One of the main objectives of the Guesthouse is to serve children with cerebral palsy from the Greek provinces, where no adequate rehabilitation treatment is available. Parent(s) and child may stay at the Guest House while their child is evaluated and a treatment program is planned.
In addition, the Guesthouse is used for visitors from transnational collaborations in which of the Social Work Foundation participates, who wish to observe the operation of the Center.
George Gogos , physiotherapist, is responsible for the Guesthouse operation
Use of the Guesthouse for clients of the Gait Analysis Laboratory
The gait analysis can be carried out correctly only when the client is rested. We suggest that individuals from the Greek provinces or Cyprus (where a number of clients are from) stay at the Guesthouse for at least one night before undergoing the gait analysis . If requested, the stay can be prolonged to offer the possibility to visit doctors\, physiotherapists or other specialists.
Use of the Guesthouse by children in the Rehabilitation Program
The term Everyday Life Activities as used in the field of Health and Welfare refers to the daily self-care activities of an individual, both in the home and outdoors.
Everyday Life Skills, such as self-care, home care and community living, as an area of adaptive behavior, are critically important for the individual’s functional independence. The individuals attending our various programs have reduced skills in this area, which have an impact on their daily lives and well-being.
Basic daily living skills include:
- Toilet use and hygiene
- Functional mobility
- Care of personal Equipment
- Personal hygiene and care
In the training program of Everyday Life Skills the children learn to manage situations in their daily life, to au complete autonomous activities related to their personal hygiene (bath, shower, dressing and undressing, toilet use, hand washing, etc. Through activities specifically tailored to the needs of the participants, the skills of daily living and self-care are enhanced, making learning experiential in a real environment. In addition to personal hygiene and self-care, daily living skills include household chors such as making the bed, sweeping, mopping, cleaning surfaces, dishes, watering the plants, etc.
All activities are divided into individual steps (task analysis) and are recorded systematically, individually for each participant and, depending on their capabilities, the next educational goal is defined each time . Learn more here.
Use of the Guesthouse by the Periodic Program for families from outside the province of Attica
In this program we accept children from the provinces up to the age of twelve, three to four times per year. The children, accompanied by one or both parents are invited to stay at the Guesthouse. Learn more here.