A group of care sector workers, and local health and social welfare representatives took part in an EU-funded study visit to several public and private elderly care and rehabilitation facilities in Antalya, Turkey.
Aiming to observe good care practices, the trip was organised by the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health as part of the Elderly Rights Movement Project, funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society at Work VII Grant Scheme.
A total of 11 people took part, including care home owners, managers and nurses, representatives of local community, health and social welfare bodies, and members of the Association.
Between 5-7 May 2022, the group visited the Mukaddes Aksoy Residential Care Centre, Halil Akyüz Nursing Home, Büyük Şehir Special Education and Rehabilitation Centre, and the Fethi Bayçın Nursing Home.
They met the care home owners and managers, and observed care facilities, services and activities.
Additionally, they met with the assistant director of the Antalya District Office of the Turkish Family and Social Services Ministry, Eşref Edip Erkmen, and other local welfare officials, and learned about domestic, social and institutional care services for the elderly.
Association of Elderly Rights & Mental Health Chairperson Prof. Dr. Hatice Jenkins said:
The Elderly Rights Movement Project is funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society at Work VII Grant Scheme and implemented by the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health.