Nestor Psychogeriatric Association was founded in 2001 with the aim to provide services to senior citizens who suffer from dementia and psychiatric illnesses. The operation of Nestor Psychogeriatric Association is threefold: an Alzheimer’s center that houses a day center and a clinic for short hospitalization, a day center for Alzheimer patients, and two psychogeriatric care homes for elders with mental health issues.
The grant regards the implementation of a "Care at Home" Program and the purchase of a vehicle. The "Care at Home" Program targets elders who have just been diagnosed with dementia. A psychologist offers psychological support to both patients and caregivers. An occupational therapist provides information regarding creative activities at home and aid with dementia related changes in the living environment of those concerned. The program’s goal is to prolong the presence of dementia patients in their home, thus avoiding institutionalization. The vehicle is used for the transport of elders with dementia to the day centers. The secondary use of the vehicle is for the transport of the care homes’ residents to various recreational activities.