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The linking and connecting role of the service provides accurate and updated information regarding the location of the services available, the way to access them and current legislative measures. In this regard, a map of offers for both public and private residence is made available to the elderly in order to direct them to structures that can give the best standards of assistance and respond to the criteria of enjoyment requested by the elderly themselves.

The requests reach the Telephone of Solidarity of the Sant’Egidio Community from hospitals, centres for the elderly, from people with elderly parents, neighbours, etc.

Once the request reaches us, a person from the Community contacts the elderly person. A geriatric evaluation evaluation is made regarding the conditions of the elderly: the degree of autonomy, health conditions, economic means, presence or absence of family members or other relatives, the type of lodging etc.


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The solutions are adopted after gathering further information during an interview. If the elderly is not able to furnish adequate information the help of relatives or others is sought. Above all, it is important to ascertain whenever possible and to respect the wishes of the elderly: Does he or she want to stay home?  Does he or she want to move into a nursing home or to another type of institute?  Does the elderly person know and agree with the decision of the relatives regarding either a change or a transfer. It is also important to detect the availability of the relatives, what kind of assistance they are able to provide, the economic resources available and their use, and recognize the presence of others who want to help. The teams that conduct this work meet regularly to discuss the different situations and possible solutions.

The Aged

July 5 2016

The 'thrown away' elders of Mozambique on a pilgrimage, from loneliness to the mercy of the Jubilee

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June 27 2016

In Pemba, a people of the poor and sick goes through the Holy Door with the Community of Sant'Egidio

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June 20 2016

Prague: Elderly people finally out of nursing homes for the Jubilee of Mercy with Sant'Egidio

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May 18 2016

Africa: Jubilee of Mercy with the elderly in Ivory Coast

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April 23 2016

Sant'Egidio opens the House of Mercy for the elderly in Blantyre

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April 19 2016

Finding love in an unexpected place: the life of Mae and her friendship with Sant'Egidio

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October 17 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Quella "cultura dello scarto" simbolo della nostra crisi

October 14 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Sant'Egidio. Giubileo degli anziani al Santo

September 3 2016
La Repubblica - Ed. Genova

In campo anche i liceali volontari a Sant'Egidio

August 4 2016
Corriere di Novara

Emergenza caldo: oltre 3.000 anziani monitorati dalla Comunità di Sant'Egidio

July 19 2016
Il Mattino di Padova

Gli anziani possono morire di solitudine

July 17 2016

Nei Quartieri Spagnoli da nipoti con gli anziani

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October 29 2016 | FLORENCE, ITALY

Festa di Sant'Abramo insieme con gli anziani

October 17 2016 | PADUA, ITALY

Giubileo degli anziani e dei malati con la Comunità di Sant'Egidio

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Intervento di Irma, anziana romana, durante la visita di papa Francesco a Sant'Egidio

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Giovani e anziani per un estate di solidarietà 2013

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