Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users

by Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Emergency Fund COVID-19 for our elderly users
Nov 17, 2020

Project Report November 2020

It has been a year that no one will easily forget. In March when the pandemic began we all thought that the emergency would last a couple of months but we never imagined that it would last the whole year.

However, Hogar de Cristo has adapted quickly, providing solutions to the population we serve. To reverse the bad, good, innovative projects are needed, focused on the most vulnerable and excluded, that excite and awaken the solidarity of all. 

PADAM stands for Program of Home Care for the Elderly and is a revolutionary tool of inclusion and social support for the elderly. Juan Cristóbal Romero, Executive Director of Hogar de Cristo, explains: "PADAM costs 80 thousand pesos a month against the million pesos that it means to have an older adult in a residence." With this assistance at home, deterioration is slowed and the autonomy of the elderly is maintained. And they are enriched services that are not limited only to baskets of products or food, but also very broad supports –from accompanying them to their medical visits to accompanying them in an outdoor activity–, both for them and for their caregivers. 

Eduardo Valenzuela, doctor from the Geriatrics and Gerontology program at the Catholic University School of Medicine, said at the beginning of the pandemic that the best way to protect older adults would be to “copy the model that Hogar de Cristo has used for decades to identify and link older adults with local networks, read PADAM, one of the most successful initiatives that the foundation has had in recent decades. Precisely because of this ability to identify the most fragile people and link them with health care social networks and protect them. Many of them would have died alone in their homes if this program did not exist”. And the same applies to the PAFAM, which are social support programs aimed at families that have one or more members with mental disabilities. Both the PADAM and the PAFAM require significant additional financial support to that provided by the State, therefore, we invite you to collaborate with the elderly and with those with intellectual or mental disabilities.

“Despite the tremendous difficulties we have suffered this year, learning and a job well done have strengthened. Now what we need is the usual: appeal to the conscience of people, as our founder always did and ask them to join," sums up Juan Cristóbal Romero. And paraphrasing one of his well-known reflections, he says: “´We need you… We don't force you, but we need you to carry out our plans. If you don't come, a work will remain undone, that you, only you, can do. Nobody can take this work, because each one of you has his share of good to do in it, 'asked Alberto Hurtado. And now, in the midst of an unparalleled health, social and economic crisis, his call makes more sense than ever. 

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo

Location: Santiago - Chile
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Hdecristo
Project Leader:
Daniela Tosti-Croce
Santiago, Chile
$21,560 raised of $100,000 goal
 
51 donations
$78,440 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.