IBISS – Brazilian Institute of Innovations on Social Health
Coordinator: Isabel Lopes Monteiro
Place: Rio de Janeiro – Communities of Vila Cruzeiro and Morro do Alemão
The Brazilian Institute of Innovations on Social Health – IBISS is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to aid in the development of social health in Brazil by building bridges between the excluded population and public services.
This project seeks to expand to the community of the Morro do Alemão, in Rio de Janeiro, the project, originally developed in 2009/2010 with support of Banco Santander to assist dependent older persons at their homes, in the community of Vila Cruzeiro. Ten caregivers trained by the first program had been selected to work with a multiprofessional team in the provision of home care to 50 older persons in order to improve their quality of life, enable family members to remain in the paid workforce, and the opportunity of income-generation for the residents of the community who have been trained.
Workshops for training and supporting family members and friends of the older persons assisted by the project are held, according to the observed needs. This project integrates its actions with those of the local primary care unit family-health teams in the provision of care to dependent older persons who are not physically able to go to a health-care facility