Care Practitioners Graduates
25Sep, 2019

Shortage of carers world wide

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0 | September 25th, 2019

If you’re looking for a career path that almost guarantees employment, consider training as a carer.

Especially in the field of elder care, trained carers are always in demand. Currently there are almost 700 million people in the world over the age of 60; this is expected to grow to over 2 billion by 2050, with Africa having one of the faster growing ageing populations.

With the critical shortage of affordable residential facilities for older people, the trend is to encourage elders to remain in their own homes for as long as possible – supported by trained carers as necessary. Carers visit for an agreed number of hours daily to help with bathing, dressing, preparing meals, washing and changing bedlinen, issuing medication, shopping, running errands and providing companionship.

Being well aware of the demand for this service, Tafta has been running Care Practitioners Courses since 2014. The Course is currently pending Accreditation. Our team of well trained and experienced facilitators includes social workers and an occupational therapist with specialist knowledge in caring for old and frail people and those living with a disability, and nursing sisters experienced in chronic disease, mental health, emergency first aid and palliative care.

After completing the 12 week course, graduates are qualified to work at health care institutions, private and government old age homes, or at clients’ private homes. Wherever possible, Tafta assists graduates to find suitable employment through agencies like AllMed, Flo-Line and within our own residences and home based care services.

Courses are held regularly throughout the year at  Tafta’s John Conradie House, South Beach, Durban. Applicants must have a School Certificate (min Grade 10) and a good grasp of English. The cost of the course is R3 500 payable in advance. If you are interested in joining the next course (early 2020), please contact us.