Fondazione Sanità e Ricerca was established by Fondazione Roma, which is committed to meeting the needs of vulnerable citizens. 
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Fondazione Sanità e Ricerca is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Rome that operates in the fields of health and social care and research.  This Foundation has a Palliative Care Centre (accredited by the Regional Health Service) for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, who are partially, temporarily or completely dependent on others for their care. 

Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele opened the hospice (the first in Central-Southern Italy) in 1988.  A multidisciplinary team provides specialised palliative care to thirty terminal inpatients. The facility also has a ward for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients, who may be admitted periodically in order to benefit from pain relief and receive care at the end of their life, and an Alzheimer’s Day Centre for the rehabilitation and preservation of cognitive and functional skills.  The Palliative Care, ALS and Alzheimer’s services adopt an integrated care model and multidisciplinary teams also provide care to patients in their home.  Care is tailored to meet the patients’ physical, psychological and spiritual needs and their families are trained to develop coping skills.  


The Foundation performs research by collaborating with centres of excellence for the development of innovative projects and production of biomechanical devices and prosthesis in Italy.