Quality Life despite Disease
The project aims at providing a dignified environment for seniors with dementia in the Special Needs Home in Ostrava by reconstructing the attic of an existing Day-Care Centre. In addition, constructional adjustments of the whole building will permit to provide an adequate barrier-free infrastructure for the clients. Together with the necessary training of staff, this will allow for introducing modern care methods for seniors with dementia. Furthermore, the capacity of the in-home social services will be increased by the procurement of additional vehicles.
Thema / Schwerpunktbereich
Sicherheit, Stabilität und Unterstützung der Reformen
Seniors with Alzheimer disease or other types of dementia
Families of the clients
The demographic trends of the Czech Republic and the whole of Europe indicate that the number of senior citizens will continue to grow rapidly. In parallel, the incidence of dementia and, in particular, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to increase. According to estimates of the European Alzheimer’s Society, there are at present approximately 123’000 Alzheimer patients in the Czech Republic. However, there is a severe lack of specialized facilities for such patients in the Czech Republic. This applies in particular to the disadvantaged regions in eastern Czech Republic, constituting the focus regions of the Swiss contribution.
In Ostrava, there are not enough facilities specifically targeted to people with dementia. Furthermore, the Slezska Diakonie building is characterized by an outdated infrastructure which does not permit to provide social services of high quality to its residents.
The main aim of the project is to set up a comprehensive system of care aimed at seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This shall be achieved by the establishment of a specialized social service facility as well as by the introduction of state-of-the-art work methods which will improve the quality of the care services delivered to individual residents.
The project will finance the reconstruction of the attic of an existing Day-Care Centre in Ostrava so as to establish a new social service for 12 clients. In addition, constructional adjustments on the lower floors of the building (entrance, staircase, lift, sanitary facilities, heating system) will be implemented. Furthermore, new windows and doors will be installed, the outer building perimeters will be insulated and two cars as well as a minibus will be procured. The Executing Agency will assure the training of 11 staff so that they will be able to apply 5 new methods of work with seniors.
The expected results are:
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