This is a home for the elderly which is for 70% financed by the state and for 30% by a church. Approximately 280 elderly persons are sheltered here. It concerns (former) homeless elderly or elderly being dropped off by their relatives, because the relatives cannot take care of them anymore.
The elderly, who are still mentally and physically able to, are helping out with the daily chorus, such as cooking, cleaning, etc. It is a well-organized project with all necessities available, such as orthopedic materials and wheelchairs. The shelter also includes professional employees such as a physiotherapist, a nutritionist, psychiatrist, etc. Sometimes even hairdressers and beauticians come to attend the elderly. But they can always use more help and care, especially because most elderly are lonesome.
Activities for interns
As a nutrition/dietetics student you will especially focus on making diets for the patients with diabetes II, patients recovering from operations and patients with heart diseases.
Before starting your internship you must speak at least the basics of Spanish, so you can communicate with your internship supervisor and patients. You can achieve this by taking a Spanish course in Ecuador. You need to be patient, and be able to take initiative and have organizational skills.
On working days you can join the lunch offered at the elderly home for free. Internet is also available at the elderly home.
Just to be clear:
On-Stage Latin America provides many internships for all kinds of study programs. Besides the available vacancies on the website, we also offer a wide range of other internships. If you have a specific request, send us an e-mail and we will do our best to help you.
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