Equipping and starting mini oriental thermotherapy clinic to attend health needs of the elderly organized by ARTE

El Salvador

Justification

In the country with 600,000 older adults, there are no more than 5 Geriatric specialists. The elderly person dies from illnesses that have a solution, but due to the lack of specialized comprehensive preventive care and the lack of resources to go to a private clinic, they have no other way than resignation.

Location

San Carlos Lempa

Local Partner

CORDES

Goals

General Objective: Improve the quality of life of the elderly Specific Objective: Attention, information-training and action in health with ORIENTAL THERMOTHERAPY towards the elderly population organized in association ART.

Leading population

(women and men).

Project duration

Budget

Financing

SalvAide, Ateneu del Mon and TAUfundazioa

Activities:

  • Equip and open mini clinic from Monday to Saturday at noon.
  • Equip and open information and training room from Monday to Saturday at noon.
  • Attention, Information and training in three dimensions; the initial in the first month for monitors, one per quarter for monitors, another quarterly for ART leaderships and daily for users.
  • Equip with tools and materials for cleaning and disinfection.
  • Visible signage of the mini clinic and user card printing.
  • Exchange with emblematic testimonies of healing.
  • Thermotherapy care at a rate of 36 people per day and from Monday to Saturday until noon.
  • Attention, Information and training in three dimensions; one per quarter for monitors, another one for ART leaderships and daily for users.
  • Exchange with emblematic testimonies of healing.
  • Symbolic experimental action of incidence in public policies.
  • Intermediate and final reports of justification and follow-up.