In-home caregivers take the place of old people’s homes in Italy

by Roberta Lunghini – 2017.01.25

 

In Italy, the majority of elderly people who are no longer independent have a private caretaker who assists them at home.
Data indicate that 2,5 million are taken care of by individuals at
home, while a little more than 278,000 opt for an old people’s home or
residential facility for seniors. A recently published study by Auser
about Home care vs. Residence examined active aging and was presented on February 9th 2017 in Rome. The work also contained concrete
proposals for guaranteeing the aging population an effective, long-term
care system that is already in place today and prepared for the years
ahead.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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