The trip of the team of Let’s help International Charity Fund on April 30, 2015 to the geriatric hospital in the Town of Rzhyshchiv, Region of Kyiv.
There are 160 old and disabled people held in the hospital, 30 of them are women with mental problems. We were warmly greeted there and shown how these very different people with different fates and diagnoses live in this 6-floor building. There are disabled and mentally ill people and those who were left there to live out their lives among the “residents of the hospital”.
Management and people themselves try to settle their lives the best way they can as almost each of them stays here until their last breath. The geriatric hospital has its own orchard, garden, tailoring workshop, church and even cemetery. Those pensioners, who can, help to look after the territory and the garden at least at common area but not at home. They wake up every morning, do their everyday business and try to live happy and smile. Many different lives appeared in one place to live their lives out together. This time our team brought them:
Management tries to find money but it is not enough to meet all needs of lonely old and ill people. Very carefully and with little hope they shared with us those people’s needs:
- Multifunctional bed
- Repair of the fifth floor
Let’s work together to help lonely, old and disabled people of the geriatric hospital in the Town of Rzhyshchiv! Then their lives and age will bring more happiness and joy!