Official opening of “Villa Speranza-Albert II” by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince

Created on the initiative of the Monaco Government Department of Social Affairs and Health and the Monegasque Red Cross, supported by the Monaco City Council, the DASS and the Order of Malta, Villa Speranza Albert II is a day centre for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or similar diseases (cognitive behavioral disorders).  

Officially unveiled by H.S.H. Prince Albert II during a ceremony in which the Sovereign Prince paid tribute to Mr. Denis Ravera, Counselor for Social Affairs and Health, who sadly passed away last week, this new 3 storey functional unit housed in a former private mansion in avenue Bel Respiro, meets a public health need within the geriatric and psychiatric areas. Patients who will be accommodated in the Centre from Wednesday 25th April suffer from concentration problems, loss of memory, and loss of intellectual ability and are unable to carry out everyday tasks. The goal of the care centre is also to prevent families with a relative suffering from such disorders from becoming exhausted. The Centre offers such patients hotel services (accommodation, catering) as well as special activities such as memory workshops, music therapy, board games, group workshops, various entertainment and even outings. All patients will receive a tailor-made and individual action plan. Composed of a team of ten staff managed by Doctor Alain Pesce (Head of the Geriatric Unit at the CHPG and Director of the Centre) and Mr. Philippe Migliasso (Health Officer), the centre also has a psychologist, a speech therapist and an occupational therapist. The Centre will be able to accommodate 15 patients a day, preferably for a whole day, from Wednesday 25th April 2007, the official opening date.

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