Tateni Home Care Nursing Services
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryTateni is a non-profit community based organisation that provides home-based care services to the people of Mamelodi and surrounding informal settlements. It supports HIV/AIDS infected and affected chronically and terminally ill people and their families, including orphans and vulnerable children.
Key program components
The initial focus of Tateni's work has been on providing home-based nursing care to HIV/AIDS infected and affected persons, as well as other chronically/terminally ill patients. A further focus has been on providing counseling and bereavement support to patient's and families. At the same time, Tateni has operated as a premier training school for home caregivers. Due to the changing impact of HIV/AIDS, Tateni's focus has further broadened to include home-based social care assistance. This includes life-skills development and training for HIV/AIDS affected homesteads, as well as caring for HIV/AIDS orphans and child- or granny-headed households.
Since its establishment in 1995 Tateni's Home-based care services comprise of 25 Care-givers visiting 235 patients in their homes to render services like bed-bath, prevention and treatment of pressure sores, monitoring blood pressure, dressing of wounds where applicable, counseling and bereavement counseling, health education to family members; guidance on importance of treatment adherence, especially for HIV/AIDS and TB. Furthermore, care and support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) has catered to 270 OVC in four Drop in Centres around Mamelodi's informal settlements for the past five years.
There were 12,000 home care visits paid in 2011.