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Document Typology: Real case
Target groups: Health Workers,Caregivers,Patients
country Where It Took Place: Romania
Name of compiler: Gabriel Saulescu
name of institution: CECMA
role: Researcher
language Of The Description: English
title: Home care services project by White - Yellow Cross Foundation
description Of The Best Practice:

The Home care services project started in collaboration with the United Way Romania in 2005 with a total of 50 beneficiaries and continued in each successive year until now due to the favorable results recorded. The project won in 2007 award for the best program of the year 2006/2007 within the Civil Society Gala.
The project proposes to provide comprehensive health services to address persons with special needs, mostly elderly, dependent and very dependent residents from Bucharest.
The target group consists of 60 persons / month, with an advanced level of support need (unable to move and / or to meet their own needs). Most of them are elderly persons (54 persons), others are not subject to admission to hospital, or cannot be hospitalized for a long period. Here we find patients terminally ill with cancer and pathologies requiring palliative care.

Results:
- Over 90% of diabetic patients will learn to manage themselves and their hypoglycemic medication to manage responsibly their diet - Acquiring knowledge and skills for self-care to patients who have family - 100% reduction in family stress caused by patient care in the terminal phase, the team's presence at critical moments - Independence for the monitoring of physiological parameters and blood glucose in patients with hypertension and / or diabetic - 20% of beneficiaries will get medication - Restoring skills in active power and educate family on artificial feeding. Other results: - Increased sense of security; - Quality of life; - Reduction in hospitalizations; - Playing its independence beneficiary environment.
Quality indicators:
Use of strategies to collect narrative descriptions
Comment:
Evaluation:
The services offered by the programme help to put together patients and health care professionals and analyze their needs making the patient to feel as an active actor. Families are also supported as information is given to them in order to further help and support the patient.

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