The jury is
of the opinion that in an excellent way this project supplies 'care-made-to-measure'.
In order to do this a 'virtual' organization is developed, able to answer
every thinkable question for support of older persons on any life-area. The
help and service is supplied in a facilitating way. Also to family, acquaintances
and other helpers adequate support is given if needed.
The jury has the judgement that this initiative in the (creative) way of enforcement
is thought true well and unique in the Netherlands. It is immediatly transportable
to all other Mental Health institutions in the Netherlands, not only for older
persons, but also for adults and has by this an explicit examplary function.
The project is interesting as a renewal of care.
awards this project the first follow-up prize with the amount of fl. 10.000,=
PSCH is a newly created professional organization that aimes at keeping people
with a longterm psychiatric disability as long as possible in the home-situation
or in case of a lengthly stay in a psychiatric hospital, treat, nurse and
support them to and in their own home-situation. In doing so a lengthly hospitalisation
is broken through or prevented. The jury is of the opinion that this project
can serve as an example-project. Actually this PSCH should be given as regular
psychiatric care. It has a high efficiency. Strictly spoken it is not renewing,
since it is used for some time in the care for adults in Parnassia. Tho for
elderlycare in the psychiatry the project is new. The contribution misses
a description of the tangible support to helpers. Great appreciation exists
for the dictate of the patient/client with regard to the supportive care and
for the enthusiasm of the workers who fulfill this pioneering job.
The entry is worth a nomination because the jury thinks that one can speak
of an example-project that immediatly can be used in all regions of mental
healthcare in the Netherlands.