With retirement, people quickly lose their professional and social networks. We divide the group of retired people in three categories:
The Project Integrated in-home care service targets elderly people living in Sofia and combines the following services:
In service delivery the team of
social workers will be supported by a network of elderly volunteers providing
services like shopping and home visits and by elderly people employed part-time
with activities like cleaning, minor house repairs, and accompaniment. A single
client could at one and the same time use some services and deliver others,
e.g. does some shopping or cleaning for other clients and him/herself
participates in social activities. The involvement of volunteers and part-time
employed elderly makes for reasonable price and accessible service.
The Integrated in-home care service aims to maintain the autonomy of retired people, to make them independent in their day-to-day activities or to provide them with opportunity to keep their financial independence. The healthcare and social work modules are designed to keep the status of the clients with preventive measures and early interventions. The service applies the concept of active aging by providing employment opportunities to retired people. Thus they are able to increase income, keep active social life and feel helpful. We want to meet the needs of the elderly that need additional income and more social contacts with the needs of the elderly that need care on a daily basis.
An important characteristic of our project is that we provide social service that is based on a business model. Approaches that contribute to this are: