Livestream will be available from 9:10 for the RemoAge event on innovative health and care services on Tuesday 16 January.
Ageing in place in remote areas
The RemoAge project addresses the challenge of supporting people with dementia and other frail older people to age at home in remote and sparsely populated areas. Long distances and limited resources are two challenges to overcome.
Expected results are improved access to personalized services in direct support in daily life, support to family carers and health personnel, but also increased involvement of the community.
Target groups of the project:
– Frail older people, including people with dementia, in remote communities
– Carers both professionnal and informal
– Community members
– Health and social care professionals
The target groups are being involved throughout the project in a participatory process from the identification of needs, the adaptation of services and the evaluation of services. A main focus of the project is to develop and implement person centred services.
On 16 January, examples from Norway, Scotland and Sweden will be shared on the use of technology to improve access and quality of care, support healthy ageing in rural communities and improve the sustainability of the health and care systems.
Donna Henderson from the NHS 24 will explain how Scotland is approaching the challenges of delivering health and care in the 21st century. She will challenge the status quo and argue that the only way to deliver sustainable health and care services is through cross-sectoral collaboration and a determination to innovate.
Une Tangen, from the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities will discuss why and how the way we work needs to change and how this should be done in practice. Indeed the public sector is facing significant challenges, especially when it comes to health and care services. There is a gradual change in which the recipient’s own resources are put in the center.
Assistance for self-help, everyday mastering, a shift in the mindset from treatment to prevention and from late to early efforts means that scarce resources can be more targeted to those who need it most. Digitalization and use of welfare technology also contribute to increased coping, security and control over their own health, as well as preventing stress injuries to employees. In the future, the use of digital solutions and welfare technology will provide good services to many more residents.
|09:15|| Welcome and Introduction
Agneta Granström, Norrbotten Regional Councilor, AER Committee 2 Vice President, Chair of the AER e-health network
|09:30||Keynote 1: Scotland – delivering health and care fit for the 21st century
Donna Henderson, Head of International Engagement at NHS24 – Scotlands National telehealth and telecare organization
|10:00||Keynote 2: Why we need to change the way we work and how we can do it in practice
Une Tangen, Senior Advisor- Innovation, research and Digitalization, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities
|10:30||Digital solutions for Patient Centered Care Teams – Lessons from Tromsø|
|11:00||Bringing Care and social support closer to home – Lessons from the Shetland Islands|
|12:40||Independent living and digital solutions that helps to reduce social isolation – Lessons from the Western Isles|
|13:10||Innovative ways of working with digital solutions for health and care – Lessons from Norrbotten|
|13:40||Organizational and Economic Evaluation of the RemoAge Services|
|14.00||Ethical reflections when using digital services in health and social care|
|14:50||RemoAge challenges and successes: emerging findings (Evaluation and Transnational Learning)|
|15:30||Panel Discussion – What does the future of care for frail older people living in rural areas look like and what can we do to get there?|
|16:30||End of Conference|
Knowledge flow in the network
The RemoAgeproject is led by Norrbotten. Findings of the project have been presented during previous AER events such as the ALEC conference “Accelerating digital health” and the Autumn Committee 2 plenary in Nancy. The project indeed is closely linked to topics discussed within the AER Committee 2 such as health innovation, active and healthy ageing, but also social inclusion. Moreover AER is a partner in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing working more specifically on mutual learning between regions on integrated care systems.
The livestreaming of the conference on 16 January allows for further dissemination of good practices. It can be accessed via this link