Interactions – Session 8

Planning and Providing Care: The Informal Caregiver’s role

10.03.2021

Informal caregivers are already a fundamental pillar of outpatient care in the European Union as they ensure around 60% of the care provided to the elderly at home, and effectively contribute to health systems costs control.

Even though the Informal Caregiver Statute bill has already been approved in Portugal, it is important to reflect and debate on how it will become operational in real life. It is then significant to discuss and reflect on: the structure of elderly care and the relationship between formal and informal care; the profiles of informal caregivers and both their training and institutional support needs; the social recognition of this role, its placement in the labor law and on how to guarantee the Government’s responsibility.

The 8th session of the Interactions Symposium will focus on the topic of informal caregivers, outlining their role in providing the elderly with domiciliary care.

  • 14:30 Mário Rui André
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • 14:35 Catarina Marcelino
    Instituto da Segurança Social
  • 14:45 Adriana Henriques
    Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa
  • 15:00 José Bruno Alves
    Cuidadores Portugal e Eurocarers
  • 15:10 Ricardo Rodrigues
    European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
  • 15:20 Manuel Rosa Grilo
    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
  • 15:30 Q & A
  • 15:50 Etelvina Ferreira
    Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

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Mário Rui André

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

 

 

Catarina Marcelino

Instituto da Segurança Social

 

 

Adriana Henriques

Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa

 

 

José Bruno Alves

Cuidadores Portugal e Eurocarers

 

 

Ricardo Rodrigues

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

 

 

Manuel Rosa Grilo

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

 

 

Etelvina Ferreira

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa