An integRatEd framework for domiciliary healthcare SkillS development.


Finland: How does technology change the reality for practical nurses?

finland technologyThe Finnish learners in the CARESS pilot teaching project were learning about the use of welfare technologies this December.

How does an automatic meal machine work? Which ethical questions arise with the use of cameras and sensors in homes? How can technology improve outcomes for pratcital nurses and care recipients?These were topics touched upon during the learning module.

In the Finnish CARESS pilot, about 20 students are learning contents that have been commonly agreed between the Italian, Spanish and Finnish project partners. Next to new technologies, students also learned in modules on intercultural issues in home care and on abuse on old people.

With the course on technology, Finnish adult learners have finished their presence learning: after the winter break, they will go deeper on the touched-upon issues using online learning tools, also developed by the project, and engage in practical training with home care providers in the municipality of Espoo, near Helsinki. To keep the link between students and teachers, an online virtual community of practice stays available – students will discuss the issues that arise during their practical training on this platform, shared as well with Italian and Spanish learners.

The course did improve my skills and learning about intercultural issues and technology in care was very interesting’, assessed one student after the technology class. Students hope that the online exchange and learning tools will remain online after their practice learning – which they will. Partners will evaluate the pilot teachings in the coming quarter and revise the pilot’s design to roll them out in their regular teaching after the end of the project, this fall.

SI4life announces that 2 projects coming from the results of the CARESS project are born!

caregiverThe first one is ENhANCE (financed by the Erasmus+ programme - Sector Skill Alliance 2017).
The main scope of the ENhANCE project is to overcome the specific existing mismatch between the skills currently offered to the nurses working in Primary Health Care (PHC) and those actually demanded by both public health care institutions and private service providers when applying innovative healthcare models centered on PHC.

The second one is the implementation of a Master course for physiotherapist (financed by European Social Fund 2014-2020).
The Master deliverd by the University of Genoa target new and graduate physiotherapists, unemployed and employed, in the public and private sectors and aims to develop skills (in terms of knowledge, skills and transversal skills) for home rehabilitation of individuals with acute or chronic disabilities with the valuable support of new ICT technologies for remote monitoring and assistance.

The role of social-health operators in older adult homecare: from Italy to Europe

Genoa, 8th November 2017 - I.I.S. VITTORIO EMANUELE II - RUFFINI

programThe aim of this event is to provide a general overview on both the current and future issues as far as the training of the socio-sanitary operators is concerned.

As a matter of fact they are the key people when it comes to provide older adults with the healthcare assistance they need in Liguria and in Italy in accordance with all the challenges that Euopean countries would like to deal with and by comparing with them at the same time.

The CARESS Virtual Community of Practice for home care professionals soon available!

CARESS VCPThe CARESS consortium has recently completed the development of its Virtual Community of Practice (VCP) Platform. This platform will provide an online means for home care professionals across Europe to interact, share their concerts, exchange information and, ultimately, to deepen their knowledge and expertise in care for older people.

The VCP Platform is the answer of the CARESS consortium to the need of overcoming well-known skill gaps in home care by complementing formal education (as provided by Vocational Training and Higher Education institutions), with a more informal training based on the exchange of experiences, concerns and knowledge among the professionals themselves.

State of the project

state projectThe aim of CARESS is to develop the skills of professionals who provide care services at home.

With our project partners, we focus on vocational education and training of formal care staff – general nurses in Spain, practical nurses in Finland and social care providers in Italy.

Caress is continuously developing thanks to collaboration among all the partners. We are reaching all the important goals we set at the beginning of this project.