It offers daily basic care to lonely adult patients and abandoned children, during their hospitalization. The Association has trained and organized 500 volunteers who offer comfort and care to lonely patients during their hospital stay.
Program for the Support of Lonely Elderly Patients
The grant regards the support of 50 lonely elderly patients for 1,500 hours over a 6-month period of presence. These patients often have serious socio-economic problems, are homeless, lonely, and marginalized. At the end of their treatment, they remain in the hospital wards until they are able to find suitable housing. The Association’s experience shows that good psychology affects the course and outcome of their disease in a positive way; patients feel less marginalized and their self-esteem increases. The project will also train 150 volunteers to become a part of the organization for the longer term.
This grant is implemented through the Points of Support program IV.