Fondazione Sanità e Ricerca has a Palliative Care Centre, an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Centre, an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Care Centre and performs research.

The increasing importance of quality rather than the length of life now plays a fundamental role in the antitumor treatment approach.  Assessments of the quality of life have become standard practice in clinical studies and pain management, which has a high impact on mobility, independence and the mental state of many incurable patients.

The Foundation’s Palliative Care Centre aims to offer specialised and patient-friendly medical care (including cancer) that respects patients’ rights.  Our staff is committed to constantly improve the quality of the care provided in the centre.


A multidisciplinary team (composed of a palliative doctor, a psychologist, a nurse, a physiotherapist, a healthcare assistant, a social assistant, a volunteer and a spiritual assistant) and care tailored to the needs of patients and their families enables the Palliative Care Centre to provide comprehensive care, which includes management of the physical symptoms and emotions, psychological support for patients and their family and humanising the therapeutic impact.

The Palliative Care Centre provides the following services:

  • Hospice
  • Home Palliative Care Unit (PCU)
  • Outpatients department for Palliative care and Pain therapy
  • Clinical Chemistry Analysis Laboratory

The Alzheimer’s Care Centre opened in 2005 (listed in the Comune di Roma’s city register of Day Centres and residential nursing homes for the elderly) has a Day Centre and provides Home Care services in order to address the ever-changing needs of patients and their carers in the appropriate care settings.  The centre provides counselling and training to the families of patients on the waiting list and information concerning their rights and the local dementia services.

Over eighty outpatients per day receive care either in the day centre or in their home.  The Centre provides care for patients affected by other forms of dementia. 

The Alzheimer’s Care Centre provides clinical and healthcare to patients who have been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by a regional ALS facility, either in their home, or as an inpatient in a small ward.