For the elderly, staying on at home in familiar surroundings for as long as possible is the ideal, but everyday tasks can eventually become difficult and reduce the enjoyment of living independently.
For anyone recuperating at home after surgery or an injury even small tasks and simply getting around can be challenging.
There are many situations where people experience difficulty living at home, and in many instances help for even a short period of time may make all the difference.
HomeAid can help.
Our services are tailored to provide part time non-medical support for seniors and anyone living at home and needing assistance. From the outset our approach has been to deliver a better client experience by making available enhanced services made possible by our mobile fleet.
Our carefully selected staff help with a wide range of tasks, providing effective support at an affordable price. Our service effectively bridges the divide between living unassisted and having the support of a carer or home nurse.
Help is always at hand, whether it's to get things done around the house, groceries fetched or a visit to the dentist.
We provide support to anyone living in the greater Port Elizabeth area.
We are mindful of personal safety in today's South Africa and vigilance is of paramount importance while a client is in our care.
Most of our clients have adult children or family who live outside of Port Elizabeth and often overseas.
HomeAid provides a connection between the parties which would otherwise not be possible due to physical distance and time zone differences. To date we provide support to individuals on behalf of their family members living in a host of different countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, China, Mauritius, Tanzania and Botswana. And in many cities and areas in South Africa of course.
It is comforting for me to know that you are there should my mom need anything. I am so happy that that she is finally getting the support she needs HB, Amsterdam
Who do we help ?
Our service is ideal for anyone unable to easily carry out everyday tasks or activities at home, whether temporarily or longer term.
Elderly couples and individuals
Recovering post-op patients
Incapacitated or injured individuals
How can we help ?
We let you decide.
We are on hand to help on a one-off basis by appointment, so feel free to call us. Alternatively you may want to consider a discounted package where we drop in on a regular basis to help at home, adding extra services as you see fit. You decide how many calls are needed weekly then add any extra services as needed.
Our drop-in calls start at a one hour minimum and for example may include:
Regular Drop In
Fetching and delivering groceries and mail
Assistance with housework e.g. washing dishes
Making the bed and changing linen
Watering garden and pot plants
Pet care and walking
Going out for fresh air or a walk
Help with computer setup and use
Visiting neighbours and friends nearby
Checking for slip and trip hazards
One-off services needing more time or resources can be added easily.
These could include the following, with other suggestions welcomed:
Accompanying to a doctor's visit
Taking client to a friend for a visit
Accompanying to shops or hairdresser
Respite for family caregivers
Our drop-in calls are priced individually or as discounted packages comprising a desired number of visits per week.
Contact us for further details - we can accommodate just about any request for non-medical help.
Our FAQ page has lots of useful information on our service approach and terms.
Thanks so much for your email updates and the work you do for Mum. It's such a relief knowing that she has your assistance at hand. MA, Spain
Other service options
Priority Support Service
For a small monthly subscription, HomeAid’s priority service puts help within easy reach when it’s most needed.
Make the call and our team is at hand should someone should take a fall or experience a household emergency. For the out of town family there is peace of mind, knowing that loved ones are being helped along with follow-up checks to ensure that all is well at home
Repairs and Fixes
Something broken or leaking...or a computer won't work ?
We coordinate visits to repair or replace anything around the house that needs attention. Our on-call contractors and repairmen are capable, trustworthy and are vetted to ensure high quality service delivery.
HomeAid will arrange and oversee everything from start to finish, including settling the payment.
A quick note of thanks for introducing CP to me. She is a lovely person and will be part of the group caring for my stepdad when he comes home. Kind Regards EM, Port Elizabeth
Almost 40% of South Africans aged 65 to 74 have difficulty coping with tasks at home
Stats SA, WHO Report on Ageing and Health, 2015