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Adult Assisted Living
Through our considerable
experience with Elderly Care which started in Cihei in 2010 – we came
to realise certain anomalies with the Romanian system we need to work
One such issue is that as part of our Authorisation
to Function as Elderly Care Homes, we are prohibited by law to take
residents under the age of 65 years. This has caused us some
challenges over the years, as sadly several people are presented to us
for help who are living alone, possibly sick and definitely vulnerable
– but because they are under 65 years, we could be in trouble with the
authorities if we took them into our care.
Unofficially, we were told that,
due to there being no facilities for Adult Assisted
Living in Bihor County, a 'blind eye would be turned'’
to one or two ‘under 65’s’ in our facilities. However, it got us
How could The
Smiles Foundation once again lead the pack on providing a well
documented needed service without over-stretching our resources and
supporters? After all, you provide all we need to do the great work in
Romania we are so proud of. Your obedience to God through your Giving
and amazing generosity, is what makes the difference for us in doing
We didn’t want to
launch another £1million /$1.5 million project to build a new
facility. We looked at that option to build on land we already own in
Cihei – but to build from scratch, as we found with JFL in Salonta –
would be a huge pressure for the next couple of years (or more). SO we
thought harder. After a short time, we considered we have an amazing
facility already built that was not being fully utilised and with some
modification, could serve the proposed purpose.
were consulted, Drawings prepared and Construction men gave quotes. We
concluded that for approximately £50,000 ($65,000) we could remodel
part of our Tileagd Complex (built 2005-2008) accommodating the new
Assisted Living Facility
and still be able to have all our other activities functioning in
another part of the large Complex building. So this is what we did and
in January 2017, the work began. We hope to see it completed by June
2017 and then we can begin functioning in the second half of 2017.
will provide ‘exactly what it says on the tin’ – Assisted Living
(Supported Living) for all adults over 18 years of age who are in need
of practical help with daily life.
We will have
nurses and carers on staff but not all our residents are expected to
need ‘medical’ care as such, maybe just continued support of well
established medical issues.
As the remodelling
of the building continues and we progress with establishing an
Authorisation Code to work to for ‘Functioning’ we look forward to
making plans and appointments to hopefully open the doors to those in
need of help from as early as July 2017.
Director, Georgi Opreanu is responsible for the facility,
helped by administrative assistant Ligia Mitra. Many other new
staff will be appointed but before we move towards arranging
interviews, we must complete the building.
There is a lot to
do and we need support for the Renovation Expense of the building,
then the on-going support for the Services we are to offer at the
Adult Assisted Living
Facility in Tileagd.
and the people who will benefit from it need your support, so please
consider how you can best help whether with a monthly sponsorship or
fund-raising event on behalf of this exciting new Project.
cost for Tileagd Assisted Living
is budgeted to be £5,500 ($7,150) per month.
cost of caring for a resident in Tileagd Assisted Living
is £225 ($295) per month.
(Sponsored residents who leave the
facility will have their allocated sponsorship transferred to other
residents in need of support)
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