For adults and sick people in the cities of Sofia, Ruse, Belene, Plovdiv, Rakovski, Malko Tarnovo and in the villages of Zhitnitsa and Bardarski Geran there are Centers for Home Care at Caritas Vitania, Caritas Ruse and Caritas Sofia, which through mobile teams of nurses and social assistants provide health care and social care to elderly people in need. Services are provided directly to the elderly homes and are tailored to their individual needs. Caritas Home Care co-workers also take care for elderly people in five other settlements located near the cities and villages mentioned.
For sick and older people living alone, Caritas has implemented the Kitchen on Wheels service by which they provide food to their homes, and social support to elderly people in need.
For elderly people, a day center for Caritas Sofia operates in the village of Pokrovan, which provides daily care and activities for visiting elderly people, according to their individual needs and needs of free time organization, mutual assistance, protection and social integration. In the village of Kaloyanovo, there is a home for elderly people “St. Joseph” providing moral, spiritual and social support to elderly residents and their relatives, enough and good nutrition, medical care, maintaining good personal hygiene and nonstop feedback for relatives of the elderly.
- Mobile teams at Caritas Home Care Centers have provided health and social care to the homes of 470 sick elderly people.
- Thanks to the Caritas service “Kitchen on Wheels”, 25 sick and elderly people living lonely from Ruse received warm food in their homes.
- The Caritas Day Care Center for the elderly in the village of Pokrovan provided daily social counseling, food and interest activities to 53 elderly people.
- The home for elderly people “St. Joseph” in the village of Kaloyanovo provided daily care in home-style environment to 24 elderly people.