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Psychological Support Program for the Elderly (PAPI) in Portuguese Programa de Apoio Psicológico ao Idoso

Based on logic of descentralization and contracting of services provided by retirement homes of Montemor-o-Velho (county of Coimbra) the Psychological Support Program for the old-age people (PAPI in Portuguese Programa de Apoio Psicológico ao Idoso) seeks to promote the bio-psycho-social balance of the elderly. This project provided services that will go from the assessment to intervention as well as prevention programs of rehabilitation of emotional and cognitive problems targeting an implementation of psychological support in old-age people. Also creating of an educational / training plan based on the perceived needs of these type of people for the technicians.
Background
Geographical scope: 
Regional level
Region involved:
Countries involved:
Organisation
Organisation name: 
peroneo centro terapêutico lda.
Organisation address: 
Rua Principal, Nº 453 Amieiro 3140-021 Montemor-o-Velho...
Kind of organisation: 
Private companies
Viability
Time for deployment: 
More than three years
Investment per citizen / service user / patient: 
No available calculation.
Evidence of practice: 
Documented evidence. Evidence is based on systematic qualitative and quantitative studies
Maturity level: 
There is evidence that the practice is economically viable and brings benefits to the target group. Further research and development is needed in order to achieve market impact and for the practice to become routine use
Time of impact: 
Medium impact – e.g. shortly beyond the pilot project period
Kind of impact: 
Better health (societal)
Transferability level: 
Ready for transfer, but the innovative practice has not been transferred yet. The innovative practice has been developed on local/regional/national level and transferability has been considered and structural, political and systematic recommendations have been presented. However, the innovative practice has not been transferred yet.
Transferability details: 
With the publication of a book about Psychological Support Program for the Elderly (PAPI) in Portuguese Programa de Apoio Psicológico ao Idoso
Initiative
Type of Practice: 
Good practice
Stakeholders concerned: 
Day care centres
Home care centres
Informal caregivers
Other, please specify
Community
Reach of initiative: 
250 - 999
Age group: 
50 - 64
65 - 79
80+
Baseline information: 
• Develop strategies to promote the integration of the elderly person in various activities of physical, social, emotional and cognitive; • Creation of an educational / training plan based on the perceived needs of these type of people for the technicians; • Develop a manual of best practices...
Source of funding: 
Private funding