• 25/04/2024 05:00

The first habilitation center in Ukraine for war victims was opened in Lviv

ByNatalia

Mar 7, 2024

Photo The first habilitation center in Ukraine “HAB | Lviv Habilitation Center” for veterans and civilians injured as a result of military operations.

A Ukrinform correspondent reports this.

HAB | Lviv Habilitation Center –ndash; a transitional, barrier-free space that allows you to safely survive the experience of war in order to move on. Here, veterans and civilians who have already undergone physical rehabilitation at the UNBROKEN center and need to adapt to new living conditions acquire new skills.

“In the Center “Indestructible” we treat acute injury, we carry out acute primary rehabilitation, but the next step, when a person has already been rehabilitated, has certain skills for a new lifestyle, the Habilitation Center is the next step. Here patients begin to function with support, but with more resources to take the first steps on their own, – said the head of the psychosocial direction of the Center "UNBREAKABLE" Oleg Berezyuk.

The habilitation process is as similar as possible to what awaits veterans and wounded civilians at home. Residents, with the help of physical therapists and psychologists, prepare meals, visit the store and travel by public transport. A variety of lectures, master classes and trips to cultural events are also organized here.

The center has nine rooms and 27 beds, its area is 660 square meters. It is planned that 300 residents will be able to undergo habilitation here during the year.

The first habilitation center in Ukraine for war victims was opened in Lvov/Photo: Anastasia Smolienko. Ukrinform

Opened in Lvov the first habilitation center in Ukraine for war victims

Opened in Lviv Ukraine's first habilitation center for war victims

Opened in Lviv Ukraine's first habilitation center for war victims

One of the first residents was a librarian from Avdeevka, Yana Kovaleva, whose right leg was amputated. She underwent prosthetics and rehabilitation, and is now preparing for independent life at the rehabilitation center. and don't be afraid of it. We also work with a psychologist, an art therapist, we had yoga, there is a gym here, there are rehabilitation specialists,” said Kovaleva.

According to forecasts, after the victory in Ukraine there will be more than 5 million veterans, their families and families dead. According to the Ministry of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 851,068 war veterans registered in Ukraine. The purpose of opening the first habilitation center in Ukraine is a stronghold for those who continue life in a new context.

HAB | Lviv Habilitation Center is an initiative of the Public Health Alliance in collaboration with the National Rehabilitation Center “Indestructible”. As Ukrinform reported, in April 2023 at the National Rehabilitation Center “Indestructible”, where 10 thousand Ukrainians will be able to provide assistance every year.

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