Dementia Care at Home
This course is intended for family caregivers, relatives and friends of persons with dementia. The term “family caregiver” refers to those persons who care for relatives and their loved ones and are not formally paid for the service they render. Research has established that most care is provided by these family caregivers. One of the objectives of the Malta National Dementia Strategy 2013-2020, is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with dementia, their caregivers and family members.
Elderly Services Application
Active Ageing and Community Care aims to promote active ageing and improved quality of life for elderly persons. The department provides different forms of support and healthcare services through user centred care provision focusing on tangible benefits and long term care sustainability. The department also provides community services as part of its commitment to continue to support elderly persons living in the community and postpone entry into long-term care.
According to law (Article 189(3) of the Civil Code and Article 521 of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure), the request for Guardianship can be made by:
- any person with a disability or mental disorder who wishes to have a Guardian appointed
- spouses of persons with disability or mental disorder
- relatives of persons with disability or mental disorder
- the Attorney General, unless the demand is made by any other person
A person may apply for Guardianship by downloading and filling in an application and Medical Report.
Should you require assistance in understanding and completing the application form, please contact the Registrar of the Guardianship Board.
iSupport for Dementia
iSupport is a self-help course, designed by the World Health Organisation, for carers of people with dementia, including family members, relatives and friends. This online educational programme is aimed for caregivers of persons with dementia and is currently available online for free. The course has 5 modules and takes approximately 7 hours to fully complete. Once enrolled in the course, carers can choose to work through all modules and lessons consecutively, or select the lessons that are the most relevant to their everyday lives. All lessons consist of brief readings, descriptive examples and several exercises. Carers receive feedback as they work through each exercise. Participants have to complete all modules, exercises, and the feedback survey to be issued a certificate of completion.
Psychological Support Groups in the Community
The Active Ageing and Community Care (AACC) in collaboration with SOS Malta will be providing psychological support groups for persons aged 60 years and over, living in the community.
During these support group sessions, the group will discuss several topics such as loneliness, bereavement, relationships, communication, and other topics raised by the group itself…
Educational sessions on Elderly Abuse and Fraud
The Active Ageing and Community Care shall be organising educational sessions on older adults’ abuse and fraud for those living in the community. These sessions are intended to raise awareness on the different types of financial abuse and fraud amongst older persons, how older persons can avoid going through such abuse and whom or where to contact in such cases.