Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006 , Vol 52 , Num 1
Darüssafaka Retirement Houses, Nursing Home and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital
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1 Gülhane Askeri Tıp AKademisi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

Darüşşafaka Society was founded in 1863 by the leadership of Sultan Abdülaziz and some state men in order to give shelter and educate Muslim orphans. Its source of income is based on donations from the citizens. Today, Darüşşafaka Society accommodates and educates 900 gifted poor orphans at Darüşşafaka Lyceum with the support of its donors. Since its establishment Darüşşafaka Society has expanded its services. Today, the Darüşşafaka Society includes retirement houses and nursing homes that serve its donors. The retirement houses offer high quality services as well as independent living, whereas the nursing home enable a safe and assisted living. In addition, donors who need rehabilitation admit at the recently founded Darüşşafaka Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Keywords : Darüşşafaka society, elderly people, retirement house, nursing home, physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital