International medical trainings in the framework of the project “Helping elderly lonely people” (HELP)

Recently, in the framework of the project “Help lonely older people” were organized two international trainings in the field of kina esthetics and palliative care for the nurses from Caritas Moldova medical centers. The training on kina esthetics (introductory course) took place in the period of March 28 to April 2, in Miercurea-Ciuc (Caritas Alba Iulia). The participants were trained on the following contents: perception and differentiated development of the movements, the possibility of applying multilateral own movements, in order that the personal and professional life could be improved,  interaction with another person, where the proper motion develops proficiency motion and increases the effectiveness of the helped person’s movement. The participants in this workshop had the opportunity to go into the field and to apply practical knowledge, including receiving the informational materials for review.

The palliative care training (introductory course) took place from April 4 to April 6 in the Study Centre for Palliative Medicine from Brasov. The participants in this course had the advantage of getting known the philosophy of palliative care, palliative care types (advantages and disadvantages), assessing the need for palliative care in communication, planning and integration of services, human resources in palliative care interdisciplinary team.

Both teams participating in training obtained knowledge and practical skills and expressed their willingness to further participate in the advanced course.

In this way the participants developed practical skills to communicate with beneficiaries in order to ensure a better life for the elderly and disabled people.

This training is conducted under the project “Help the lonely people older” (HELP), which aims to develop a strong network of medical and social homecare services, promoting policies that ensure integration these services together with other health services, developing a unique platform for policy dialogue and advocacy, and volunteerism as well.

The project has duration of 3 years, and aims to cover the gaps in medico-social homecare services program for elderly, in particular, the lack of appropriate medical and social homecare for older people, social exclusion and marginalization of the elderly by family and community members, reduced interest from resort state institutions for medical and social homecare services for elders.

The “HELP” project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Caritas Austria.