Semi Finalist 05: Samaritan Mobile Care Complex
Field: Health and ageing
Summary of the idea:
The main target of the “Samaritan Mobile Care Complex” is to change the life of elderly people for the better, specifically focusing on improving the lives of elders who reside in rural Latvia. With this project they bring a completely new practice of social care in rural Latvia by providing direct services to seniors living in remote/distant areas, where there is poor infrastructure and no care 'extras' are available. For the first time, equipment and services are brought directly to the people in need. This allows seniors to live independently, remain in their homes and avoid emotional stress, often experienced by many who are forced to move into social care housing due to challenges brought on by their circumstances.