such as the new Senior Home/Domov Hulváky or the
renovated Senior Home/Domov Korýtko. Nowadays, an
extension to the recently finished facility of the Senior
Home/Domov Slunovrat is being built, and an extension
to the Senior Home/Domov pro seniory Iris has recently
As for the structure of senior social care, Ostrava covers
the full spectrum, residential as well as attendance
services included. We systematically keep improving the
quality of the services we provide so that the range and
quality of all social services (not only those dedicated to
seniors) are at a high level in the long run.
Where have you spent the difficult times, what is your
support, and how do you relax?
Briefly, I could say that rationally and with empathy,
I hope. The times we have been through have demanded
us to function above our own official duties, to make
brave, quick decisions, and to accept the risks of all the
consequences. My professional life (fortunately, as I feel
it now) had already taught me to solve critical situations
not described in any methodology and impossible
to foresee. This experience taught me not to give in to
the pressure or extreme emotions, but rather to search
for logical solutions while remembering my responsibility
for the vulnerable, such as children, the sick, seniors, and
first responders, meaning the teams of Crisis Intervention,
doctors, nurses, medics, etc.
What are the resources of my energy? I draw it from
knowing that life is an undeserved gift and we must
share. My best relaxation is knowing that my work is
meaningful, that I can rely on the people near to me, and
that together we are the team where homo homini deus
est. I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate
in helping those in need and improving their quality of life.
It is a way to pay back in my life what I have been gifted.
Thank you for the interview.
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