The TEC-MED project in Egypt improves social care services for the elderly who lack support from their families and society
The Egyptian government strives to provide care and attention to the elderly at all levels, but with an aging population, there is an enormous need to provide more services to care for the elderly socially, healthily, and physically. This is how TEC-Med supports the elderly in Egypt by offering more support for the elderly than ever before, particularly those who live alone at home or are deprived of the presence of family, and home.
Improving Social Services for the Elderly
As one of the project's partners, Egypt is working to establish a new social-ethical care model for the elderly, which will improve social care services for the elderly who lack support from their families and society. Specifically, research has found that social support can play a significant role in overall health as people age, improving both physical and mental health.
It is worth noting that this model takes into account cultural, social, economic, and ethical factors such as respect for the physical and mental health of the elderly.
Educating caregivers for elderly
TEC-MED will educate and raise awareness of those responsible for caring for the elderly, whether family members or health or social service providers so that they have the tools and capabilities to improve elderly social care services.
The project will provide training for health professionals and medical personnel such as nurses and caregivers. Furthermore, the TEC-MED model will make a diagnosis, assessment, follow-up, and medication delivery easier, particularly in rural areas. It will establish a link between non-professional caregivers and professionals in order to monitor the status of elders, particularly in their homes.
Spread the Self-care management concept to elderly
It will provide tools for the elderly to understand their rights in the services provided by the state and society, as well as assist them in communicating with caregivers or other support groups. In terms of the public community, it will create a database with information on the elderly population in each area, as well as facilities concerned with social/health services, and will encourage youth to volunteer in the social care of the elderly by developing programs to attract them.