The Center for Comprehensive Care for the Elderly (CAIAM) is a ray of hope for seniors who do not have any family members to support them in their later years in Puerto Vallarta.
For the elderly, and with the support of citizens and socially responsible companies, the DIF System has recently rehabilitated the facilities for easier accessibility for those being cared for at CAIAM.
In her recent activity report, the president of the healthcare agency, Adriana Gómez Funes, said that at the time, the president of the institution, Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos, did the work to create a project integrated by five stages, with the purpose of turning around the facility.
“We have given continuity and we managed to carry out the third stage of rehabilitation, in which we invested more than $1,200,000 pesos for the improvement of the dormitories, bathrooms, and chapel of the center,” she said.
She emphasized that this project won the hearts of the donors, who, seeing their support reflected quality work, and above all, seeing the professionalism of the CAIAM collaborators and the smile of the elderly people, decided to continue with the works of rehabilitation of the property.
The changes are intended to provide older adults with a comfortable space that has safety and hygiene standards, where they can move easily.
“The building was very neglected; ugly. Now it is easier to move in the wheelchairs, previously there were two ramps that were hard to navigate and steep; It was difficult, now it is very easy to walk around the place for all of us. I am very grateful because they accepted me here,” shared Abelardo Ramos Tovar, 67, who has been part of CAIAM for 2 years.
Work continues towards completing the five stages of the project, which involves areas such as nursing and the main entrance.