September has truly been a month of new beginnings at the Fisantekraal Centre for Development.
After much anticipation and with tremendous support from the Durbanville community at large, we proudly launched the Frail Care course at our Durbanville training facility on 7 September with 7 eager Frail Care learners.
Deliane Nel and Lynette van der Meijden, registered nursing professionals, have taken on the responsibility of equipping these learners with the skills required for Community Based Care Givers.
- 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 patientâ€™s environment
- Personal care of a patient
- Maintaining health and functionality
- Care of patients with specific problems
- Death and dying
- Basic First Aid
- Caring for an infant, baby or child
We are encouraged by the good relationship we haveÂ with the Aristea Home for the Elderly. They have opened their doors to provide a practical environment in which to implement much of the theory covered in the course.
We trust thatÂ the relationship that FCD has with the Durbanville community will lead to job opportunities for the Frail Care workers that complete the training course.
We invite members of the community with a desire to appoint a frail carer to contact us for the recommendation of a suitable candidate.
We also encourage families to upskill their existing staff (with a heart for caring) by sponsoring them to participate in the frail care course – thereby equipping those with whom families already have a close trust relationship to provide the level of support that the frail require.