I was completely in awe of how incredible this wonderful facility was. The moment I walked into ERMITA, I knew that this facility was something special. I visited different rooms and was shown all of the different therapeutic methods that they practice there. From hand massages to help patients with their dexterity, to exercises in the court yard, the level of care was unbelievable. ERMITA completely changed my perspective of Dementia care in developing countries. In Guatemala, patients are mostly taken care of in homes. ERMITA offers resources and care training for family members, and also helps to place care takers throughout Guatemala City. This facility is 100% privately funded through fundraising and private donations, and without ERMITA Guatemala wouldn’t have the progressive Dementia care options that it has.