27 Juin 2022


14 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min

The resources available to help and promote Home Support

In creating its Foundation, the National Academy of Medicine wished to put at the service of society as a whole its unique capacity to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all the political, medical, scientific, economic and associative stakeholders.

To fulfill its mission, the Academy of Medicine Foundation (FAM) has chosen to organize debates based on excellent scientific publications or communications, open to the general public (associations, NGOs, companies, patients) and the media, and directly relayed to public authorities, particularly members of parliament. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics that are recognized at the National Academy of Medicine.

After the first cycle of conferences organized by the Foundation of the Academy of Medicine on the theme « Transforming the future of aging », it seemed important to focus the rest of the discussions on « Aging at home ». This theme, linking citizenship and the home, appears to be extremely topical and important.

The recent revelations concerning the elderly in an institutional setting have prompted the Foundation of the Academy of Medicine to propose a series of 4 debates between care professionals and the general public, followed by a synthesis before the decision-making authorities of our country. The aim of these debates is to analyze the difficulties and limits of home care, and then to respond to them in an objective, constructive and ethically correct way in order to build together a better last period of life in a chosen and loved environment.

2nde session :The resources available to help and promote Home Support  

In support of the family carers, the home care professionals intervene by providing competence, support and availability. Everything is done to ensure that the system works as well as possible for the sick person and their family. All the professionals, GPs, nurses, care assistants, home helpers, meals on wheels and financial support should work together to make this happen in the best possible conditions. And yet, everything is far from perfect… Perhaps the circumstances are not optimal, information is not sufficiently shared, coordination is insufficient. The debate will serve to clarify these essential aspects.


Debate organised under the direction of Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel* (Geriatrician, rapporteur of the working group on ageing commissioned by SAPEA for the European Union) and moderated by Olivier Mariotte (nile).

14:00 Welcoming speech
          Pr Patrice Tran-Ba-Huy* (President of the National Academy of Medicine), Pr Richard Villet* (FAM General Secretary)

           Summary of the 1st session and presentation of the theme of the day’s session
            Pr Jean-Pierre Michel* (Geriatrician, rapporteur of the working group on aging commissioned by SAPEA for the European Union)

           Home support in Denmark
           Anne Smetana (Health Officer at the Danish Embassy)


Part 1: home adaptation aids


Round table discussion :

14:40 Ergonomic home design: towards a home that is easy to live in
           Sophie Cacou Crop (Mobile Rehabilitation Team, GH Pitié-Salpêtrière)

            Home automation by bridging the technology gap: towards a smart home
            Dimitri Voilmy (Head of Living Lab ActivAgeing)

            Financial aid to adapt the home for aging people
            Gaëlle Roux (Head of the EMS APA service)

            Discussions with the public


Part 2: home support by networks of health professionals


Round table discussion :

15:40 Home care aides and auxiliaries
           Céline Martinez (Clinical psychologist and caregiver)

           Coordination of home care nurses
           Bernadette Hérault (Secretary General URPS Nurses Île de France)

           The network of homecare professionals
           Joël Belmin (Head of the geriatric unit at Charles-Foix Hospital)

           Training of home care workers
           Anne Marcilhac (Senior Lecturer HDR, EPHE-PSL)

           Discussions with the public

Part 3: new provisions to promote home support


Round table discussion :

16:40 Coordination Support Devices (CSDs)
          Samuel Delafuys (Head of the « Cooperation and Contractualization » Office, Sub-Directorate for the Management of the Performance of Health Care Providers)

          Comprehensive assistance and financial benefits to support home care
          Louise Cadin (Head of the office for the prevention of loss of autonomy and the life course of the elderly)

          General discussion
          Pr Gérard Réach* (diabetologist, specialist in the care relationship)

          Discussions with the public

17:50 Conclusion


*Member of the French Academy of Medicine

 IMPORTANT: the debate will take place both in videoconference via Zoom and in person. Prior registration is required.
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Place : Académie Nationale de Médecine, 16 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris

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