| Nov 13, 2023
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Taking care of individuals with major disabilities takes an enormous toll on each member of the family. When there is the development and sustaining of strong family support stress is reduced, families face their challenges with resilience.
Here are three of the families the Homes are currently helping:
Sultan, 36 years old has cerebral palsy. He lives with his impoverished family—his mother who suffers from hypertension, diabetes and arthritis, one brother studying at the university and two sisters. After our social worker and nurse made several visits to assess the Sultan’s and the family’s needs, the Homes provided Sultan with a medical bed and a walker as well as teaching the family how best to enable him to get from one to the other.
Sawsan Zaatara is 48 years old from Al-Sawahra. Once married, she has a five year old child. After she had a stroke which impaired the left side of her body, she developed diabetes and heart problems. Her husband divorced her. She now lives in a room next to her sister. In addition to her medical and physical problems she suffers from severe psychological stress. The Homes has provided her with psychological support, assistance in visiting her child, and a walker and commode-chair.
Nader, 28 years old and his brother Hassan, 34 years old are from Al-Sawahra. They live with their family: their 70 year old father, and their unmarried 38 year old sister who now cares for them after the recent death of their mother who had been their primary caregiver. Their two married brothers live next to the family but provide little help. The family’s grief over their mother’s death has added significantly to their stress. The Homes are helping the family members to find ways to support each other emotionally and to share the challenge of caring for Hassan and Nader. The Homes has also provided the young men with wheelchairs to enable them to move about more easily.