News-Care Project: Open educational resources for a new model of long-term care at long-term care facilities, based on dignity and wellbeing of the elderly


For years there has been a debate about the lack of adequacy of benefits and services for those who need long-term care. Currently, the necessity to redefine the model of care for the elderly is being considered due to its obsolete nature. People who require care and support of different types and intensity are numerous and demanding. These people aspire to continue to develop their own life projects according to their preferences. They claim the right not only to treat their illness but to reduce their dependency and the promotion of personal autonomy and the inclusion of active life; a right that has been recognized in the legislation of all European countries. Thus, different European countries have developed some new business models of integrated care centred on people. A Comprehensive Person-Centred Care Model (Hereafter, CPCC Model) requires new competencies and roles for its working performance. A new professional figure emerges in this area as the PROFESSIONAL OF REFERENCE IN NURSING HOMES FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE CPCC MODEL (Hereafter, CPCC PROFESSIONAL).
This profile is defined as a qualified technician, responsible for the coordination of services in the residential centre.

In general, he/she is able to: carry out person-centred attention, to use appropriate communication skills and to coordinate and generate resources in order to facilitate the autonomy and well-being of the elderly (psychosocial, environmental, technological, socio-medical, etc.). This new professional will always work under national/regional social policies to achieve their aims.
In addition, the Professional of reference will develop his/her tasks according to the national / regional social policies.
The New-Care project aims to develop specific training materials for the emerging figure of the PROFESSIONAL OF REFERENCE IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE CPCC MODEL”, as a key figure in the shift towards a new management model aimed at ensuring the dignity and well-being in residences for the elderly (Comprehensive Person-Centred Care Model – CPCC) through preventing dependency and providing the elderly residents with an independent lifestyle.
The results are aimed at improving the employability of workers in this sector due to new trends in aging; and to propose a new training curriculum for the implementation of the new CCCP model in nursing homes.

Habilitas Association

News-Care Project: Open educational resources for a new model of long-term care at long-term care facilities, based on dignity and wellbeing of the elderly. (June – 2018)

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