Opening of the Centre for home care in Moldova
Senior home care is very important in Moldova, among other reasons for example because of the massive emigration that has left many seniors without close relatives to take care of them. The newly opened Homecare Centre will provide senior population access to basic medical and social services in their home environment. The centre was funded by Czech Development Agency with collaboration of Charitas Czech Republic and Moldovan NGO AO Homecare.
The centre, which is also the first institution of this kind in the Gagauzie region, was ceremonially opened on February 22nd in the presence of the representatives of the region as well as the former minister of work, family and social protection Valentina Buliga and representatives of Czech embassy Jaromír Kvapil and Kateřina Šilhánková. Czech Development Agency was represented by Jana Kačírková.
The centre will offer medical and social services such as basic health care, regular treatments, body hygiene or for example help with shopping, walks or administrative necessities as well as spiritual support. The main aim is to enable elderly people to stay at home in their safe and familiar environment and keep them healthy and independent. The project activities will also facilitate patients’ independent living at home. There is a preference of the vast majority of older people to remain in their own home and community and home care services helps to allow that.