Safe and close care at home

Reference number 2018-03709
Coordinator Luleå kommun - Socialförvaltningen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar - förberedelseprojekt

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the pre-study "Safe and close care in the home with the support of digital solutions" is to test and develop innovative ways of working with the support of digital solutions in home care environment. The goal is to develop working methods and processes that ensure a safe, close and people-centred care for the elderly patients, so that they have opportunity to stay at home. The goal is also to develop a work process where the patient is involved from the beginning and the care is given based on the patient´s needs, resources and conditions in collaboration with other caregivers.

Expected results and effects

A well-described working model has been created and includes aspects of the gender - and analysis of developments in the field. Also support for how legal and ethical issues should be handled in the test bed. The three test environments have established a collaborative working method with patients, staff and other actors. The working model of how to initiate, test and evaluate working methods will be clearly described. Recommendations are created of how the test bed should be implemented in a long-term perspective, together with proposals for how the test bed should be financed.

Planned approach and implementation

In a structured manner, the test bed will be used to try, verify, and evaluate innovative ways of working, by support from digital solutions, with the patients and staff in a real environment in the patient’s home. It is possible to secure the tests at home by validating working methods and digital solutions in a secured environment at Bergviken, a nursing home, and in collaboration with companies to test more premature digital health innovations in a lab environment at Luleå Technical University. These three environments form a continuous chain of test possibilities at different levels.

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