Elderly Projects


cid:image006.jpg@01D37A64.7DDBEE40 FILO: Fighting loneliness – Erasmus+ programme
Call 2017- KA2

 Society is challenged by a growing number of ageing people that live longer and age in place. A growing group of elderly is living alone and not receiving support.

The lack of  relationships combined with an increasing need of support leads not only to a decrease in empowerment, but also to  loneliness.

Many interventions have been developed to address loneliness. It is though hard to select a suitable one  in an unique situation and to implement it. In addition the conditions to be able to implement the interventions matter: It depends on the type of loneliness and the motivation to participate socially. Furthermore service providers are expected to make the transition to community-based services.

This has an impact on the different roles professionals must play.
Professionals  need to know which interventions can be implemented, what their role is and what are  the required skills are to carry it out. Hence, we want to exchange good practices for the innovation of approaches of social inclusion, with the aim of improving the skills and competencies of students and professionals in the field of care and welfare.

Results of this project:

  • Overview of interventions for alleviating loneliness, categorized in the typologies of loneliness
  • Analysis and evaluation  good practices
  • Evaluation of  the methods to alleviate loneliness including the required roles of professionals to implement them and their necessary skills
  • Collection of recommendations for organizations working with lonely elderly on potential interventions and the required roles and skills of the professionals
  • Collection of  existing (innovative, experimental) vocational training methods to deal with the challenges of social inclusion of lonely elderly  together with vocational training methods to deal with the challenge of choosing a suitable intervention,
  • Paving the way for first ideas of joint international education programs around loneliness among elderly.

Partners:

  • University of Applied Sciences – Netherlands
  • The city of  Rotterdam- Netherlands
  • Care Organization Roeselare- Belgium-
  • Region of Crete- Greece
  • Nacka Municipality- Sweden
  • Centre Communal d’Action Social de Marseille- France
  • European Network of Social Authorities- Italy
  • CO.GE.S. Don Lorenzo  Milani,  Società Cooperativa  Sociale-Italy

 

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Sefac “SEFAC” Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic disease challenge-3rd Health Programme
in collaboration with the ELISAN network

Funded under the European Commission's 3rd Health Programme, SEFAC, the 'Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic-disease-challenge' takes a community approach to promoting health and reducing the burden of chronic health.

The major chronic diseases  are the main cause of death and disability in Europe and have a huge social and economic impact. 

Although they often strike the elderly, chronic diseases increasingly affect young and middle-ages people too, due mainly to poor lifestyle choices.  Some  40% of the total number of people who died from major chronic diseases in 2012 were under the age of 70, for example, according to the WHO.  Projects like SEFAC are created to help reduce this burden by making people more resilient to chronic disease.

Partners (with logos)

  • Erasmus MC
  • Istituto per Servizi di Ricovero e Assistenza Anziani (I.S.R.A.A.)
  • VIDAVO S.A.
  • University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
  • European local inclusion and social action network  (ELISAN)
  • University of Valencia, research institute Polibienestar
  • Age UK Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

For further information:
www.sefacproject.eu
email: sefac@erasmusmc.nl

 

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Urban Health Centres 2.0- Second Programme of Community Action in the field of Health 2008-2013
in collaboration with the ELISAN network

Urban Health Centres 2.0: Integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities

General objective
Urban Health Centres 2.0 (UHC2.0) promote innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities.

The general objective is to develop, implement, and evaluate the UHC2.0 in 5 varied European cities that will act as pilot site, in order to produce and disseminate a transferable and easily implementable model for the innovative UHC2.0. The UHC2.0 should be a platform for the realisation of the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

In the whole project, a strong communication and optimal dissemination strategy will be realised.

Expected outcome
​We aim for a reach of > 70% of older people invited for preventive care; implementation integrity of >70%; a half standard deviation (SD) improvement in measures of independence and HR-QoL; a decrease of use-of-care and costs after 14 months of follow-up compared to the baseline measurements; and finally, an appreciation by stakeholders >7 on a 1-10 scale. The project will result in a transferable and easily implementable model for UHC2.0 for integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities. A tool box with instruments and protocols and a concise policy document will be produced that contributes to the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA).

List of partners:

http://www.uhce.eu

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"Living with and despite the Alzheimer disease"

The ENSA group participated with several proposals to the Elisan and Fondation Médéric Alzheimer call for award 2012 "Living with and despite the Alzheimer disease".

 

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"Advancing Integration for a Dignified Aging" - PROGRESS Programme 2007-2013

AIDA Co-funded by the PROGRESS Programme 2007-2013. It has produced the National Guidelines for health and social integration.
http://www.projectaida.eu/
Leonardo da Vinci transfer for innovation

 

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"Quality Care for quality Aging" PROGRESS programme 2007-2013

European Indicators for Home Health Care" granted by the PROGRESS programme 2007-2013 within the call of Promoting Quality of Social Services of General Interest. The objectives of the project were to develop comparative analysis of socio-demographic trends and evolutions of elderly health conditions; to collect good practices and guidelines for monitoring and assessment in Home Health Care services; to elaborate a set of efficacy and effectiveness indicators for monitoring quality in Home Health Care.

 

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"Person Centred Training: Age Planning" PERCENTAGE - Leonardo da Vinci programme in 2006

Granted by the Leonardo da Vinci programme in 2006. The objective of this two-year project was to elaborate an e-based training package for staff working in elderly care and health, with focus on person centred care and individually designed care packages.

http://percentageproject.com/

 

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“Supporting Independent Living citizen" SILC - 5th Framework programme (1998-2002)

Granted by the 5th Framework programme (1998-2002). The objective was ensuring personal safety of the elderly at home. Electronic bracelets and biometric sensors connected with alarm systems involving also disables as target group were developed.