The program “Help at Home” for the Elderly in Greece , was designed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, with the aim to encourage the active involvement of the elderly in self health care within their family and social environment and the prevention of social exclusion.
Thus the elderly can avoid admission to an institution that is traumatic for physical and psychological health.
The program “Help at Home” for the Elderly in Greece offers:
• Nursing care provided at home by nurses
• Social care provided by social workers
• Home help provided by home aids, and
• Voluntary help provided by volunteers from the local communities.
Priority is given to the elderly who are dependent, live alone, and have low income.
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