Greater freedom for patients with dementia
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 184 749|
|Project duration||December 2016 - April 2017|
Purpose and goal
We wanted to offer Tingsbrogården, which is a care home for people with dementia, on Gotland as a test environment for the development of welfare technology solutions that can increase individuals´ independence and security as well as support for staff. The goal of the pilot study was to identify possible options in organizational development and technology solutions. We have partly achieved this goal and will continue this work, but not in Verklighetslabbet.
Expected results and effects
The goal of the pilot study was to collaborate with the welfare technology business to identify needs and possible options in organizational development and technology solutions to increase the users´ freedom and privacy. Our hope was to identify and created good contact with potential participants for continued cooperation in the concept Verklighetslabbet. The parts relating to business and organizational development have gone forward, but not to the desired extent. Certain contact with other actors has been initiated and will benefit us in the further development.
Planned approach and implementation
The two development leaders at socialförvaltningen have cooperated with the development council at Tingsbrogården and recognised a great interest for developing the work. The project has included inspiration meetings, workshops and participation in conference. We have also prepared basic technical infrastructure.