Lists of Care Service Providers for the Elderly in Nigeria

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My elderly parents aging gracefully

Lately, I see and hear about a lot of elderly people struggling with health challenges that come with old age. Many children hide their aged mom or dad at home and yet can not care adequately for them. A lot are frustrated with the large turnover of maids they have to hire for their elderly. I am basically through this post trying to provide information about where anyone in need of care services for their elderly can get help in Nigeria. This list was inspired by a story I had written earlier: An Old Woman Imprisoned by her children guarded by an uncontrollable maid.

How can we help the aged age gracefully? It is by being informed about how to care for them.  Below is a list of contacts that might help. I will continue to update the list from time to time as I get more information.

Note: I am not by this post endorsing any of these elderly care service providers. Please make proper inquiry before engaging their services.

  1. Ages Nigeria

(African Gerontology Society) yinkajomale@yahoo.com, gerontologyages@yahoo.com 08036706003

2. Rossetti Care,

Wahabi Olayiwola Layout, Tose, Moniya, Ibadan, Nigeria.
(off the Lagos /Ilorin expressway)
Tel: +234(0) 7068 633 627
email: info@rossetticare.com

3. Wellcare Home Medicals
65, Rasaq Balogun Street,
Off Adebola Street,
Off Adeniran Ogunsanya Street,
Surulere,
Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: (+234) 01-740 3087

4. Regina Mundi Home for the elderly
Address:
142/144 Agege Motor Road,
Mushin, Lagos.
Phone No: 08074588402, 08074589436, 08074589455
Email: info@reginamundimushin.com

5. Winiseph Care Home
326 , Adeyemo Akapo Street, Omole Phase I, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

6. Family Ark Mission: Agency for the Aged (Non- Profit Organization.
Provides services to inspire, enable and support elderly persons.
Contact: Family Ark Mission Centre, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria
Email: familyarkprojects@gmail.com
Website: http://www.familyarkmission.org/

7. Rock Garden Homes:
Contact:
Location: 191/193 Okeletu – Ijede Road, Elemu Bus Stop, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone : +234-8144-055-979
Email : info@rockgradenhomes.com
Website : http://rockgardenhomes.com/

8. Blue Gate Home Care- HealthCare Agency
Contact:
51, Jubril Martins Street, Surulere, Lagos
Phone: 07060851423, 08025752474
Email: bluegateagency@gmail.com
Website: www.bluegatehomecare.com

9. Alpha Nursing Agency – Care for the Aged in their homes
Contact:
38, Oyewole Street, off Shyllon Street, Ilupeju Palmgroove Lagos.
Phone: 08023215356, 08154782424
Website: www.alphanursingagencyng.com

10. Divine Senior Citizens Palace

PDCOS  Akoso Ibadan. Down General Gas.

(234) 803-4115168

info@scphomes.com

Contact: 0813587562, 08177319368.12.

12. Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Center operates rehabilitation services for the elderly: Occupational therapy, meet new friends, day care.University College Hospital, Ibadan

Contact 07030272125

13. Miradora Care Homes

No. 24 Ibironke Crescent,
Maryland, Mende, Lagos,
Phone No: +44 794 9094 076
00234 813 460 1328,
Email: enquires@mdlhl.com

14. Pope John Paul II Good Samaritan Home, Calabar, Rivers State.

15. Blue Torch Home Care Limited

Address:

No 2 Chike-Egwuonwu Crescent, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, by Emeka-Abalu Junction along Mike Torey Road.

Tel: 07035774494

16. Assisted Living Homecarers Limited.

Located at 36,Alaafin Avenue, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan. Tel number 0807 6336273,

e-mail  assistedlivinghomecarers@gmail.com

 Adebisi Adetunji (C)

54 thoughts on “Lists of Care Service Providers for the Elderly in Nigeria

  1. You do not open a care home to make money. You must be trained,having the interest of caring for the aged. Being a nurse does not make you a carer. I had visited some home that in a room ,you have two occupant,an introvert and extrovert ,this is an abuse. Looking after an elderly person ,you must be prepared to offer ,choice,dignity., respect and .privacy. What I see in NIgeria is not what I am trained as a professional carer. It is a pity that no policies in place to work with the elderly in Nigeria,this is the reason ,someone will have untrained person and call them carers.
    We can all come together to put things in place to regularize care providers in the country.

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      • We are a team of graduate nurses just coming up.For now we are stictly into home care nursing.We do not have an assisted living facility so you can contract us to give professional care to your elderly loved one in their/your home.That way,you wouldnt feel the pressure to care for them or the “guilt” of neglet because of the societal beliefs and they wouldnt feel the despair of dependence.
        You have other things calling for your attention(job,relationship,school,family,kids etc),so give that responsibility to us and we do it professionally. we’ll give you constant update such that you feel like a part of the whole care without necessarily feeling the direct pressure.send us a request on watsapp @ 08062858851

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  2. Good mrng Bisi we are a new Care Agency for the elderly in Ibadan. We emp!oy and train highly professional individuals. We are taking off in April. Our name is Assisted Living Homecarers Limited. We are located at 36,Alaafin Avenue, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan. Tel number 0807 6336273, e-mail add. assistedlivinghomecarers@gmail.com. Thanks

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  3. Together with my siblings we are looking for a permanent Home Care service for our aged parent who is with a heath issue but the question nagging at us is, ‘Is this option an acceptable one in our society and culture?’. Idayat Olu.

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    • Hello Idayat, thanks for stopping by this page and raising your concern. We get a lot of opinion about engaging service providers or putting our aged in a home. In our interviews many elders will like to live in familiar environment, their own home. But some other elders think it is OK, especially when there is a serious health challenge that can not be handled by their children. And sometimes if the children are far away from home then a home might be an option. The essence of an elderly care home is to rid our elders of Loneliness and to also enable them receive care.
      In your own particular case I will suggest that you can higher trained health care providers to come and offer home care services either in your aged parent’s place or yours depending on where mama or baba is staying.
      If it is a serious illness that has made your aged parent immobile then you need to take him/her for expert care.
      Seek out these available carers and discuss your best options. Most importantly regardless of what culture says you love your aged parent and you should seek the best care option to make him /her more comfortable in their old age. So long as you don’t abandon them. If it is a elderly home you eventually choose please ensure that you visit all the time and monitor the carers to ensure that they are offering quality, loving and safe services.
      Hope this is helpful but if you have more questions you can email on bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

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  4. God bless u for ur good work sir.Pls kindly recommend a good old people home for my mum.She has health challenge I can’t handle alone and I have a baby with me.Pls an affordable one sir because we are managing too.I stay in Abuja.

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  5. hun, very nice article and great people we have here. Bisi you are so blessed,my mind is heavy and having a care home for the elderly has been a dream especially when i lost my parents due to lonliness and improper care at 27days interval. can someone pls help me develop and make my dream a reality by helping with the starting point and possible places i can get acurate training concerning adult care. my email address is helenogbebor1103@gmail.com.thank you

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  6. Dear Ms. Modupe,

    Thanks for this v useful blog. It is an area that has long cried out for help beyond the colonial-era OLD PEOPLE’S HOME at Yaba, Lagos. While matters like weddings and related sub-industries have taken off like rockets, ageing people have been left either to themselves or, if they have offsprings who can afford it, they can, at least employ domestic help who would supervise, if a bit, from distant lands.

    It is heartening to read comments here from, especially entrepreneurs who are testing the waters, even if tentatively.

    I feel confident that with our natural tendency towards care and respect for age, those trying to earn a living by helping our older people live a good, healthy and happy old age should find fruitful harvest. They must, however bear in mind that it’s unlikely to be the kind of business that Nigerians like: quick returns with nocommitment to the welfare of the people.

    Regards,
    TOLA.

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  7. Quite interesting I must say…Am currently on a research mission for old peoples home and I
    Would like to know the challenges associated with running a care home in Nigeria.
    I would also Appreciate Architectural demands (if any) associated with the care homes you know.

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    • Hello Nonso, thanks for stopping by. A few Challenge attached to running an elderly home;
      * Not enough trained carers
      * Funds to provide a top notch facilities with necessary equipments.
      * Acceptance of the idea of engaging carers or enrolling elderly persons in homes when necessary. Society views this as abandoning ones aged.
      * Regulation is also an issue. A bill on care of the elderly was just signed into law recently so we are just going to begin to find our way around the issues.
      * lack of information or knowledge about services available on the care of the elderly makes for low patronage of homes.
      *Affordability.

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    • Hello Aderonke,
      Thank you for visiting my page and for your kind words too. For now I don’t have any information about vacancy in any of the above listed elderly service providers. However I suggest you visit their website and send an email. Thanks

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  8. Hi All, this is an awesome blog to visit. I am happy to visit this. In fact at first i was almost sure there is nothing existing in this space in Nigeria save for what is existing in foreign countries. I am so glad that a few well meaning Nigerians actually have something going. Thank you so much Bisi for throwing insights on this, this is a very helpful blog, i was actually seeking out to confirm where i can take a visit to. For such a venture to thrive in Nigeria we need first sincere and dedicated care givers, who would have a passion to showing care and not just for the money making part of it, we would also need government grant to support the structural development and funding of the needs of the home. Also an introduction of a very good curriculum to engage the minds of the old people would be necessary. Well done and Kudos to ALL. I will love to be part of the vision development of the scheme.

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  9. A lot of elderly care agencies are coming up in Nigeria,but are they qualified or glorified house help. In U.K where I trained and worked for over a decade in care industry, there are so many inspections, regulations that the government put in place. How do you check the carers ,credit check,police reports etc. I am hoping that University Teaching Hospital ,Ibadan,will continue with the training of the carers. We had a lot of meetings , some did not turn for all the meetings held for agencies by the Anenih Geriatric Department. Can you allow someone abusing your parents, I heard a lot. You employ unqualified carers and you get what you pay for. It is a shame,you must have passion for the job, elderly care is broad ,it is a profession. I rose to the level of Operations Director before I retired. I do domiciliary care ,as Nigeria is not yet ripe for residential or nursing care.Foundation into care is paramount.National Vocational centers has to be established and City and Guild approved. I hope am communicating to the agencies here.

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    • Thank you Margret for sharing your thoughts on the need to have trained and passionate carers and service providers for the elderly in Nigeria.
      That services are springing up is a good sign that attention is been drawn to the area of providing care services for the elderly. I believe the way forward is to perhaps seek to bring everyone involved to a round table to better educate ourselves. And we may need to take the approach of an Association of elderly care group in Nigeria where everyone can have a sense of belonging. Once sceptisms are put aside we might be able to encourage more carers to get trained. Again a “Free training” at first may be the carrot to draw people in.
      Government policy of also needs to be in place in order to achieve checks and balances. Let’s just start somewhere.

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  10. Good Evening, am so glad to be here.My name is Goddy Umoh from Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Pls am asking to know whether there is a Home care service in our state. Uyo specifically. Because am looking for who to train and mentor me in this service. Thanks

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  11. My heart melt at this great service to humanity, I have long to do this ,I mean own one. I really need a guardian or better a mentor, I never knew we have things like this in this country, I have only heard of it abroad. You are doing a great work. Thanks.

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  12. Hi Bisi, so glad to find your site and to know that there is care for elderly. I am in search of a care home in Lagos for my Mum. Is there one that you can recommend. Once again I commend you for your great work.

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  13. Hi all, this discussion is so so interesting. I have had an insight of starting up an old peoples aside from the ones owned by churches. I felt for my aged late father when he was alife as I observed how lonely he was having no one to always talk and cannot even go out. He cant even go out anymore. No wonder nobody wants to grow old, everyone wants ever be young. I just decided to check online if there are people of like minds out there. Am so happy that I found you all. I will like to join this great team achieve the goal of putting up old people homes. Do we have a page on facebook or whatsap?

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    • Thank you for stopping by. Glad to have you here. I encourage you to pursue the idea of starting an elderly care service. We need more of this in Nigeria. We do not have a page yet on Facebook or whatsapp…sounds like a great idea though. It is something I might try out in the future.

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  14. it is waoh to stumble on this site. another geriatric care provider in Ondo and Ekiti is western healthcare consult. contact no: 07059892969

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  15. Hello Bisi,

    I love your article and the attention on the elderly who are ignored in the society. We all act like we will never grow old especially those in government and policy makers who do not think it is important to make provisions for the elderly in the society.
    Please can you refer me to a good care service in Umuahia, Abia State? Most on the list are in Lagos and Ibadan. Thanks

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