Natalie and I went to take some supplies to Robert in Hogar Santa Catalina. While I was there I talked to the head nurse, who is one of the nurses that cares for Robert. She mentioned that they currently have a few openings that are available and I decided to pass it on.
Hogar Santa Catalina is a private care facility for the elderly. Some are ambulatory and some aren’t. They have three shifts of nurses, so there is always a nurse there.
I have found them to be very caring and very disciplined in caring for their clients. Robert is in a private room with a private bathroom and shower. It is the only room I have seen, so I can’t speak for all that is available. I do know that there is at least one like Robert’s room available.
They monitor all medication, and provide all meals. They have them eat in a group setting for meals.
I have seen several elderly care facilities in David, and this is the best I have seen. I have been impressed by the care that Robert has been given. Prior to coming here, he was in the bed 100% of the time. Now he is up for all meals. He sits outside in the mornings.
If there is a downside for Robert, it is that Spanish is the primary language here. Robert speaks some Spanish and understands a lot, but I am sure he would like to talk to others in English. There is one other man there that speaks some English.
The home is run by nuns and it is very clean and sanitary. It is a very good option for the elderly that can no longer care for themselves. I spoke to one lady that was visiting her mother and she said there was nothing to compare with it in all of Panama.
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Click HERE for a Google Map to Hogar Santa Catalina.