During 2012 the research project Abitare Leggero (Living “Light”) was developed, promoted and financed by Fondazione Cariplo and realized by FHS and Cooperative La Meridiana Due.
The research was aimed at analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the residential model for the elderly, with particular reference to homes integrated with community-based services and the ‘light’ communal residences for both temporary or long-term accommodation.
The ultimate aim was to identity the residential models that were the most efficient from a management point of view and the best from the point of view of quality of service and ability to meet the needs of the elderly population, with a view to promoting solutions that favour elderly people being able to stay in their own homes or within their own community for the majority of the ageing process (ageing in place).
ABITARE LEGGERO – TOWARDS A NEW GENERATION OF SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY
This experience gave rise to the following residential projects: