Training on the adaptability of the Assisted Living Technologies in home and community care.

TechCare

In long term care (LTC) domain,  assisted living technologies (ALTs) and domotics are expected to influence new models of care through the changing roles of formal and informal actors and of the citizens-patients.

The accurate monitoring and measurement of the functional limitations and of the frailness of individuals provided by ALTs could lead to the reduction of the burden for formal/informal carers and benefit the cared for, in particular those who are affected by chronic diseases or live under conditions of   increased frailty. The contribution of ALTs to more healthy years of life will not however happen by spontaneous and fragmented diffusion of aids among individual citizen-consumers, but rather by organizational changes also in the sphere of care, which can be supported by technology advancements.

Objective

The main objective of the TECH CARE project is to promote an ethically sound and practically viable adaptation of assisted living technologies in long term care. The project’s contribution to this objective is to train carers as  evaluators and primary level counselors upon the ethical and practical challenges that determine the acceptability of assisted living technologies (ALTs) into home and community care.

Education
To advance knowledge about the psychological and ethical impacts of assisted living technologies (ALTs) for the benefit of carers of older persons in need of assistance.
Expected output
To develop a set of ease to use guidelines for carers that take into account the impacts of assisted living technologies on older persons.
Our Value

A multi disciplinary team committed to engage carers in navigating the uncertainties and exploiting the possibilities of ALTs.