The home-based care team visits patients at their homes in New Eersterus, a township about 40 kilometres north of Pretoria. The team of 8 qualified carers, provides nursing assistance and food parcels, and teaches about healthy living. While most patients have HIV/AIDS, we also assist patients with other conditions, such as chronic diabetes or hypertension and patients with serious burn wounds. We support over 100 patients per month.
A small vegetable garden provides fresh vegetables for the patients. Recently, a larger plot of land has been made available by the local municipality. We plan to create another larger garden and hope to involve patients and their family members to work in it.