HOME FOR ELDERLY

Home for the Elderly is a regional facility operated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in partnership with the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites  (OCDS), which provides temporary shelter and care to dependent, needy and abandoned Filipino Senior Citizens.

 

Mission

 

  • To provide temporary shelter and care to the needy, abandoned homeless and unattached senior citizens to enable them to lead normal and decent lives
  • To provide rehabilitative programs/ services geared towards the maintenance of their physical, social and psychological functioning
  • To prepare residents for the eventual return/ union with their families/ foster families with the hope that the family dynamics will be strengthened during their late years in life
  • to provide wholesome and satisfying life in their twilight years
  • to serve as a venue of opportunities for the development of social welfare programs
  • to serve as a tie-up project between the government and a non-government organization

 

Services

  1. Social Services – provision of basic social services thru the following social welfare interventions like home visit, interview, individual/ group counselling, collateral information and efforts to locate relatives
  2. Homelife Services – provision of the wholesome therapeutic community simulating home atmosphere where basic needs are met.
  3. Health/ Medical Service – provision of basic care and referral to other medical health facilities
  4. Dietary Services – Provision of the adequate nutritious food
  5. Occupational Services – provision of group living activities such as handicraft projects, simple house chores and backyard gardening
  6. Socio-cultural – provision of socio-economic cultural and recreational activities such as outings, field trips and indoor/ outdoor games
  7. Spiritual Life Services – provision of opportunities for religious practices

 

Who are eligible for care in the Home?

 

Eligible for admission in the HOME are senior citizens 60 years and above who are abandoned, neglected, homeless and unattached and with no contagious disease.

 

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