Nosilia was founded in 2001 by staff members of the Pammakaristos public hospital and offers palliative care for patients with chronic illnesses who are bedridden or have issues with mobility. The organization’s purpose is to keep hospital beds free, whilst allowing the patient to remain in a more familiar and sterilized environment compared to the hospital. It also aims to support and train the family/caregiver of the patient to be better able to care for themselves and the patient. Nosilia’s programs include a social medical clinic and pharmacy, the lending of orthopedic supplies, and support to lonely patients at Pammakaristos Hospital.
The grant regards a program that provides care-at-home support for chronically ill elderly and their caregivers. The program is aimed at improving the lives of elderly patients as well as supporting their families and caregivers. The program intends to relieve caregivers of the uncertainty related to loss in the home environment. The program will support about 30 patients and their families each month, with patients requiring support for up to 4 months on average. Given that, Nosilia aims to support 90 individuals within the year and at least 90 members of their family who act as the patient’s caregivers. Program services include medical, psychological, and nursing support, as well as the provision of physical therapy. Volunteers will also be on-call to provide further support where more specialised help is not required.