The Home-Based Care team visit the sick and dying in their shacks in Alexandra Township on a weekly basis. They provide advice, comfort and spiritual support, food, clothing, bed linen and household equipment. They also repair and clean the shacks that the patients live in.
The team is made up of 3 individuals. They visit anyone in Alex who is sick, particularly HIV/AIDS patients. The team tries to get to know the patients, and to assist them with whatever their greatest needs are. This often involves giving advice and encouragement to get medical help; sometimes it involves taking them to the clinic or calling an ambulance when they are very ill. At the end of each visit the ladies pray with the patients, and continue to visit until they are stable.