World does not close the illness: volunteer work for disabled in Georgia. Scene III.
The project was implemented between 1 June and 31 December 2013 in Tbilisi (Georgia), where the volunteer stayed from 29 August to 18 December 2013. The sending organization was Polish Medical Mission, and the local partner was the Georgian branch of the Order of Regular Clerks Ministers to the Sick (the Camillians).
The beneficiaries of the project were the patients of the Rehabilitation and Treatment Center administered by the Order of Camillians.
The project aimed at broadening the diagnostic scope available for the disabled in Tbilisi, using the potential of the local specialists through promoting employment of Georgian physiotherapists, developing a scheme for adapting family members of the disabled to new life situation, and also improving the disabled assistance programme. Another element of the project was to train new workers of the Centre.
As a result of the project, the volunteer carried out physiotherapy treatments for 3 groups of patients, a total of 45 people. Consultations with the doctors caring for the patients were conducted regularly. Assistance to the disabled was improved, both for the patients of the Centre and those living with their families (as part of the home visits). The volunteer also conducted a training in the field of rehabilitation using the method of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation for 3 rehabilitants, thanks to which the therapists’ skills were improved.