Elderly Care Programme

Matt 25: 37-40

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?‘ The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“Home-based care and family day care are efforts to alleviate poverty, to enable people to access care at home and to prevent admission to institutions for care” Rev. Nomvuyo Mhlongo of the Edenpark Methodist Church.

350 patients in communities around Alberton are served through this ministry as AMCARE has become a visible means of support to these communities. Services provided include:

  • Basic home-based care including bathing , monitoring medication and changing dressings
  • Assessing and meeting basic needs such as food and clothing (see Feeding Scheme)
  • Admitting and accompanying patients to clinics, hospitals and hospice when necessary
  • Accessing government grants for the disabled, elderly and children
  • Responding to the specific needs of adults and children infected and affected by HIV & AIDS including testing, counseling and support (refer to HIV & AIDS response section)

AMCARE has a team of 4 social workers, 2 coordinators and 31 homebased_carecaregivers who provide home-based care to the elderly, disabled and chronically ill within our communities.

Through this service, funded by the Gauteng Department of Social Development, AMCARE’s patients are seen on a regular basis by caregivers who are from the communities in which they work.

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