Frail care – Learn to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
13 weeks (The course starts off with 6 weeks of theory, followed by 5 and a half weeks of practical training and study time. The 13th week is spent in the classroom to consolidate the learning experience). The following is covered in the Theory:
Ethics of caring at a Health Care Centre and Private Houses.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and normal.
Taking care of the patient’s environment.
Personal care of a patient.
Care of patients with specific problems.
Maintaining health and functionality.
Death and dying.
Basic First Aid.
Caring for an infant, baby or child.
Learners are placed in old age homes to gain practical experience (without compensation); a practical exam is done towards the end of the 2 month practical period, while on-going evaluation is done by the Sisters in charge of the various institutions.