An estimated 1.9 milion older persons currently reside in South Africa.(Stats SA).
With life expectancy rising, communities face challenges of assisting the aged and frail.
IMA-Johannesburg Branch and AWQAF-SA in their quest to serve the elderly, frail and recuperating patients will look toward working together in this national project of providing holistic care to patients in need.
Daru Shifa’- an abode of care and healing is a flagship project which will see the development of facilities providing care in the form of home based care, daycare, rehabilitative care and residential care to elderly. These will be overseen by AWQAF-SA.
It is anticipated that the project will be materialised with the support of local and international donors and other Care Partners. Volunteers together with a group of dedicated operating personnel and trained staff will ensure that the project is well managed and the respective patients/ residents will be cared for in the best physical, emotional and spiritual environment.
IMA –Johannesburg Branch with sponsorship from AWQAF already provides home based care and support to patients and the elderly in the central Johannesburg area. Trained caregivers provide care to elderly and post op patients in their homes as well as in hospital.This service includes the placement of full time caregivers as well as rental of medical equipment to patients in need. Caregivers and patients have the added benefit of medical doctors, specialists and allied health workers that support them whilst they are under the care of IMA – Frailcare
Daru Shifa’ will aim to extend these services to all South Africans in Gauteng and nationally.
For information regarding IMA – Frailcare Johannesburg Branch or Daru Shifa’
Contact Dr N Motara: +27 82 895 1649
Anas ibnMalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
“If a young man honors an elderly on account of his age, Allah appoints someone to honor him in his old age.” (At-Tirmidhi; ranked hasan by Al-Albani)