The project of accompanying old man to hospital sponsored by North Sichuan Road Sub-district covers more than 1,000 person times
Recently, Uncle Hu, a lonely old man living at Chuandong Road, suffered senile chronic bronchitis again. A cadre of the neighborhood committee contacted with Shanghai Jiashijia Home Service Co., Ltd. which undertook the project. The company immediately sent a homemaking service attendant to accompany the old man to a hospital.
The sub-district launched the soft operation of the project since 2015. The project provides the service of accompanying to hospital 2 to 4 times every month for all lonely elders aged over 80 and some lonely elders aged over 70 needing the service.
“There are dozens of old people like Uncle Hu suffering several diseases including senile chronic bronchitis, osteoporosis and angiocardiopathy in North Sichuan Road Sub-district. The homemaking service attendants assume to accompany them to hospitals”, an official of the sub-district told, “Uncle Hu lives on the fourth floor, and the attendant takes him downstairs and sends him to the hospital. At the hospital, the old man sometimes waits for an inspection report, and the attendant chats with him, which alleviates his misery a lot”.
“The lonely old men have great difficulty in going to hospital, and they are very reluctant to bother their neighbors”, an official of the sub-district told, “Going out, registering, paying, taking medicine, having intravenous drip and physical therapy are too troublesome for youngsters, let alone old people. Some elders even fall down while going to hospitals. The sub-district surveyed the elders’ need, explored new service methods for elders, and entrusted the third party with accompanying the elders to hospitals by paying some expenditures every year”.
In order to ensure that the project could help the elders, an attendant is helped by the neighborhood committee to know every elder’s health, medical need and relevant traffic route before making a customized service scheme for the elders. After making an appointment, the attendant accompanies the elder to the designated hospital.
Since the project was implemented, it has covered over 1,300 person times with the satisfaction degree up to 98.7%.