AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Primary Health care clinic interventions, proactively keep 600 elders more active in their homes and communities.
As our elders age’, they have a different, more complex set of needs that requires a patient-centred, holistic approach to management. Elders who experience limited/no experience of doctor/patient oversight often have poorer health outcomes, reduced compliance and premature dependency.
The NOAH clinics in Khayelitsha and Woodstock welcome up to 600 members. Through NOAH Health, elders improve their nutrition and health outcomes as well as their agency and confidence to take responsibility for their own health.
They also take initiatives to eat healthy and nutritious food while experiencing good health and remaining active for as long as possible.
The Community-Based Care programme (CBC) assists less independent residents to remain in their homes for as long as possible.
- Doctor visits every 4 months
- Acute illness management and referrals
- Medication advice, distribution and compliance oversight
- Physiotherapy by University of Cape Town students
- Nursing support from Life Healthcare
- Therapeutic massage
- Assessments and referrals
- Health talks
The Community-Based Care programme (CBC) assists less independent residents to remain in their homes for as long as possible. A basket of personal and domestic services is provided to registered CBC members in their own homes, based on their requirements.
The pilot phase ensures that 16 NOAH residents receive the support they require to age well in their own home.
Using the SIFAR (Samson Institute for Ageing Research) assessment tool for baseline and 4-monthly follow up assessments, NOAH Health will increase its focus on impact assessment. Two chronic diseases of lifestyle, Diabetes and Cholesterol, will receive particular attention with support groups set up to help manage these conditions.
NOAH has signed service-level agreements with the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health. These include access to State pharmacy, radiology, pathology and the Vula appointment system for referrals