back to us. Too often we are very concerned to build a good life for
our self and whilst that is not wrong, we should not forget about the
people around us, those that are in need, because for some we will be
their only family and friends. In this way our life will count…for
others, not just for us .
"Doris "Elderly Centre in Salonta last year we served a total of
36 people and 14 of them we consider social cases. We consider them
like that because they do not have family or the family is not caring
or having any interest in them, or some have a family but they are not
able to afford to pay the cost of the services they receive.
Unfortunately we lost 9 elderly in 2015, but even if it was hard for
us to say good bye to some dear ones that were with us in Cihei first
and then in Salonta, we are thankful to God that we could care for
them for the time they were with us.
Most of the people that are cared in this centre are able
to do day by day activities, but they will need care assistants.
That’s the reason we have on staff, 7 carers and 1 nurse and 1 nursing
assistant. We also have 2 cooks, a cleaner and a full time social
worker that will help them all with many social problems and we have a
part time physiotherapist. The biggest challenge I have for the year
ahead is to get the accreditation for our service. We have had to wait
to process this important procedure but now the court trial with the
neighbour is finish, we can and must proceed quickly. Please pray
with us for this process to be successful.
In Oradea at ECO, we finished our first full year
of operating and we are blessed to know we could serve from opening to
the end of last year - 96 elderly from which 24 were social cases.
When we opened the centre, in addition to carers on each
shift we employed nurses too, because we wanted to be able to serve
medical cases for which there is great need. This last year we had a
lot of medical cases including some even at terminal phase and that is
the reason way we lost 35 elderly. In many cases we are providing
‘hospice care’ for people to die with dignity and helping their
families cope with the challenge.
This was our biggest challenge, to cope with the emotions
of losing people that we care for. It is not easy, but all the time we
are sure that we did the best we could to give them proper care in
their last days. Currently in Oradea we have employed 9 carers, 4
nurses, a doctor, 2 cooks and a helper, a cleaner, a part time
maintenance man and a full time social worker. One of our biggest
achievements last year was to get the full accreditation for five
years. It wasn’t easy, but God sees our hearts and blesses us
according to His grace.
For me personally, the certificate that we got at the end
of the inspection was important, but the fact that one day a lady
called me to say she will want to bring her mother in the centre
because she got the best reference about us from
one of the inspectors, was reassuring me that we are doing a fine job!
Please pray for us as a team, to work all for serving the people
that need us in such a way that God will be pleased with our service.
If you read any of my reports from last year you can find
how involved we are in our resident’s life as we try to create an
environment as close to home as possible, but we encourage you to
visit us in 2016 and in this way we can bless them even more.
Our desire is that God will help us another year to serve
Him, serving the ones that need us and together with you, to bring a
smile on their aging faces.
Thank you to all the visitors that came in 2015 and made
our residents life more beautiful. May God’s blessings be upon you and
your families throughout this year.
With sincere appreciation,