Range of Services

Post-Operative – to provide care and support for people following a discharge from hospital, typically after an operation or illness.

Most of our clients will leave hospital after having an operation and need someone with them to provide a wide range of care services until they recover and are able to support themselves. Rehabilitation care is a service that allows people to be able to return home rather than being transferred to a residential/nursing home or stay in hospital.

A key factor which was established in 2008 was the belief that people should have the choice to spend their time at home surrounded by family and familiarity.

End of life care in the home is a service that is in increasing demand due to the ability of the care to be specifically tailored to each client’s needs. You can take great pride in providing end of life care and it is very satisfying to know that you have enabled someone to remain at home towards the end of their life.

Live-in care is essential for those who need 24 hour support but want to stay at home rather than moving into residential or nursing care.

We provide personalised, tailored Live-in care to suit the needs, wishes and desired outcomes of the client and their family. Live-in care can come in all shapes and sizes, but the most important thing to remember is that you can tailor the service to suit the client’s needs.

Support at night can be a hard thing to find. It seems that very few companies provide this service but there is a market for it.

There are different types of night care that are affected by the client’s level of need. Sleep-in care require a carer to sleep at the client’s property overnight but they can be disturbed during the night for a short duration of time on no more than 2 occasions. An alternative is wake-in care that requires the carer to be awake throughout the night. This would usually only be required by a client with extensive needs.

Dementia is a condition that is becoming more and more common, and since we were established in 2008 we have provided a range of support tailor made for those affected by Dementia.

Our Dementia and Alzheimer’s care services offers a tailored support package to those affected by these conditions. Our care assessments, staff training and customer support are designed to support those with the early stage of Dementia and those with severe Dementia.

Pet care is a growing market. More and more people are choosing to keep their pets at home whilst they are away.

This service is also ideal for people who work and want the peace of mind that their pets will be walked, fed, toileted and generally checked upon whilst they are away from their property. Other additional benefits include improved security to the property by having a regular visitor whilst the client is away.

Post-Operative provides a tailored service for our clients with physical disabilities to support our clients in their daily lives.

The service we provide for our clients with physical disabilities goes one step further than our competitors. The care service is specially tailored for the individual but furthermore we provide a full evaluation of your home free of charge. This evaluation can be supported by a separate occupational therapy assessment, and we will work with you to help you source equipment or adapt your home.

Providing care for children can arise for a number of reasons. The parent may be recovering from an operation or illness, the child may have an illness of their own, or the child may not have family of their own.

Post-Operative provides services that care for, support and protect children. The overall aim of our care for children services is to provide all children with the support and opportunities that all children deserve. Working with children is very rewarding and it is a real achievement when a child finds their voice and independence.

Personal care covers a wide range of tasks that include:

  • Assisting clients with their personal hygiene and toileting requirements – includes toileting support and changing incontinence pads through to supporting clients with stoma bags and emptying catheters. Our team also assist our clients with showering, bathing, strip and bed washes. 
  • Assistance with medication – this ranges from prompting to collecting medication. 
  • Assistance with meals – this includes preparation of microwave meals and making sandwiches. 
  • Assistance with dressing – this includes helping clients to get dressed, or to dress them fully if they are unable to so themselves.

One of the most common areas people need extra help is around the house or garden, particularly if their level of mobility is not what it once was.

Domestic care covers any number of day-to-day activities from preparing breakfast to loading the washing machine; from changing the bin to replacing a light bulb. Our domestic carers are trained to deal with many different household tasks, completed to the clients own preferences and personal standards. Our staff’s role for this service is to work as part of a team to maintain standards of cleanliness and hygiene within the individual’s home, whilst ensuring a safe, comfortable environment at all times.

Derek Du Toit ~ Franchisee

Assisted Home Nursing was established in 2007 by Derek du Toit, the Founder, to provide home-based elderly care so that people could stay in their homes, which is often the most comfortable and most therapeutic environment.

Home-based care, also called “caregiving” or “assisted living for seniors,” is a safe, personal and comforting alternative to nursing homes. Our services enable the elderly to retain an optimum degree of independence and dignity, thus reducing unnecessary stress for the individual and their family. Derek du Toit identified the need for this vital service 13 years ago. Derek du Toit personally manages areas of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Western Cape.

Our Brand

Most of our clients will leave hospital after having an operation and need someone with them to provide a wide range of care services until they recover and are able to support themselves. Rehabilitation care is a service that allows people to be able to return home rather than being transferred to a residential/nursing home or stay in hospital.

Homecare is one of the biggest growth sectors in the world. The market is growing as a result of increasing life expectancy – many of our Senior Citizens now reach the age of 100 and most people wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. We have an aging population with an increasing care requirement due to physical problems associated with old age but there is also demand for additional specialist care needs for people with conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s and terminally ill patients.

There is a strong desire from all local authorities, voluntary groups, individuals and families for older people to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible.The key indicators show that demand will increase for care, and supply must increase to meet that demand.

This is a business that revolves around the people. Broadly speaking, our services fall into two categories. These are Home Care services and Supported Living.

Home Care

This is where a carer comes into a home to help with practical and personal tasks which include such things as:

  • Washing, bathing, shaving and oral hygiene
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Nail care, hair care, foot care
  • Support with medication
  • Preparing nutritionally balanced diets in line with individual values, beliefs and culture
  • Support with individual programmes of rehabilitation
  • Household tasks including shopping, housework and laundry
  • Care of pets

Supported Living

This enables people with physical disabilities or learning difficulties to take control of their own lives. It provides extra support to enable people to live in their chosen location and community and to access the facilities around them. The level of support provided is personalised to the individual’s needs and can include such things as:

  • Visiting a day centre
  • Going to the local shops or cinema
  • Helping to look after a pet
  • Keep in touch with friends and social contacts

In the areas that we work in we are renowned for the quality of the care that we provide. All care companies should aim to deliver good quality care – we aim to deliver excellent quality care! Our care philosophy treats each of our clients as an individual and ensures that we look after their particular needs. Every one of our clients has a care package designed to meet their individual needs and all of our clients contracts are highly personalised.

What our satisfied clients have to say

"Dear Derek, Thank you so much for all your help and for sending us Hilda. She was our tower of strength throughout this terrible time. You are truly blessed to have her in your employment. Her kindness and patience in dealing with my mom was phenomenal. Her skills and professionalism were greatly admired."
Maggie Stewart
"My sister and I were so relieved to speak to you today. Thank you for your wonderful professional and friendly advice and for putting us at ease."
"Hi Derek, Invoice has been paid. And yes, Dikeledi is doing a great job, so all seems to be going well at the moment. Thank you for the follow up."
"That is AMAZING news you don't understand what a relief this is for all of the children (we have been trying to get him to agree to some form of assistance for 2 years now). I felt really good after our chat and we are really comfortable with this initial arrangement. They will start using you more and more as time goes on (but it is the start that was vital). Most importantly now that we have specialists that can jump in 24/7 (as you say) if anything serious happens. It is sincerely appreciated that you have kept me abreast via email and my dad has given me the same feedback - they are both very happy with this."
"Thank you for your support and service during the course of this year. I cannot express how much I appreciate the service that you offer in today’s society and which goes unappreciated by some quite often. But believe you me, I do appreciate your soft heart and the offering that is extended by servicing the mature people in SA. Stay blessed over the Christmas period and wish you all the best for 2020 and the next decade."
"That story is one of the reasons I decided that my mom would not go an old age home. My grandmother (Mother's mother) was at Queens Village, and the stuff she had to endure was horrendous at times. Two of my mom's friends are there, and we had a friend there who we visited regularly. My brother's father-in-law was also there, and we visited him regularly as well, and every time we found the place in an excellent condition and both people well cared for. But, even there, she would definitely not get cared for 100% as your staff have done at our house. And if anything goes wrong, she is right here. Don't have to waste precious time getting to her at some remote location. Nellie and Nicole are real stars too. Catch you again."
Gerald Swart
"Morning Derek! Thank you for your flexibility and approach, really appreciate it as it has been difficult to know upfront how Mel would progress. We have the surgeon follow up appointment this Monday as it is 3 months since the accident and are hoping that she can begin walking soon again. As such the lady who helps us twice a week can just pop in as and when needed on the days she is not working and we will then not be needing the carer service, so please do take this as notice thereof. We are very grateful for the service and kindness that you and Christabel have provided; I will very happily be a reference and recommend AHN to other people who may be in need of this care and service."
Candi Smith
"Good Evening Derek I hope you are well. Please could I extend the services of Brenda for my mom for the month of November and possibly, more than likely, December too. The doctor is battling to get my mom's meds right. She is suffering a lot. The doctor has put her on Cloment with huge side effects. Doctor is hoping to get her off this as soon as possible. Brenda has been a tremendous help and such a kind and loving companion to my mom. She is amazing. Thank you, I am so grateful for this! Have a good evening further."
Tracy Daubern

The Latest News and Events

Care over the festive season

Date: 20 November 2019

As the Festive Season approaches, families with parents who cannot be unattended at home while their children go away on holiday. Our certified home health care workers can render certain hands-on care and help seniors with their activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming and ambulation. Our trained caregivers and nurses will prompt and remind clients to take their chronic medication on time.

If you are in need of a well-deserved break over the Festive Season - leave your loved one in the hands of our competent staff. Book one of our staff now over the Festive Season. Email now to book one of our staff:

Contact us using the details below or fill in the form and let us know what your needs are.

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Sandton -26.104600, 28.054500 Sandton Derek du Toit – Franchise Owner Office number: 062 8620696 Website: