BMF is registered in South Africa and based in Lamontville, Durban (Registration No. 138 129 NPO).
We work with people living with dementia and also the elderly with mental health problems. Our aim is to improve their quality of life by supporting the families and carers who look after them at home. You can find out more about our services here.
By facilitating access to essential services, we make it possible for clients to stay in their home as long as possible before they enter into hospice or hospital for professional palliative care. Hospital beds are scarce in general and even more so for dementia or mental illness patients. There are few affordable homes for the elderly. In these homes there are even fewer places for people with dementia. Many of them will not admit a person with dementia or mental illness. So the option for many is to look after their relatives at home. That is where we come in.
The work we do in the community is organised and supervised by a team of dedicated, qualified and experienced people.
These include a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist, Pyschologist, a Social Worker, A Community and Development Worker, A retired Nurse, A team of Volunteer Outreach workers, all of them supported by an administration team.
We are also supported by a leading Psychiatrist, as part of the community support initiative at the hospital. They are available for consultation on all matters and facilitate formal diagnosis for our clients.
A new and revamped page for our team is coming soon.