Home Community-Based Care
Home community-based care (HCBC) promotes good health and the prevention of ill health, while providing rehabilitative care.
It can also empower a community to take care of its health through education and training.
This service is useful if you are ill and require home care. It’s a collection of activities that can help you:
HCBC services allow you to recover in familiar surroundings with loved ones.
Who can benefit from this service?
If you need HCBC, a nurse will visit you at home to assess your immediate health care needs and direct how your care plan and appropriate interventions and treatments must be delivered by Community Care Workers (CCWs). Your needs will also be reviewed regularly.
CCWs are responsible for developing stable personal relationships with your household, which builds understanding, empathy and trust.
If you need this service, your healthcare worker can help you adjust at home by considering personal factors such as your coping abilities, lifestyle issues, behaviour patterns and habits.
Please note: CCWs do not provide around-the-clock, ongoing care.
Receiving care after hospitalisation
If you’ve been hospitalised, you may need home care after being discharged. CCWs will support you and they’ll assist you by providing care and support for up to 6 weeks.
Patients who live with HIV, TB, diabetes, hypertension, asthma and mental illnesses can also be assisted with their prescribed medication intake.
CCWs have an important role to play in educating communities and interacting with households on a regular basis.
CCWs focus on projects and activities to reduce risk factors that contribute significantly to the burden of disease such as:
The CCWs also offer a service package to the whole family, including checks on the children in your home. These services include education on:
How to access this service
These facility categories:
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All hidden costs incurred by the NPO partners are not adequately subsidised and in order to prevent a dependency syndrome, a small freewill contribution could be made to the NPO partner to reimburse transport costs incurred by their volunteers.