About us - Centre Jalžabet
Centre for adults Bistričak is located in the small, picturesque place named Jalžabet in Varaždin county, distanced only 15 kilometres away from Varaždin itself, with which it shares bus and railway transport lines. Centre has been functioning since 1998.
Vision of the centre’s employees is to create caring, responsible and professional relationship towards its users, which is the result of continuous professional development of the centre’s employed professionals. Our mission is for our users to feel safe and taken care of.
We offer services to adults with mental damage and psycho-organic changes. Our care is suitable for mobile, semi-mobile and fixed persons, as well as for persons who require additional care (stationary care). Small number of users is situated by signing a contract about accommodation, while greater number is situated based on decision brought by assigned Social services centre.
This year we have included organized occupancy, in separated housing community of 16 people, in our directory services. This represents a new, high-quality upgrade in offering services, which should affect: increase in the user’s life-quality, degree of independence, the rate of adaption of self-care, more independent life planning for an individual and in the community, and finally it is included in the life of the local community. The Centre offers services of long-term and temporary accommodation of 200 users which is taken care of by professional staff (social workers, working therapists, assistant in working therapy, nurses, physiotherapist) and support staff (caregivers, cooks, cleaning staff, laundresses, janitors).
Users have primary-health care providers (in accordance to Croatian primary-health care): general medical practitioner, dentist, gynaecologist and specialist-care of psychiatrist and neurologist.
In the centre we offer access to comfortably and entirely equipped single-bed rooms, as well as double and triple bed rooms. Bedrooms located in the new part of the centre are also equipped with individual bathrooms.
Division of intense care is equipped with supplies and medical equipment. Rooms for physical medicine are located in the outdoors facility within which there is well equipped gym where everybody are welcomed to exercise, in accordance to their medical condition. Centre’s users are able to use several dining rooms and living rooms with TV, DVD players, as well as video and radio devices. Rooms of working therapies are intended for working therapy and other activities of the users, according to the size of the activity. Smoking is not allowed within the centre’s rooms, while there is a special room intended for such activities.
Centre’s kitchen is equipped according to HACCP’s standards. Three fresh meals are prepared everyday (fruits and vegetables grown in the private garden, land and orchard is used very often), while there is also an option of preparing meals À la carte.
A large number of green spaces (around 6500 square meters) is located around the centre, together with the stroll, relaxation bench and summer house.
A series of activities for users is organized every day, in order to make their life in the centre more comfortable and entertaining.