ICT-AGE: Long-term Care Strategies for Independent Living of Older People.
Starting date: May 2013
Duration: 19 months
ICT-AGE aims to produce guidelines for the Member States through the use of technology. These guidelines are based on the case studies of good practices on how to design long-term care strategies than can increase the capacity of older adults to live independently, even when they become frail or contract multi-morbidities.
This project aims to:
- Identify good practices in technology-based services and solutions which enable older adults with different needs to live independently at home and which have been successfully implemented in Europe, United States and Japan.
- To analyse the good practices case by case in terms of: business case, business model, technology and organisational change, technical standards, quality, scale and scale-up and national and EU role for leadership and transfer.
- To elaborate manuals for policy makers on how to implement future long-term care strategies to increase the independent living of older adults through the use of technology.
- To identify how the EU can help the Member States to implement these technological services.
The JRC-IPTS will study the implementation of ICT-based services that have increased the possibilities for elderly people to live independently at home, and also the productivity of carers and the quality of care delivery.
For each ICT-based service, the research will identify and analyse the business case and model, the technological components, the technical standards and norms, the quality evaluation of the service and its transferability. The research team will use a case-by-case methodology, based on a literature review, interviews with stakeholders and a consultation workshop.
Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of the project "Long-term care strategies for independent living of elderly people (ICT-AGE)." 27th March 2014 – Brussels (Belgium).
The workshop hosted 30 experts from policy, practice and research, as well as representatives of the European Commission. Its aim was:
- to discuss and obtain feedback from stakeholders to validate the findings of ICT-AGE on the mapping and cases on effective technology-based services for independent living for elderly people at home
- to obtain orientation to produce guidelines for policy-makers on strategies to implement these services
List of experts
Presentation and discussion of individual cases
- Case 1: Home automation and advanced telecare:
- Case 2: Robot suit HAL. Grit Braeseke, IEGUS-European Institute for Healthcare Research and Social Economy
- Case 4: ACTION. Caring Lennart, Magnusson Linnaeus University, Dept. of Health & Caring Sciences
2nd Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of the project "Long-term Care Strategies for Independent Living of Older People (ICT-AGE)." 3-4 November 2014 – Brussels (Belgium).
The workshop hosted 20 experts from policy, practice and research, as well as representatives of the European Commission. Its aim was to obtain feedback and validation from stakeholders discussing the draft of the ICT-AGE policy guidelines.
List of experts
Other related documents
Funding organisation: DG EMPL has commissioned and funded the Information Society Unit at JRC-IPTS to develop this research.