The “Azienda Unità Locale Socio Sanitaria n° 5 Ovest Vicentino” (the public health and care agency n.5 of the West Vicenza distric, has been established in 1994 and provides health and care services to an area of 500 square kilometres including 22 city administrations. The agency manages several health care facilities including hospital, emergency units, a specific center for study of mental aging and it controls a number of nursery homes in the areas. The agency ensures primary assistance within the area and a high level of integration among health services to ensure a coordinated answer to the health and care requirement of the local population. In particular, the geriatrics department will be involved in the project.


Main tasks to be carried on within the project

ULSS will be involved To manage the pilot in the health district “Ovest Vicentino” which will involve 3 different nursing homes: 1) “Villa Serena” 2) Casa di Riposo Tassoni and 3) Casa Albergo Parco Fortuna, all coordinated by the public health district USLL. The three facilities host elderly people with cognitive pathologies who need monitoring during the day and often during the night.

How the profile matches with the tasks assigned and previous experience in relevant projects

Being a public health agency, the role is perfectly matching with the requirements of managing a pilot sites, since the three sites selected are coordinated by ULSS with whom they have an institutional agreement. In addition the ULSS has specific competences in matters related to cognitive impairments through a specific mental health department which manages the “Centro di Salute Mentale” (center for mental health) which supports the necessary assistance to the health centres, house for elderly and nursing homes (as those involved in the pilot) in the district.