COVID-19  Brazil Project #49744

Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil

by Horas da Vida Institute
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Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil
Beat Covid & up wellbeing of +500 elders in Brazil

Summary

We are providing care, protection, and wellbeing support. We are infusing hope to older adults living in long-term care institutions in the outskirts of Sao Paulo city (Brazil), and to their families. We are giving protective equipment, educational, health and key emotional support to more than 500 older adults, the most vulnerable public to complications and death caused by Covid 19, representing the leading risk factor for a catastrophic situation. For us to continue, your donation is vital!

$7,000
total goal
$1,746
remaining
57
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

13,807 older adults live in 611 long-term care institutions in Sao Paulo city. They are an extremely high-risk group for Covid-19 infection and death, as they have multiple risk factors, such as chronic diseases and a decline in immunity. Almost half of Covid deaths will occur among them. These institutions have no conditions or funding to fight the pandemic. Until a vaccine arrives, they still are at high risk. Our project will benefit +530 older adults and +300 caregivers in such institutions.

Solution

To reduce the high risk of Covid-19 infection and death of older adults living in long-term care institutions in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, caregivers and institutions staff, we provide testing, places disinfection, educational materials, instruction and guidance on prevention, personal protective equipment (PPE) (alcohol gel, masks, gloves and aprons), psychological and nursing support, periodic visits, and daily care. This create hope and a real possibility of confronting the Covid epidemic.

Long-Term Impact

The project will reduce the high risks of contamination and death of more than 500 older adults and 300 caregivers and staff in 20 long-term care institutions on the outskirts of the city of Sao Paulo. It will guarantee the use of masks, gloves and aprons and the access to care and orientation. Check the project additional material and see the results we already achieved. The created knowledge of their lives will also contribute to anticipating actions and projects for such vulnerable group.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.horasdavida.org.br
Article: Covid-19 and homes for the aged
Coronavirus in Brazil: What You Need to Know
COVID-19 and Long-Term Care in Brazil
Covid: Brazil's coronavirus death toll passes 150

Organization Information

Horas da Vida Institute

Location: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @horasdavida
Project Leader:
Patricia Nascimento
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil
$5,254 raised of $7,000 goal
 
61 donations
$1,746 to go
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