Health
 Russia
Project #20650

Nurses for old and disabled people in Russia

by Enjoyable Aging
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Summary

"Enjoyable Aging" is a charitable Fund that helps the disabled and the elderly living in nursing homes. Currently our volunteers are visiting more than 120 nursing homes in distant Russian regions. The goal of this project is to hire additional nurses who would take care of disabled people, because of the extreme deficit of current personnel. In most cases, the disabled people are deprived of the most basic needs and of any personal attitude.
$30,000.00
total goal
$13,994.00
remaining
225
donors
14
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

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.

Solution

"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

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.starikam.org
Official website of "Enjoyable Aging"
"Enjoyable aging" facebook group

Organization Information

Enjoyable Aging

Location: Moscow - Russia
Website: http:/​/​www.starikam.org
Project Leader:
Veronika Nuretdinova
Moscow, Russia
$16,006 raised of $30,000 goal
 
373 donations
$13,994 to go
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