately happen. However, we will follow all Scriptural guidelines.

Can my visitors be asked to leave?

Yes. if they cause a disturbance to our other residents.

Can I bring a trailer, caravan, second car?

Unfortunately not as space is limited.

Can I bring gardening equipment?

Yes and we encourage you to take on some gardening duties.

Can I replace globes and fittings in my room?

Yes. We would recommend LED globes to reduce electricity consumption.

Can I volunteer to regular chores to help the Home?

Yes, please. We encourage this as we want you to feel this is your home too.

Am I expected to do chores in the home?

No, but we would encourage this.

Can jah-Jireh transfer my agreement to another Company without my knowledge?

No, we may not unilaterally break our agreement with you.

Can I pay for 12 months accommodation in advance to secure a discount?

Unfortunately not.

Is there a guaranteed transport service for meetings, assemblies, field service, shopping etc?

No, but is likely our other residents or publishers in your congregation will gladly assist you.

Must I bring a doctors certificate to say I can live at Jah-Jireh?

No, but a frank assessment of your current medication and condition is required.

Is there an emergency call button in my room?

Not yet, but we hope to soon install them.

If I am in hospital or on holiday must I still pay my full fee?

Yes, please.

Is Jah-Jireh owned and operated by the SA Bethel?

No, it is a private initiative run as a Trust with 3 elders as Trustees.

Can I buy my own room and become the owner?

Unfortunately not.

Can I sublet my room for either a short or long term?

Unfortunately not.

Who decides that I must move because I need more care?

This is usually a decision taken after consultation with our staff, volunteers and your family.

Do I get any personal amenities for my sole or personal use? 

Unfortunately not.

As a single person may I share a double room to reduce costs?

Yes, if we have double rooms open at the time and you and your roommate apply at the same time for the room and are both accepted. However, please bear in mind you would become responsible for the full cost if one of you has to leave Jah-Jireh.

Are there arrangements for transport for recreational outings?

Not yet, but we will soon have that service

Where is the closest Private hospital?

It is Milnerton Medi Clinic 1 km away

Where is the closest Government hospital?

Tygerberg Hospital about 10 kms away

Where is the closest Government clinic?

Du Noon Clinic – 236 Potsdam Road, Killarney Gardens

Does the home provide wheelchairs and walkers?

We have some donations of these items if these are available you are welcome to make use of them.

What forms of entertainment are available for residents?

JW Satellite, regular group exercises, a large swimming pool for summer, visits from local publishers, puzzles and more.

May I bring interested people and Bible studies to visit at the Home?

Yes, please do.