Donors fund new R10,2m city comprehensive care complex.

The generosity of Durban’s community came in for high praise this week from TAFTA who paid tribute to donor funding enabling the construction of a new comprehensive care complex on the Farrer House Site in East Street on Durban's Berea.

The R10,2m “Tafta on Ridge” complex when complete will include accommodation for 185 residents in three specialists units, according to Margie Smith, CEO of Tafta. One unit will house fit active people who need a secure environment and full board and lodging. The Assisted Living unit will cater for people in need of some nursing care, but do not need to be in the frail care section. The specially designed Alzheimer’s and psycho geriatric unit will provide top quality care to those in need of specialised therapies and attention.

The complex will also cater for those who are extremely frail in a high care environment. “Tafta on Ridge” will be completed in November.

Smith, who emphasised that the building costs for “Tafta on Ridge” had been secured from a local donor, expressed her organisation’s gratitude for the faith that Durban community had in Tafta “to provide the right sort of care at an affordable price.

The unit will offer outreach programmes into the community and will include specialists Alzheimer’s care not only to the residents but also family/club facilities for people who have suffered a stroke and to their families. Anyone wishing to learn more about the complex or be placed on the waiting list should contact Tafta’s Intake Social Worker on 031 332 3721.

Supporting role for “Tafta on Ridge” (from left) are: Margie Smith (CEO TAFTA), Kris Govender (site foreman), Bob Clarke (TAFTA manager operations), Dennis Boyd (Seitter Boyd Architects) and Russell Scorer (Tafta chairman).
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