Beirut, Lebanon 2017: Committed to providing the elderly with the care and attention they require to live their golden years comfortably, “Beit Rafqa”, a nonprofit organisation, has established an elderly home, managed by a specialized team of professionals, aiming to revolutionize the elderly care services in Lebanon and the Middle East. The organisation focuses on offering a caring and nurturing environment that many will have the pleasure of calling home.
As its name indicates, “Beit Rafqa” is located alongside St. Rafqa’s Shrine, and was built and donated to the sisters of St. Joseph Monastery in Jrebta, who accompany the elderly in their daily lives, providing them with all the physical and spiritual support they need, in addition to the services of a professional and experienced nursing and administrative staff. “Beit Rafqa” aims to give the elderly more than what they can get at home, because they deserve the best.
Mr. Selim El Zyr, the Vice Chairman of Beit Rafqa organisation commented saying: “In recognition of their life-long sacrifices, “Beit Rafqa” was established to give back to our parents who raised generations on love and respect by offering them the opportunity to live their golden years decently, independently and comfortably. Along the lines of developed countries, our elderly in Lebanon should be able to live the aging phase of their lives in the dignified way they deserve. By founding “Beit Rafqa”, we are aiming to achieve this turning point in the mindset of the society, enabling us together, to ensure a decent environment of respect, dignity, companionship and care to the elderly.”
“Beit Rafqa” was carefully designed to provide the elderly with round-the-clock care and attention they require including 24/7 access to professional nurses and nutritious meals prepared internally by a specialized team. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, “Beit Rafqa” will feature 44 furnished single and double occupancy rooms, with comfortable beds, central heating and air conditioning, in addition to eight communal living spaces to engage the elderly in social and entertaining activities. For a better medical care, “Beit Rafqa” includes special treatment rooms, a check-up room and a physiotherapy facility. Surrounded by mountains, offering its residents fresh air and a mild climate all year around, “Beit Rafqa” encourages the elderly to stay active through various sports activities.
At “Beit Rafqa”, the elderly are surrounded with love and kindness, living as one family, sharing their moments together and engaging in topics and gatherings that will make them feel at home, praised with care and attention on all levels.
“Beit Rafqa” is the address where every elderly is honoured with the attention and care they deserve after several years of serving their loved ones and surrounding them with care and attention. In the heart of every elderly lives a child who needs a caring hand and a loving heart, for every elderly is a blessing to their society that should ensure providing them with the least of their rights in terms of decent living facilities.