Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres35

Chasov Yar, Donetsk region: Galina Dyblya, age 67, was brought to the nursing home more than a year ago.  She is in the final stages of life with terminal intestinal cancer, the local staff at the nursing home where she is living  have no medical education but are able to tend to her basic needs. There is no hospice available.The cancer hospital in Donetsk used to take care of patients like Galina but now it is separated by the contact line - which remains under the control of the pro-Russian armed groups Donetsk, People's Republic (DPR).Evgeniy Tkachev has founded the elderly care facility with his own money. He bought two private houses across the street from each other. One house is for elderly women, another for men. {quote}I evacuate elderly people from the stress affect by the conflict.{quote}These people have nowhere to go. They have relatives who do not care about them. They can not stay at the state-run nursing home either{quote}. 50% of the elderly here do not receive their pensions due to the loss of the documents.

Chasov Yar, Donetsk region:

Galina Dyblya, age 67, was brought to the nursing home more than a year ago. She is in the final stages of life with terminal intestinal cancer, the local staff at the nursing home where she is living have no medical education but are able to tend to her basic needs. There is no hospice available.The cancer hospital in Donetsk used to take care of patients like Galina but now it is separated by the contact line - which remains under the control of the pro-Russian armed groups Donetsk, People's Republic (DPR).

Evgeniy Tkachev has founded the elderly care facility with his own money. He bought two private houses across the street from each other. One house is for elderly women, another for men. "I evacuate elderly people from the stress affect by the conflict.

"These people have nowhere to go. They have relatives who do not care about them. They can not stay at the state-run nursing home either".

50% of the elderly here do not receive their pensions due to the loss of the documents.