The RMF and the Paliaclinic Foundation are renewing their collaboration to support socioeconomically vulnerable patients through their final stage of life, so that they are able to face the process with dignity.

The Support and home care programme for patients with social needs at the final stage of life was created in 2011 with a pilot scheme in the Barcelona district of Nou Barris. This year, the programme will be expanding its coverage in the city of Barcelona. The Ramon Molinas Foundation is collaborating with the Paliaclinic Foundation, for the seventh consecutive year, to care for and support socioeconomically vulnerable patients at their final stage of life, and their families, so that they are able to cope with the process with dignity and in their own homes.

The initiative, which plans to attend to 300 applications throughout the year 2019, provides support to patients and their families so that they are able to face the final stage of life and their own death with dignity, with as little suffering as possible, in the place of their choice and with the people they love. The Support and home care programme for patients with social needs at the final stage of life provides assistive devices, home care, art therapy, music therapy and companionship to people with terminal illness, resources that come from different areas of the public health care system of the Catalan Health Institute (ICS) over a period of three months.

The programme provides help quickly, aiming to empower families and strengthen their abilities as caregivers, reduce the emotional suffering of patients and their families, and expand social support networks.

 

More information in Social Action.

 

Links of interest:

Paliaclinic Foundation website.