The McKean Elderly Leprosy Residential Care Project

Provide elderly disabled leprosy patients with quality, holistic residential care support in Thailan
The Leprosy Mission Australia

The Leprosy Mission Australia

Project Summary

Disability Support Elderly Support Health Care

General Funds Needed

Thailand

Tax Deductible

Updated 05-05-2020




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Project Details

This phase of the project began in July 2017 and provides elderly disabled leprosy patients with quality, holistic residential care support in northern and western border regions of Thailand.

Due to past experiences of stigma, social rejection and dislocation from families, elderly people affected by leprosy can lack a social support network.  Because of ongoing, and often worsening disability, elderly people affected by leprosy experience increasing immobility, dependency and lessening quality of life.

Social exclusion, limited education and limited mobility,  can cause a lack awareness for these people their rights to access government benefits (e.g. disability pensions).

This project aims to provide housing and strengthen leprosy and disability services for these elderly people in northern and western border regions of Thailand.

Associated projects

Aged Care for Leprosy Patients
Provide elderly disabled leprosy patients with quality, holistic residential care support in Thailan

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