Health Care

Living Hope assists patients and their families with physical, emotional and spiritual support. We treat chronic and terminal illnesses, including HIV and TB, we provide recuperation following hospitalization and respite care in our 22-bed Health Care Centre. We also provide assistance to patients who remain in their homes as part of our Home-Based Care in 6 different communities.

Contact one of our offices closest to you:
Ocean View: 021 783 5589      Masiphumelele: 021 785 1781
Capricorn: 062 272 4183          Capri: 021 784 2800
Mzamomhle: 072 480 6671      Health Care Centre: 021 784 2828

 

Adherence Support

Community Health Workers (CHW’s) assist people who have recently found out they are HIV+ or infected with TB by meeting one on one to help them understand the disease, monitor treatment adherence, and encourage them to disclose their status to build a community of support. Another task is to trace and find defaulters in order to re-start them on treatment. Staff also participate in community awareness and education initiatives aimed at breaking the stigma of HIV in our communities

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Home Based Care

Our out-patient service operates in five communities with over 10 000 in-home visits annually. Carers nurse the sick, dress wounds, monitor patient health, distribute chronic medications and ensure medication adherence, offer spiritual support to families and give medical and social referrals when needed. In addition, Carers engage in door to door health campaigns to educate the community on a variety of issues

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Support Groups

Support Groups meet monthly in homes and community venues to provide assistance and support to those living with chronic diseases. Support is offered by means of education about chronic diseases, exercises, prayer and distribution of chronic medication so that the clients do not need to wait in long lines at the clinics and hospitals.

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Health Care Centre (Sub-Acute Hospital)

Our 22 bed Sub-Acute Hospital facility provides physical rehabilitation, Palliative care, recuperation following hospitalisation and respite care for the community. Holistic treatment is provided in the form of occupational therapy, physiotherapist, nutritional support, medication side effect management, symptom control, and spiritual counselling. We seek to positively influence our patients’ quality of life, helping them lead healthier lives, no matter their illness.

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Health Counselling

Our Health Counsellors work in local facilities educating and counselling people on health issues. We also have one Drug-Resistant TB Counsellor who serves all areas and runs monthly support groups.  Another counsellor provides pregnant and baby loss support. All our counsellors are trained to offer pre and post counselling for anyone having an HIV test, screen and educate about TB and STIs, promote risk reduction strategies including medical male circumcision, educate about mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and provide general health education talks.

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