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Limpopo Social Worker
I’m solely working for Alzheimer’s SA running the whole of Limpopo Region. I’m very versatile and have well rounded analytical and quantitative skills, blended with knowledge of mental health, gerontology, direct counseling, service intervention and advocacy.
I’m currently at the verge of finishing my Masters Research which specializes in Mental Health with direct focus to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Limpopo Province is located in the northern region of South Africa; its natural topography is characterised by a semi-arid to tropical semi-arid terrain. Our main office is based in Polokwane the capital of the province. Polokwane which means the ‘place of safety’ as it exudes an environment which is always peaceful and accommodative. The province according to statistics in 2012 projected the 2nd highest population of Older Persons in South Africa according to size and distribution. This further enhancing the need for such an organisation that caters for the needs of Older Persons and their well-being. The Province is also diverse as it consists of several ethnic groups which in some way strengthens the organisation with better understanding of different races and ways to assist individuals, families and communities in a Holistic Approach.
The organization is responsible in rendering services to Older Persons by providing training and education to the community members, home based carers, care workers and nursing staff of Residential Care Facilities in Limpopo. Our partnership with the Department of Health ensures an access to clinics and hospitals throughout the province. Furthermore, we offer services to older persons by means of awareness programs through various exhibitions, radio talk shows and community campaigns.
In addition, we seek to provide services to older persons by means of support to individuals and families through intensive Counselling, Casework, Group work and extensive Community development all to the betterment of the families, communities and persons suffering from Dementia.
The organisation is comprised of various professionals all equipped with skills and the zeal to be change agents for the province. Our staff members work in a team environment which triggers members to be goal oriented and be objective driven. The team is comprised of strong personalities which has allowed them to be good listeners and better at working with people.
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Alzheimer’s is a terrifying disease with devastating effects, but for someone who’s never witnessed it, it can be hard to imagine that such changes can happen to a loved one. As Alzheimer’s South Africa we pledge our allegiance to supporting and educating individuals, families and communities about Dementia more especially Alzheimer’s Disease.
If you think someone you love may be showing signs of Alzheimer’s, or if you’re having trouble coping with a loved one already suffering, call the Alzheimer’s Helpline at 0860 102 681.