Name of your initiative:
Riistavuori: all-around service centre for older people
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Which organization is submitting this initiative?:
City of Helsinki
Please specify in which regions/provinces: SUOMI / FINLAND›MANNER-SUOMI›Helsinki-Uusimaa›Helsinki-Uusimaa
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The All-around Riistavuori Service Centre in the City of Helsinki delivers support, advice and individual guidance provided by social advisors, home care (domestic services and home nursing) provided by social and health care professionals and daytime activities for older people who live at home.
Its services also include: preventive actions for those who live in their own homes, day activities, support groups, support for family carers, rehabilitation after hospital, 24 hour care, group homes (especially for residents with dementia and for residents with geropsychiatric diseases), sheltered housing, a unit for assessment and rehabilitation (28 clients) and an intermediate Care Unit (15 clients + 2 for crisis cases).
The service centre aims to support people to live longer in their own homes. If they have to move to any other housing facility it allows them to keep their care.
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Type of initiative: Public
Environment or setting of the initiative: Urban
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: Moderate
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What triggered this initiative?:
Better use of resources/cost reduction: The proportion of institutional care and care home places for the older people in the City of Helsinki was too high, so there was a need to change service structure and to offer more home care in people’s homes and to support the functional ability of older people at their home. The aims were also to improve health for service users and informal carers, co-ordination and continuity of health and social care, access to information and services and independence for service users. The Service Centre does this by offering comprehensive, preventive and rehabilitative services, housing at for very frail old people, community events, physical activity courses advice and guidance for informal carers.