International Activities

We have been internationally active since 2016 and are committed to sharing our know-how

SUPPORT TO THE PUTEVI MIRA CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION

Our international activities were initiated in 2016 by Dr Elisabeth Lohmann (co-founder of Palliativteam Hochtaunus) and Martin Lemperle (palliative care specialist). They visited "Putevi Mira" (Peace Paths), a civil society located in the town of Kozarska Dubica in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In addition to professional exchanges and ongoing friendly encounters, we started providing ongoing financial support. Since 2016, we have been financially supporting two specific projects: "Dignified life in old age" and "Meeting place for the elderly".

In the "Dignified life in old age" project, nurses make home visits to elderly people who are living alone. They check blood pressure and blood sugar, monitor current medications, help with personal hygiene and go shopping. In the "Meeting place for the elderly" project, a meeting locale in the city center provides a gathering place for the elderly to meet over a coffee, read the daily newspaper or play board games.

The municipality also supports the project and provides the locale cost-free.

 

GRADUAL EXPANSION OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

With the establishment of Löwenzahn Hochtaunus GmbH, all charitable initiatives were transferred to Löwenzahn gGmbH. In September 2021, Martin Umbach, who supports us on a voluntary basis, visited Putevi Mira and reviewed the use of our donations.

Our plan is to gradually expand our international activities in order to incorporate our Charter ("Charter for the Care of Seriously Ill and Dying People in Germanyand know-how into locally adapted hospice-palliative care initiatives. Purely financial support is only one type of assistance. We are also prepared to send our own staff on-site on occasion to conduct nursing staff training and to provide digital back-up.

These ideas were discussed during a visit by Dr Robert Gaertner and Martin Umbach in June 2022.

 

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