Mental illness

Elders battle mental health issues

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Despite the recent easing of lockdown restrictions, many of us are not finding it easy to bounce back from the stress, anxiety and depression felt over the past year. This is especially true of the elderly. In recent months, Tafta social workers have identified ten new cases of mental illnesses within our Homes, bringing the number of elders affected to 207, or 13% of the total Tafta elder population. Special care Elders suffering from mental illness may need round the clock care, for their safety and the safety of others. […]
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New suppliers on board

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Tafta is excited to announce the appointment of two new suppliers to our organisation in the next few weeks. From Monday, 15 March 2021, we welcome the Durban South Skills Development (DSSD) Laundry, which will provide laundry services for Tafta homes from a new base at John Dunn House in Wentworth. We love supporting local community businesses, especially when they provide employment for people with disabilities. We wish owner, Adele Walker, everything of the best in this new partnership with Tafta. From 1 April 2021, we will be using a […]
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Dealing with grief

Dealing with grief during Covid

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Since March last year, over 50 000 South Africans have died of Covid-19. Add to this the normal number of deaths from other diseases, accidents and natural causes, and you realise that hundreds of thousands of people are mourning the loss of loved ones right now. Coping with grief at any time is distressing. Losing someone during the coronavirus pandemic, whether to COVID-19 or to other causes, brings additional challenges. In cases where the deaths were unexpected and sudden, you might feel shocked and totally unprepared. Apart from the normal […]
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