HOME BASED CARE PROGRAM
Up to 80% of AIDS-related deaths occur in the homes, and 90% of care is provided in the homes linked to health services. Our Home-based care program is developed with a view to assisting family caregivers in providing AIDS-related care, because public health facilities cannot cope with the increasing demand for treatment and care. Our home-based care services focus on providing social and psychological support, nutritional support, basic nursing care, dispensing ARVs and treating opportunistic infections. These services are essential in supporting people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as people who provide care and support within families
PRINCIPALS OF HOME BASED CARE INCLUDE:
Addressing the reproductive health and family needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS;
Instituting measures to ensure the economic sustainability of home care support;
Building and supporting referral networks/linkages and collaboration among participating entities;
Building capacity at the household, community and institutional levels;
Addressing the differential gender impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and care for persons living with HIV/AIDS.