Updated: Jul 13
After almost 5 years of providing support to the elderly and other individuals in the Port Elizabeth area it is interesting and insightful to take a moment to review what we have done and the difference we are making.
We have a wide range of clients including the elderly needing daily support, mobility challenged individuals, post-op individuals recuperating at home, folk who no longer drive but need to visit friends or get to appointments. Some need us only on an infrequent or on call basis while others value the difference we make in their lives every day.
The greater majority of our clients have adult children or family who live outside of Port Elizabeth and very often overseas. HomeAid provides a connection between 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.
While our main focus at HomeAid is to help the elderly we have had many requests to lend a helping hand to others who have found living at home independently to be a challenge, be it for the short term or for longer periods. During the Covid lockdown many folk were either unable or unwilling to do otherwise everyday things such as grocery shopping. As a mobile based and approved essential service, HomeAid was immediately able to offer a grocery and medication delivery service as well as take clients to doctors and other appointments.
We look forward to many more years of helping those who find it increasingly difficult to help themselves and to be a source of greater independence and peace of mind for both them and their families.