The purpose of home care service for the elderly is to help them meet their basic everyday needs, at their own homes, in order to improve or maintain their quality of life and prevent or postpone residential care. Home care is provided in cases when a user (and-or his/her family) needs support, in accordance with identified individual needs of elderly. All the services provided are directly or indirectly related to meeting the user's needs. Majority of services are provided at the user’s own home.

Home care services include: Assistance in housework and household maintenance; Assistance in nutrition, including, on as needed basis: purchase of groceries, preparation of light meals, preparation of refreshment beverages; Assistance in maintenance of user’s personal hygiene (including, where needed: assistance in dressing and undressing, washing, bathing, combing hair, shaving, nail clipping); Providing services of laymen care (which do not require trained medical nurse), on as needed basis: supervising medicine intake, assistance in walking and going to the toilet, simple massage, purchase of medicines prescribed by the doctor, taking the user to medical check-ups, and where necessary, ensuring the accessibility of primary health care; spending structured time with the user (talking, stimulation, simple exercises, walks). The detailed service package is broken down into three components:
  • Doing housework and household maintenance,
  • Personal hygiene and preventative health care services,
  • Services of psycho-social empowerment
The services is designed to enable the user to choose and receive an optimum service, in accordance with his/her needs and during the time allocated for the geronto housewives.
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Municipality of Žagubica, Centre for Social Care from Žabari, NGO CDER and Association for the Development of Žagubica Municipality,
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