The program "Center for the Care of Victims of National Socialism and the Mobile Service in Kharkov" 2020.
In 2020, the Kharkiv Samaritans BO, as part of the international support program "Mi Assignment! Support for people affected by Nazism, ”continues to provide targeted medical and social assistance to Kharkov residents who suffered from Nazism during the Second World War. Our wards are former prisoners of concentration camps and ghettos; people involved in forced labor; children born in captivity; orphans of war; Soviet prisoners of war; Holocaust survivors and genocide Roma; injured in the occupied territory from 1941 to 1945.
In accordance with the program, it is also planned to conduct free courses on caring for the elderly and bedridden patients for relatives of the wards. To work in a social station, volunteers from among students of Kharkov medical educational institutions are involved. The program is funded by German non-governmental organizations: the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility, Future” (EVZ) and the German Samaritan Workers' Union (ASB).
The station of the mobile service is located in the sanatorium "Grove" (pg. Pesochin, Kharkov district, Kharkov region). Here, the work of three mobile teams is organized (the composition of the team: a nurse, social worker, driver), which together serve more than 100 Nazi victims living in the Kharkov region at home.
Forms of service for wards:
- Basic care: help with body care (bathing, haircuts, changing clothes, treating nails, etc.), help with eating, physical exercises (mobility).
- Medical care: measuring vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, blood sugar), listening to the lungs, treating wounds, bedsores, dressings, massage, providing medicines and helping to take them.
- Household assistance: buying groceries, cleaning an apartment (house), washing clothes and cooking, providing drinking water.
- Social counseling: legal and social counseling on the current rights of the wards.
- Conducting courses for family members: classes for caring for the elderly and bedridden patients.
We regularly hold training seminars for all employees. Due to the fact that the brigades are equipped with vehicles, help becomes more efficient, more mobile, and there are more opportunities in its timely provision. Attracting volunteers and training relatives to care for the elderly significantly improves the quality of life of the wards (this is evidenced by the numerous positive reviews of the center).
The program "The Center for the Care of Victims of National Socialism and the Mobile Service in Kharkov" provides a decisive impetus for future care structures and is designed to awaken in the public mind and competent state institutions an understanding of the new quality standards in the field of elderly care and the need for investing in similar programs.