Humanized Care…because we are people!
Fundação EDP

Humanized Care…because we are people!

Pilot for national replication of the 1st integrated training, management and HUMANIZED CARE certification system, catered for the elderly social support institutions.

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    50% of 20 000€

    22 backers

  • 17/11/2016

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Pilot for national replication of the 1st integrated training, management and HUMANIZED CARE certification system, catered for the elderly social support institutions.

Disease – cognitive disorders – institutionalization –agitation – physical and/or chemical restraint … this is the reality of thousands of Portuguese old persons, enhanced by poor caregivers (professionals or relatives) training, boosted by the present restrictive biophysical/chemical medicine, not taking in consideration the mental and social dimension of the human being (WHO recommendation).

Medicine brought years to life, but only through Human Relationship life can be given to the years!

Humanized care is moral and legally mandatory (see "Resumo legal"). But, what are they? What is the state of the art? How can we ensure and certify them?

This is the public utility project that will provide the assertive answers, based on 2 action axes:

1 – individual and collective training for caregivers (professionals and relatives);

 2 – Social and health services interdisciplinary diagnosis and action.

Anchored in the results of 5 years of testing and validation of its two main tools, this is a model that will ensure, and evaluate, the "Humanized care" quality in social support institutions.

THE BASE - HUMANITUDE® caregiving methodology, which systematizes and uses the knowledge on the Human Relationship pillars; the Look, the Word, the Touch and Uprightness. Providing consciousness and method to every detail of caregiving, it allows to maintain (or recover) the perception of being a Person, through 150 techniques that professionalizes the humanist philosophy that sustains it.

 Guaranteed wellbeing, health benefits of cared ones and their caregivers will be potentiated.

 

CLINICAL SUPPORT - Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment methodology (CGA), for diagnostic, prescription and interdisciplinary monitoring - physical, mental and social - which substantially reduces the iatrogenic effects and drugs necessity. Added value, that leaves the usual hospital setting and move on to the social support institutions.

 5P's medicine: Personalized-Predictive-Preventive-Participative-Proximity

This will be the 1st integrated prophylactic and therapeutic performance system, focused on identifying and maintain cared ones’ potentials, rather than just pathologic symptoms combat.

 BETTER RELATIONSHIP + BETTER DIAGNOSIS + BETTER MEDICATION = + LIFE

A partnership with the Santa Casa da Misericordia da Amadora, identified institution as the ideal ecosystem, for this knowledge transfer project, it has 2 goals:

1 – to introduce models’ benefits to its elderly Care homes, Residences, Day Centers, Home Care and Clinic;

 2 – to leverage the social business that will allow its national replication (SEE REWARDS).

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About the author

Via Hominis is a non-profit social solidarity cooperative, whose mission is the R&D and knowledge transfer in health and social support.

We believe (and assume) that it is up to us, civil society, to identify, generate and validate all the useful changes, and for the central government to ensure fair compliance resources. Not vice versa!

Formalized in 2014, aims to link three independent projects initiated back in 2011, catered to support people social fragility situation as illness, disability or dementia:

IGM Portugal - responsible for R & D and implementation of Humanitude® care methodology in Portugal;

Seniors Snoezelen - R & D of therapeutic custom environments using multisensory stimulation;

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) - R & D on clinical evaluation methodology and interdisciplinary geriatric consultation;

With very relevant results, particularly effective in people with dementia, which include:

  •            Reduction of 49% of the consumption of psychotropic drugs
  •         Reduction of 48% in refusing care
  •          33% reduction in the number of falls
  •         Reduction in 40% of pressure ulcers
  •         Reduction in 63% of agitation behaviors
  •          25% reduction of bedridden people
  •          Gains of 68% in cognitive stabilization in people with dementia
  •          Social impact: Return € 5.39 (SROI) per invested 1€

... on the way to define the 1st quality benchmark on Humanized Care, a completion guide for the present legislation regarding: Quality, Efficiency, Humanization, autonomy and functionality promotion, respect for individuality and privacy, participation and co-responsibility of the patient and family, Integrated and interdisciplinary evaluation.

Budget and due dates

TIME FRAME: 24 months

Total Cost: 20.000€

Humanitude training (professionals and relatives): 10.200€

CGA training (Social Workers, Nurses, Phisiotherapists): 1.200€

160 free pilot geriatric consultations (geriatrician doctor and specialized pharmacist): 7.350€

Public results disclosure and implementation manuals: 1.250€

This project has a 40% sponsorship by EDP Foundation (8.000€), under the condition here are fully raised the remaining 12,000€. So it is important your contribution and involvement.

  • Invest with
    1€ or more

    GRATITUDE

    Gratitude note on Via Hominis Facebook

    12 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    CONSCIOUSNESS

    Mention at “Humanized Care” book of honor + book "Humanitude - um Imperativo do nosso tempo". Free postage to Portugal (inland)

    3 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    ACTION

    Mention at “Humanized Care” book of honor + book “Humanitude - um Imperativo do nosso tempo” (Free postage to Portugal - inland) + certificated Humanitude Care training (16h)

    5 backers

  • Invest with
    450€ or more

    AWARNESS BENEFACTOR - evaluation and awareness

    I want to help this institution to implement the Humanized Care project (enter the name and location in the "message" box). Mobilize family, friends, associations and companies around an institution. For every € 450 raised on its behalf, we'll offer 16h of certified Humanitude training, for 1 group up to 12 employees (Step 1 Sensibilização - Guião 16). It does not include costs for traveling and accommodation (where necessary) Figuring in the Book of Honor for Humanized Care in the institution "..."

    2 backers

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    DISSEMINATION BENEFACTOR - implementation of good practices

    I want to help this institution to implement the Humanized Care project (enter the name and location in the "message" box) Mobilize family, friends, associations and companies around an institution. For every € 2.100 raised in its behalf, we'll offer 16h + 35h of certified Humanitude training, for 1 group up to 12 employees (Step 1 Sensibilização + Step 2 Disseminação - Guião 16). It does not include costs for traveling and accommodation (where necessary) Figuring in the Book of Honor for Humanized Care in the institution "..."

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    3250€ or more

    CONSOLIDATION BENEFACTOR - definition of organizational culture

    I want to help this institution to implement the Humanized Care project (enter the name and location in the "message" box) Mobilize family, friends, associations and companies around an institution. For every € 3.250 raised in its behalf, we'll offer 16h + 35h of certified Humanitude training for 1 group up to 12 employees + 7h of implementation consultancy (Step 1 Sensibilização + Step 2 Disseminação + Step 3 Consolidação - Guião 16). It does not include costs for traveling and accommodation (where necessary) Figuring in the Book of Honor for Humanized Care in the institution "..."

    1 backer

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Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

17/11/2016

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Campaign launched

19/09/2016

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    17/11/2016 - 17:59

  • Catarina Dias Gomes

    17/11/2016 - 14:17

    Excelente projeto. Votos de um bom trabalho!

  • Inês Vinagre

    15/11/2016 - 23:48

  • Anonymous

    15/11/2016 - 19:39

  • Vera Diogo

    15/11/2016 - 19:07

  • Anonymous

    15/11/2016 - 10:29

  • Manuel Rosario

    14/11/2016 - 17:55

  • Anonymous

    14/11/2016 - 16:30

  • Anonymous

    11/11/2016 - 22:36

  • Carlos Gomes

    10/11/2016 - 15:10

  • A.80 Residência Sénior

    09/11/2016 - 18:17

    A.80 Residencia Senior

  • Anonymous

    03/11/2016 - 13:40

    Um extraordinário projecto, visionário e cheio de futuro. um piloto para todos nós, uma necessidade gritante que ganha esboço de resposta. Apoio com empenho!

  • Margarida Domingos

    26/10/2016 - 19:49

  • Anonymous

    26/10/2016 - 09:50

  • A.80 Residência Sénior

    10/10/2016 - 13:27

    A.80 Residência Sénior em Sintra, com o processo de Certificação de Cuidados Humanizados iniciado. Força!

  • Anonymous

    05/10/2016 - 18:31

  • Afonso Machado Arnaldo

    27/09/2016 - 17:03

    Porque, um dia, seremos nós

  • Ana Paulina Frazão Pimentel

    26/09/2016 - 19:05

    Boa sorte para a campanha ! Vamos ajudar a cuidar !!

  • Elsa Mourão

    23/09/2016 - 17:33

    Desejo sucesso na vossa missão