Most of our beneficiaries arrived at Maison Chance, severely wounded or sick. The majority of their disabilities are the result of accidents (paraplegia, quadriplegia), contrary to being born handicapped.
Just as those born handicapped, the victims of accidents suffer permanently from inherent complications of their motor and sensory neurological injuries. In addition, they have to deal with bedsores, and chronic urinary tract infections associated with poor urinary tract function. Specific care and rigorous monitoring is essential.
Basic medical care is provided in Maison Chance. Daily rehabilitation treatment is performed by physiotherapists in the three Maison Chance centers. Social workers, also, offer their services.
Maison Chance is one of the rare places in Vietnam to offer a hydrotherapy pool to those with reduced mobility. Twice a week, balneotherapy sessions are offered to beneficiaries. In the water, the body feels weightless, and mobility is easier. Hot air pumps were installed to increase the temperature of the water and keep the patients warm. The machines were made in Canada and imported to Vietnam.
Maison Chance premises include two rehabilitation rooms, a dentist’s room, and three nursing stations.
For more complicated care (dialysis, surgical operations of the bedsores, catheter insertions), patients have to be hospitalized. Maison Chance pays for the medical expenses as there is still no health insurance covering accidental injuries in Vietnam.