Our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What is Integrated Home Care?
The service provides direct assistance to the person (getting out of bed, personal hygiene, carrying out physiological functions, etc.), aimed at promoting daily self-sufficiency (maintaining correct postures, helping in the movement of disabled limbs, etc.), nursing help. and hygienic and sanitary easy to implement; it also provides nursing and rehabilitation services.

Who is it for?
Elderly and disabled people

What are the requirements?
The service is aimed at the frail and / or non-autonomous elderly, patients in discharge protected by health facilities, the disabled and any other person who presents a reduction in self-sufficiency due to pathological conditions, chronic degenerative diseases, oncological or terminal diseases. The service can be accessed by severely disabled people or those with medium-severe disabilities with poor organizational capacity in managing the home environment, in conditions of loneliness and / or socio-psychological isolation.

What is the documentation to submit?
Applications are presented to the local social service centers or general practitioners or to the operating units of the health districts.

The question must be attached:
– ISEE certification relating to household income,
– medical certificate showing the applicant’s state of health.

Where to turn?
– Territorially competent Social Services Center.
– General Practitioners
– Territorially competent health districts

If the patient is hospitalized. How can I activate the home assistance service before I go home?
As a rule, if the patient is hospitalized in one of the hospitals in the ASL territory, it is the same hospital ward where the patient is inpatient that sends the ASL a report card on the next discharge, with an indication of the treatments to be continued. home and any necessary aids.

In this case, the user chooses a provider for home care, and the assistance that the patient will receive upon returning home is immediately activated. The ASL evaluation team will still visit the patient at home, to verify his needs and issue the voucher with the appropriate profile; the provider, as usual, will draw up the Individual Assistance Plan on the occasion of the first access to the user’s home.

What happens if the patient who is cared for at home is hospitalized?
In the event of interruption of the service due to hospitalization, the user will notify the operators of the provider that provides home care, which in turn will inform the ASL of the suspension of care. If the intercurrent hospitalization lasts less than 15 days, home care can resume immediately upon the patient’s return home, up to the expiry date of the voucher, upon notice to the provider with delivery of the new clinical documentation. If the hospitalization lasts longer, however, it will be necessary to resubmit the request for the service at the voucher desk.

How long does the service last?
The duration is established in relation to the assessment of the need, and to the goals of care defined in the Individual Assistance Plan. Vouchers with a duration of no more than three months are normally issued, after which the case is re-evaluated and, with a new referral from the treating physician, the renewal of treatments is authorized and a new voucher issued..

What is meant by school assistance?
The service is aimed at promoting the autonomy and scholastic inclusion of disabled pupils attending schools located throughout the city. It offers assistance services to the person and support in carrying out the activities that are carried out daily in the school.

Who is it for?
Disabled pupils attending city schools

What is the documentation to submit?
At the time of enrollment, the need to use the service must be reported to the school and the certification issued by the ASL pursuant to art. 3 paragraph 3 law 104/92

Where to turn?
School locations of kindergartens, elementary, middle and high schools

Deductions on private home care:
The Legislator has provided for concessions, in the annual income tax return, for the costs of specific assistance, that is, for nursing assistance.

To access the deduction or deduction of specific assistance expenses, it is necessary to have the relevant invoices, receipts or receipts of payment showing the service performed and the qualification of the operator.

This type of expense enjoys a different treatment depending on whether they are aimed at a person with a disability or not. If they concern people with disabilities, they can be deducted from the income, not only of the person concerned or of the relatives who have a tax burden, but also of civilly obliged family members. In the second case, the expenses can only be deducted at the rate of 19% of the costs incurred.