1. Care Giver Course
*R 2,500.00 deposit on registration
*R 2,150.00 after week 2
*R 2,150.00 after week 5
Life Health Care Learning Centre
91 Leader Rd
The training course is conducted over nine consecutive Saturdays. This is followed by a 3 week practical on weekends, at a care facility (Hospital, Old Age Home and Orphanage). Training starts at 8:30 am until 3:30 pm each Saturday.
Training is conducted by a professional registered nurse, with 40 years experience across a wide spectrum of specialities, which include Neonates, Labour ward, Neuro Medical, Neuro Surgical, Theatre, Pediatrics, ICU & Highcare and Midwife.
Trainees will receive a certificate after completing the course as well as a written and practical exam. A 3 week practical work assignment will follow at a care facility, after the training. During the practical, assessments will be carried out by a staff nurse. The practical work is deemed community service, and therefore no salary will be paid for this.
The training course is very comprehensive and various areas of care giving will be covered. Just some of the content includes (but is not limited to) the following:
General caring, sleep routines and milestones.
Frail-care including bathing. Diagnosing symptoms such as high blood pressure, fever, dehydration. Diabetic care, food hygiene, administering medication and companionship.
Caring for patients that have been discharged from hospital. Mobilisation, wound care, signs and symptoms of infection.
Providing a safe and caring environment. Respect and attentive to patient and family’s needs. Ensuring patient is comfortable and pain free.
Paralysis (Quadriplegic and Paraplegic):
Pressure part care. Bathing, feeding, stimulation and passive exercise. Transport of patient, wheelchair use or other devices to assist movement.
Patients with a Dreaded Disease:
This includes caring for patients who suffered a stroke or heart attack or suffers from Alzheimer’s, Dementia etc.