Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions that you would like to ask, please feel free to contact us on 011 435 0727 / 8

1) How long is the rehabilitation programme?

2) What is the costing per month?

3) Are there learnership programmes in place for people with disability?

4) Is Talisman Foundation a private organization or government institution?

5) What does the rehabilitation programme entail?

6) How many patients does the foundation cater for?

7) How often does the patient see the Psychiatrist?

8) Are there any night staff available for patient care?

9) Do you assist with patient employment?

10) What is different about the Talisman Foundation in comparison to other NGO’s?

11) What do you offer on your menu? Do you cater for people with diabetes, vegetarian, halaal and kosher?

12) Where does the centre acquire medication?

13) Are males and females situated on different floors?

14) Are patients allowed to smoke?

 

Questions and Answers

 

1) How long is the rehabilitation programme?

The length of stay is dependent on the severity of the illness and the rate at which clients are able to grasp the recovery concept and take ownership of their well being with out or with minimal outside support required. This may range from 3 months onwards.

 

2) What is the costing per month?

The Talisman Foundation remains a very cost effective institution filled with high quality features. As a committed socially responsible organization we keep our pricing as affordable as possible whilst balancing social concerns with our financial objectives as an NPO. The cost of our services starts with as little as R3500 for a sharing room and R4500 for a single room per month. This prices are subject to change and should be clarified with the admissions manager prior.

 

3) Are there learnership programmes in place for people with disability?

Yes, there are learnerships on offer through third party organizations.

 

4) Is Talisman Foundation a private organization or government institution?

The Talisman Foundation is a private organization.

 

5) What does the rehabilitation programme entail?

Our rehabilitation program includes a tiered balanced lifestyle psycho-social program, which is regulated through a behavior modification system. It also includes the support services of in-house psychiatrists, doctors, facilitators and care workers.

 

6) How many patients does the foundation cater for?

We are licensed for 200 residents.

 

7) How often does the patient see the Psychiatrist?

Residents see their Doctors routinely on a quarterly basis or as the need    

arises.

 

8) Are there any night staff available for patient care?

Yes, there is always a facilitator on the premises, on call after hours and over

weekends.

 

9) Do you assist with patient employment?

Yes, we provide the necessary support in accessing job opportunities in the open labour market.

 

10) What is different about the Talisman Foundation in comparison to other NGO’s?

a. We are client centred

b. We view our clients as dignified human beings who play an active part in actualizing their own true potential.

c. We want you to go back home, safe, stable and optimally functional

d. We value a humane approach as opposed to abusive systems found elsewhere

e. We have many years of experience in psychiatry

f. We are a known and respected institution

g. We have pioneered a unique behavior modification system

h. We have always been at the forefront of bridging institutional care toward successful community reintegration

i. We take pride and are passionate about our clients and their recovery.

j. We utilize our own doctors and psychiatrists for consistency and continuity.

k. We are quality driven, cost effective, decentralized and accessible.

 

11) What do you offer on your menu? Do you cater for people with diabetes, vegetarian, halaal and kosher?

               Our general menu is designed by a dietician which would consist of a sizable portions of  protein, starch and choices of vegetable prepared into stews, cottage pies, pasta, oven bakes, grills, salads and curries. We also offer desserts and treats on the odd occasion such as braais,   trifle, milk tarts, baked pudding, cake and biscuits.

 

12) Where does the centre acquire medication?

We receive medication through the kind support offered from the state.

Medication that is not available through the state will need to be paid for

privately.

 

13) Are males and females situated on different floors?

No they are situated on the same floors with separate amenities as required.

 

14) Are patients allowed to smoke?

Yes as long as it doesn’t bother others and is confined to the designated smoking areas.

 

Frequently asked questions