Hanganak Summarized the Activities of January

On February 13th, the first staff meeting of Hanganak for 2024 was held. The organization wasted no time and quickly conducted a needs assessment, providing its 177 beneficiaries with necessary food and medicines within two weeks. In addition, financial assistance was provided to 63 beneficiaries who ended up in remote areas of the Republic of Armenia due to tragic events. Thus, Hanganak’s services have benefited around 240 elderly people.

The nurses provided details about the beneficiaries they regularly visit and monitor, most of whom have hypertension. There are currently nine such beneficiaries in Yerevan who need to be visited in the upcoming days. Additionally, there are six more beneficiaries in other regions who need attention, and their visits will be arranged within the next week along with the delivery of food. Regional visits will be organized by a team including a doctor, a psychologist, and the representatives of Hanganak.

In particular, the Rapid Geriatric Assessment tool, proposed by Nancy Barsamian, responsible for the clinical part of the Elderly Project, was discussed. This is a questionnaire that is designed to evaluate the health risks of the elderly. Thus, this questionnaire will be an integral part of the assessment of the health status of beneficiaries along with the standard examinations used by medical personnel (blood pressure, pulse, saturation, glucose level, and BMI). By assessing the health risks of beneficiaries, medical services will become more targeted and effective.

The coordinator of the Elderly Project, Lina Grigoryan, received reports from medical workers for January. The amount of work they accomplished was impressive. Although facing challenges, the Hanganak team managed to bounce back and accomplish its mission in Armenia within a short period of time.

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