Population projections across ADRION countries show that the share of elder adults with declining functional capacities will triple in the next 40 years (Eurostat 2019), largely dependent on the help of others and in need of long-term care services. The analysis of current situation show also that the ageing population is a driving expenditure for a healthcare (HC) and long-term care (LTC), without a visible improvement in the elderly’s life quality. Healthcare industry indeed consumes 3-9% of GDP in ADRION Regions and its divide is unacceptably large with growing inequities. Provide an adequate healthcare services for an increasing number of ageing people is a crucial question, and one of the answers, given the technological advancement, is the ambient assisted living technologies and intelligence. Social Innovation plays an important role here: applied to a healthcare system it creates social value with effective impacts on society, aggregating needs & interests, increasing civic participation and strengthening social cohesion. SI4CARE Partners will address (i) the fragmentation of institutional capacities and actors’ efforts in delivering healthcare services to the elderly; (ii) the lack of integration and coordination of existing innovative ICT tools for healthcare provision, usually tested and implemented in isolation; (iii) the lack of a shared vision across PAs on how to effectively face this changing health demand pattern in an integrated and social innovative way. SI4CARE will contribute to the creation of a transnational effective ecosystem for the Social Innovation application in integrated healthcare services for the ageing population in ADRION through a joint collaboration network and a shared strategy translated into regional and national action plans, implemented and monitored within pilots in telemedicine and accessibility to healthcare facilities, once innovative approaches have been tested and backboned by an ICT Decision Support System.
ADRION - THIRD CALL FOR PROPOSALS - PRIORITY AXIS 1
1) Innovative and smart region
Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area
Start – End Date
2020-12-01 – 2023-05-31
Project Social media
Lead partner Project partner