photo: City Hall Prague 3/Final conference of the project Development of care services as basic home services in Prague 3
The project called Development of care services as a basic home service in Prague 3 aims to enable as many people as possible who are dependent on the help of another person to live at home as long as possible.
The final conference of the project, on which the city district of Prague 3, the Care Service of Prague 3 and also the Institute of Social Work collaborated, according to information on website took place on Thursday, September 22. But the troika wants to continue.
“The goal of the project was to change the care services set up in our district and thus enable our citizens who are dependent on the help of another person to live at home for as long as possible. Thanks to the project, this was achieved, and we, as the Prague 3 district, will continue and continue this report. I want to thank everyone who is suitable for the project, thanks to them it is successful and has a real impact on the lives of the residents of Prague 3, who are in an unfavorable social situation and need the help of professional care services,” said Deputy Mayor of Prague 3 Ondřej Rut (Stranach).
Home care is already provided to 80 people this year
With the results of the project, partial activities and obstacles during implementation, the social participants of the conference of the director of Pečovatelská služby Praha 3 Ludmila Tomešová práce and representative of the Institute Ilona Čtvrtníková.
The project helped with the implementation of providing direct care to persons in III. and IV. degree of dependence on care. In 2019, home care was provided to only fourteen people in a serious condition, but this year social workers are already visiting the homes of eighty people.
No age limit for clients and operating hours even on weekends
Other ways of helping people in an unfavorable social situation are also more accessible. This applies, for example, to providing lunches, laundry or cleaning. In addition, as part of the changes, the service is now also provided on weekends and holidays. And that with longer operating hours until eight in the evening. Previously, it was also only available to seniors over 65. But even that changed within the project. The target groups now also include families with children and users without age restrictions.
Examples of good practice and the fact that it is possible to live at home even with limitations are clients with oncological disease or an elderly woman with limited mobility due to a broken leg. The nursing service came to their aid and solved their situation professionally. All clients could therefore stay at home.
Support is also expected in the future
In addition to the implementers, Petra Staňková, methodologist of the social care services of the City of Prague and Pavla Morávková from the Chrudim Regional Charity also spoke at the conference.
The final conference was closed by an outlook on the future of care services. “The aforementioned changes should focus more on citizens for whom professional social care is irreplaceable and irreplaceable, and where its unavailability often leads to early departures to residential services, which is not in line with people’s wishes to live in their natural home environment as long as possible,” concluded Jakub Čtvrtník , chairman of the Institute of Social Work.
The project was launched in July 2020. It is scheduled to end in October this year.