The Fresco Parkinson’s Network encompasses a group of centers, some privately owned, some government controlled, who receive annual support funds from the Paolo and Marlene Fresco Foundation. It currently comprises six specialized centers, has established itself as a unique model for Parkinson’s care, research, education, and advocacy. While rooted in Italy, the Fresco network has developed pioneering programs and a specific culture of care that renders it unique in the world.
The overall mission of the Fresco Parkinson’s Network is defined by the implementation and promotion of a compassionate model of care while pursuing innovation and research to improve quality of life. While each of the six sites of the Fresco network has its own specific characteristics, they are all defined by a care model that emphasize physical and psychological wellbeing, with a special attention on compassionate and personalized care, acknowledgment of caregivers, and a multi-modal rehabilitation model, while providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care. At each of the sites of the Fresco Network, people with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, and their spouses, caregivers and families, are acknowledged as individuals with a life challenging disease.