MALANG. The lack of health facilities becomes one of the obstacles in ensuring the health of the elderly, especially for the elderly who have physical limitations. Rumah Zakat with its health partners, Cita Sehat Foundation offers solutions to the problem with “Elderly- Friendly Home Visit” program.
Home Visit is one of the activities included in the Elderly-Friendly program. In the event, Cita Sehat Foundation provides medical teams to visit the elderly with limited mobility. This program has been implemented in Cita Sehat’s target areas throughout Indonesia.
Mbah Khumaiyah, 70-year-old woman is one of the elderly who has become a regular patient of home visit conducted by Rumah Zakat with Cita Sehat Foundation. It’s been long enough Mbah Khumaiyah suffered from acute uric acid, it makes her difficult to perform daily activities, even she hardly to walk.
“When walking, my legs hurt so much. I hardly walk out of the house, especially if I have to go to the clinic for treatment. Alhamdulillah now there is a doctor who came to the house, so I can be checked regularly every month and now my condition is quite improved ” Mbah Khumaiyah said.
Wednesday, (14/06) two medical teams complete with medical equipment and medicines visited the residence of Mbah Khumaiyah. They conducted a medical examination and provide direction to the Mbah Khumaiyah family about what steps should be done to support her health for the better.