CrossCare, European Projects

An Italian-Slovenian model to improve care for older people

LUBIANA. DEOS. 20 MARCH 2018. The Scientific Committee stopped in Slovenia at DEOS. DEOS is a private company established in 1995. Its main activity is providing high quality care services for older people. Currently, DEOS manages 8 senior citizens’ centers in Slovenia and employs over 690 people, who take care of 1340 residents.

The meeting focused on the approval of the evaluation model that will involve project partners’ nursing homes. By implementing a common model, it will be possible to register the main difficulties in integrating elderly care services at crossborder level.

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CrossCare, European Projects

Towards the adoption of the crossborder protocol!

Portogruaro, Residenza Francescon, 20 February 2018. The Scientific Committee’s journey keeps going! This time we were in the small but cosy town of Portogruaro at Residenza Francescon.

Residenza Francescon is an innovative residence for senior citizens that is going to test advanced ICT solutions. Since improving the life of older people through the implementation of digital devices is among the specific goals of CrossCare, Francescon’s contribution in this project is crucial. Paolo Giacopello, manager of the social assistance services area, is leading the Scientific Committee towards the approval of a crossborder protocol. Paolo gave us a great tour of the facilities and welcomed us with a big breakfast!

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The CrossCare Scientific Committee at work in Capodistria

Capodistria, Odu Koper, 23 January 2018. The CrossCare Scientific Committee met at Odu Koper in Capodistria. After being kindly welcomed with a hot coffee and some jam tarts, we started working.

First item on the agenda was the analysis of the European Welfare organization. We identified 4 major systems: German/Conservative, English/Liberal, Scandinavian and Mediterranean. For each system, we analysed main features, strengths and weaknesses. The analysis aimed at collecting all the necessary elements we need to advance the research.

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Let's Move to Improve

Let’s move to Improve: an opportunity for professional and personal growth

Starting from September 2015, members of the social cooperative Itaca benefited from a series of mobility activities delivered within the project Let’s Move to Improve, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Specific aim of the project was to improve professional skills of social workers and operators working with persons with disabilities and dementia through the participation in training courses and exchange of best practices.

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