Program Details

Hogar Para Ancianos “Hilos De Plata”


  • Start Date 2017-01-11
  • End Date: 2018-01-10

  • Location: Comayagüela, M.D.C., Francisco Morazán

“Hilos de Plata” is a non profit institution that was founded by Mrs. Blanca Erazo in 2000. The purpose is to offer homeless elderly people a place to live, the last stage of their lives, feeling loved. The founder states the institution was established to contribute to the development of Honduras by watching out for the elderly population, those who after a life of hard work and sacrifice are homeless down the road and living the last stage of their life in a complete misery where the only alternative shelter is the street. Changes in the demographic structure with increase in the percentage of people over 60 years old has a direct impact on social, economic and political development in the country. The Nursing Home “Hilos de Plata” has legal personality under the Honduran Government by the country State of Departmend of Justice. It benefits those elderly people who for various circumstances are alone in social risk, poverty and homelessness by providing specialist nursing care and integrating them in the society so they feel they are still valuable as an individual and the status as member of a family and a society. The elderly have diseases like: Alzheimer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), high blood pressure, diabetes, Schizophrenia, vertigo, among others.


Accomodation:

Living with a Host Family.


Activities:

Main activitie of the Nursing Home “Hilos de Plata”: • In addition to providing shelter, food, clothing and primary basic needs satisfaction are held activities to meet their needs secondary. • Occupational Therapy: Planning and programming various activities and crafts that contribute to occupational purpose of beneficiaries.
• Bible Studies and Reflections: Reflections that offer hope, reflection and light to the daily lives of every adult. The line of care and services is "Christ-centered", meaning that we believe in the existence of God and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, though not endorse any particular religion. • Individual Supportive Therapy: Older adults are more vulnerable and problematic theyre evaluated and treated in their particular cases for counseling and other psychological support. • Recreational Trips: Scheduled in recreational areas or touristic attractions near the city, at least for those who can walk more independently. • Volunteer Support Activities: We have assembled a group of volunteers who spend time offer older adults to support planned activities and to develop new ones.


Requirement:
  • Age: Indifferent.
  •  Gender: For elderly care preferably female. For occupational therapy indifferent.
  •  Languages: Good level of Spanish if you are involved in personal care activities of the elderly. Basic level if you are involved in other activities.
  •  Studies: Experience in elderly care. Some training in the health field, such as nursing, physical rehabilitation, occupational, etc..
  •  Abilities and Attitudes: Be sensitive, patient, tolerant and creative, e.g. talent in art, such as creating crafts.
  •  Religion: Indifferent. The Home promotes Christianity, but we just ask for respect of their beliefs.
  •  Tobacco: According to the Law, smoking in the workplace is prohibited.
  •  Piercings/tattoos/dreadlocks: No problem.

How to get there?
Terminal: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
International Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
Domestic Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin


Others:

6 months- 1.900,00 EUR

12 months- 2.500,00 EUR