Care For The Sick Fund
Camillus Medhaven High Care Unit
St. Camillus de Lellis is the Patron of the Sick, Nurses and Hospitals. He has dedicated his life to the care and service for the sick. He founded the Order of the Ministers of the Sick also known as the Camillians, a group of religious brothers and priests consecrated to witness the ever-present love of Christ to the sick.
The Camillus Medhaven is a Senior Living Community run and owned by the Camillians. In Camillus Medhaven, the concept is to categorized residents by care instead of a generic room so that each program can be tailored to fit the needs of residents.
The Skilled Nursing (High Care) category serves residents who are bedridden and needing high nursing care. This includes those with a colostomy, stroke, dependent on ADL, and those under convalescent, palliative and hospice care.
The plan of care for those under the High Care Unit includes turning them regularly in different positions to avoid having pressure sores and raising them when being fed or given medications.
The benefits of having proper hospital beds are:
- Having the ability to adjust head and feet
- Side railings
- Adjustable bed height
- Washable mattresses
- Ease of mobility
More information of the benefits of hospital beds can be found here.
This project targets 40 residents/patients of Camillus Medhaven in Building 1 and 2 who are under the High Care category. In Building 1, there are 16 patients in single accommodation due to the need for isolation or medical status. In Building 2, there are 24 patients occupying 4 wards who are mostly suffering from end-stage Alzheimers or under convalescent care. The goal is to purchase 40 hospital beds at Php 25,000 each, making a total required funding of Php 1,000,000.
Thank you for your generosity.