Evaluation of community home-based care progammes in the Capricorn District Municipality

This implementation evaluation is focused on the service delivery process of community home-based care within Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province. Previous research on community home-based care shows that the programme plays an important role in the provision of health care services. Interviews and documents analysis are used in this research to assess the process of delivering community home-based care in order to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses. Key themes in the conceptual framework which shapes this evaluative assessment are programme coverage, service delivery process, organizational support and outcomes of community home-based care programme. The study shows that community home-based care was designed to be an extended arm of the Department of Health in the provision of health care services especially in the rural areas. The research shows that the service provided by the programme has improved the lives of many patients with chronic illnesses, and it remains important to the wellbeing of the community. The study reveals many challenges which threatens the sustainability of the community home-based care. It is concluded that the Department of Health should realize the importance of community home-based care and provide full support before the programme collapses as this can lead to a national disaster in the health care system
Thesis presented in partial fulfillment for the degree of Master of Management (in the field of Public Sector Monitoring and Evaluation) to the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management, University of the Witwatersrand March 2017
Moshi, Chuene Elliot (2017) Evaluation of community home-based programmes in the Capricorn District Municipality, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://hdl.handle.net/10539/26103>