Normally, there are only 2-3 nurses per 50 disabled people in Russian state nursing homes. This is based on the state regulation and regional budgets. That means that each nurse should take care of 20-25 disabled people daily, including feeding, washing, making beds, changing clothes and diapers. Existing personnel in most cases work on the edge of their physical abilities, no way they might have time and energy for personal communication and attention to their wards.
"Enjoyable Aging" hires additional nurses through scrupulous recruitment process. Needless to describe what a change they bring to the life of old disabled people who have been bedridden for months without movement, in the same bed, same room, who might not hear a single personal word. Once the nurses just help these people to sit on their bed, or even more, to get outside and breathe fresh air, they make them the happiest. Besides, they have the opportunity to talk to old people, to comfort
By now the Fund has hired more than 40 nurses in 16 nursing homes, which take care of around 300 disabled people. The salary of each nurse if 250-300 USD/month, with taxes it totals 15K USD/month. This is the cost of improvement of life of 300 disabled old people which the Fund should guarantee each month.
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