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ECO – Elderly Care, Oradea


Elderly Care Centre – Oradea : –

The reputation of Smiles providing excellent Elderly Care soon spread, especially in a society were Residential Care Homes were a newer concept and a little against the cultural grain of Romania. However, in 2014, the Smiles Foundation was approached by the Mayor of Oradea to consider taking on the Management of a City Facility that had just completed a 1 million euro refurbishment and was designed to provide medical care or similar services. The option was put out to tender and Smiles submitted the winning proposal of a Residential Elderly Care Home with particular emphasis on Medical Care. Smiles then furnished the facility for up to 48 residents with one of our Staff Doctors based at the Centre overseeing the 4 nurses employed for medical care.

When first opened in 2014 we employed 19 staff and ECO had 24 residents, but as the reputation of Smiles Elderly Care spread throughout the City and beyond, we soon reached our full capacity – and we anticipate demand continuing to be strong as we now hold a waiting list for those wanting to make ECO their home.

The facility cares for residents from various backgrounds including several ‘social cases’ unable to cover the cost of care. In these cases, Smiles looks for sponsorship from its numerous supporters which can be done by way of regular general support to the ECO facility or specific support for residents with a starting level of £20 /$30 a month.

Carmen Pop currently oversees management of the facility and is superbly assisted on site by permanent Social Assistant, Mioara Cuciula and our resident doctor, Dr Diana Dragus. The facility has specialist trained, loving staff to provide quality supervision and care to the highest standard possible.

Our Care of residents in ECO, just as with our facilities in Salonta and Tileagd, covers all needs including Medical expenses. We have Nurses on every shift around the clock. We undertake to provide whatever medical needs a resident requires and this requires enormous faith in God’s provision as of course we have no idea what a resident’s needs will become. Whatever they are when the resident first comes to ECO, doesn’t guarantee anything regards their developing needs when with us several months or even years.

This project and the people benefiting from it need your support, so please consider how you can best help whether with a monthly sponsorship or fund-raising event on behalf of the Project.


Residential Pillar


The RESIDENTIAL PILLAR and our entire Facilities are overseen by the Smiles Executive Management team – Kevin, Maria, Adi and Simona

The rapid and substantial development of Smiles Residential Care since 2010, has created a significant project with an annual budget in excess of £650,000 / $845,000 so a team effort is required supported by a tremendously dedicated team of Managers and Social Assistants, in each facility all dedicated to the Smiles ministry. It all began with a small trial project with 8 Residents at our Cihei HQ. Eight, soon became eleven and the need for bigger and better facilities was obvious, so plans began!