Title The Enhancement and Development of Home Care Services
Project Number 2009-1-IT1-LEO05-00214
Product Training model for Family Assistants
Title Training model for Family Assistants
Product Type open and distance learning
Marketing Text A professional training model about family assistants, created by analysis, comparison and sharing of partners contributions.
The lengthening of life span, the increased number of elderly people who are not self‐sufficient, the increase in female occupation rate, the increase of family units composed by elderly couples and elderly who remain alone, the search for balance between family life and professional life, are all factors which have brought about an increase in the need for at home care and assistance and a decrease of the possibility for families to care for the elderly on their own.
Family assistants are found to be working in households with persons (of any age) who need assistance and/or care, in situations when their autonomy is compromised. They can be in some cases family members or other people recruited directly by the families through institutional or non‐institutional channels.
Families choose to have at home care to preserve the family and domestic dimension of life, since this makes it possible for people with special needs to receive assistance and care while continuing to live in their own home, keeping their habits and affective ties.
The field of informal care offers a notable occupational opportunity and is constantly on the rise and therefore it is necessary to activate training services which are accredited by institutions to teach these operators and to grant them full professional and social recognition.
Caregivers within the family, are for the most part lay persons with low professional profile but highly motivated because of the relational, occupational, or emotional reasons.
The ProDomo project proposes, through the constitution of a training model, to define (and then to transfer) a good practice of professional training, of competence and skill development and their certified accreditation for those working figures who cover a role of care taker in private at home care so that their work can receive full social and professional approval and be considered as a real added value and resource for the family itself.
Target group All people interested in knowing home care services aspects and family assistants, like policy makers, municipality workers, trainers, social services providers, voluntary organizations, applicants, family assistants and families with elderly or disabled members.
Result Analysis and family asistants aspects: main tasks, knowledge and skills that family assistants should have, the different kind of family assistants in the European partner countries, didatic units, training modules and paradigms
Area of application Home care services and family assistants training system.
Product Languages English