Home for persons with health handicap Osek

Project information

Index: 0120R1
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location CESKA REPUBLIKA CESKA REPUBLIKA České Budějovice Jihozapad Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2002-01-01

Topic of the practice

social care services for mentally handicapped people

Good Practice Information

The issue addressed by this Good Practice is to provide social care services for mentally handicapped men with affiliated health problems. It is done through a facility, which was founded in 1955 and renovated with a number of technological improvements to enable a wide variety of activities.
These include rehabilitation such as underwater massages, whirlpool, a sliding bottom pool (which allows arbitrarily set the depth of water to help with musculoskeletal functions), magnetic and ultrasound therapy, inhalation for asthma, laser therapy flask a fully equipped gym (with fitness machines, balance platform, orthopedists and ribstole). Handicapped users are also able to use two MOTOmed (engine supported therapeutic motion device) to practice the less mobile upper and lower extremities. Modern gym equipment also gives space for entertainment and sports. A wide rang of other therapeautic have been improved by better facilities.
Key factors in the success of the renovations and the project as a whole has been:
• to establish contact and partnership with foreign partners
• to gain political support for increasing of financial means
• Unchallenged administration which has been enabled by the independent funding source
• Implementation of improved or new services
• Integration of innovation technologies into the facility to improve specific elements of rehabilitation and therapy
• Qualified personnel
• activities of this facility are in accordance with policy of The Region of South Bohemia, Act on social care and with Medium-term plan of development of The Region of South Bohemia social care services

Evidence of success

• Expanded capacity of facility (serving more people and providing a wider range of services to people with more diverse needs)
• Improved quality of life for people living in this facility
• Better rehabilitation care and other specialized services for patients
• to find eligible partners to transfer of experience/processes/methodologies/technologies

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Jiří Vlach




Annex completed on: 03-30-2011

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