LAUSANNE
Support for people with disabilities as they age: the Swiss experience
  • Switzerland
  • Aged care
  • 22 delegates
  • November 2023
From 27 November to 2 December 2023, we organised an international study mission to Switzerland, in close collaboration with the John Bost Foundation, on the theme of support for ageing disabled people.
From 27 November to 2 December 2023, we organised an international study visit to Switzerland, in close collaboration with the John Bost Foundation, on the theme of support for ageing people with disabilities.

First day: Fondation Clair Bois & INSOS Geneva

The fact-finding mission began with a professional visit to the Clair Bois Foundation, devoted to the care of people with multiple disabilities. We also immersed ourselves in the world of INSOS Geneva, which represents the interests of 800 organisations dedicated to people with disabilities, with a specific 'age and disability' programme.

Second day: Primeroche Foundation

Our exploration continued at the Primeroche Foundation, an institution focused on the care of elderly people suffering from psychiatric disorders linked to advanced age. The Foundation offers a full range of support, from accommodation to tailored advice, to help people stay at home as long as possible.

Day three: Fondation Les Églantines

The Fondation Les Églantines opened its doors to us to discover living and working environments adapted to adults with disabilities. Committed to maintaining or acquiring the greatest possible autonomy, the Foundation guarantees a quality of life adapted to each individual. A significant commitment to the well-being and fulfilment of all.

Day four: Claire Magnin Foundation

We delved into the inspiring history of the Claire Magnin Foundation, which has been providing individualised support since 1963. Respect for the rights, culture and beliefs of each individual are at the heart of their mission. In the afternoon, a visit to the Odmer site revealed a comprehensive and innovative approach to mental well-being.

Day five: Fondation Eben-Hézer & Fondation Saint-Barthélémy

The Eben-Hézer Foundation, dedicated to supporting people living with a disability or losing their independence, marked the conclusion of our international study visit to Switzerland. In the afternoon, we explored the Fondation Saint-Barthélémy, highlighting the importance of inclusive environments for adults with a range of disabilities.

Each day was an immersion in innovative initiatives and best practices, reinforcing the John Bost Foundation's commitment to inclusive, respectful and innovative healthcare.
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