Cainta’s abandoned seniors ‘home’ soon

The construction of a home for senior citizens in Cainta, Rizal is slated for completion by September this year, former mayor and now municipal administrator Johnielle Kieth Pasion Nieto said.

“It’s gonna be operational by the end of September,” Nieto told this reporter in an interview over the weekend.

Nieto noted that the nursing home for the town’s senior citizens is part of Mayor Elen Nieto’s 100-day accomplishment report.

“We will be bringing in many senior citizens who had been abandoned and who are already living along the streets because they don’t have homes,” he said.

“We will provide their basic necessities, so they can enjoy the remaining years of their lives,” Nieto added.

The facility sits on a 2,000-square-meter lot and has a total floor area of 1,200 square meters. The two-story building also has elevators to provide relief to senior citizens who have difficulty climbing stairs.

Likewise, the facility will have a 600-square meter indoor recreational area. It has also a prayer room for the elderly people’s spiritual requirements.

The facility will be staffed by house nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, caregivers and psychologists.

“It (the facility) can accommodate, I think, 200 people,” Nieto said. “Maybe I’ll put in P20 million just to rotate the expenses,” he said.

“We will see what we can to top up their sources of revenue to generate more services that we can provide to our senior citizens.”

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