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Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home

by The African Impact Foundation Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home
Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home

Summary

Renovations at Langoni are complete and we are taking the project even further! The health of the Wazee residents is our top priority. In return we began to profile each member and their medical history and connected with a professional physiotherapist and occupational therapist to do a medical assessment of the residents. We have received a report detailing the long- and short- term needs of the residents, and also the staff at the home in order to improve their lives and health.

$9,500
total goal
$5,232
remaining
89
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

Located in a poverty-stricken area and without relatives to look after them, the elderly are placed into an underfunded and under-resourced government home. Without much physical or mental stimulation the elderly become weaker and live out their days isolated, house bound, and without dignity. They have limited access to vital medical care and nobody to pay for their funeral. Further, there is no education program in Tanzania that provides special skills training for working with the elderly.

Solution

Through interventions to improve their health, the aims are to: increase mobility for residents through physical interventions and support plans, increase independence and empowerment through reside staff training sessions, improve residents hygiene and increase staff accountability for residents and their health through training. Once the project is completed, the staff can continue to support the Wazee and feel empowered to improve the resident's health.

Long-Term Impact

Through training local staff on ground, they will continuously implement their skills for years to come. We will also establish long-term management plan with the Council as part of the staff up-scaling and monitoring. Additionally, purchasing equipment can be adapted to fit different members of the Wazee. Finally, engaging with a local professional physiotherapist, allows us to work with the council for further support and provide annual placements at the Wazee.

Resources

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Organization Information

The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
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Project Leader:
Sarah Meath
Muizenberg, Western Cape South Africa
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