Scandinavian Approach to Assisted Living: Navigating the European Research Agenda

Judith Molka-Danielsen
Department of Economics, Informatics and Social Sciences, Molde University College, Molde, NO

Rune Werner Fensli
Center of eHealth and Health Care Technology, Department of ICT, University of Agder, Grimstad, NO

Carl Erik Moe
Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Kristiansand, NO

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Ingår i: Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2013; Copenhagen; Denmark; August 20; 2013

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 91:14, s. 67-71

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Publicerad: 2013-08-21

ISBN: 978-91-7519-518-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Scandinavian and European states alike are faced with agrowing elderly population. Health factors leading tosensory loss; dementia and increasing physical frailty canpose barriers to independent living for this population. Research initiatives and implementation projects have cropped up at many levels of government with similar goals of seeking ways of addressing the diverse needs of the elderly citizen segment. Often projects find it difficult to gain aholistic understanding and may not succeed in obtaining the benefits of the larger European research agenda. This paperdevelops a “roadmap” or clarification of the larger European research agenda. It is our aim that local initiativesmay be better able to apply the lessons learned from other research and be made aware of the knowledge resources available through the international European research community at large.


Assisted living; elderly; European Commission; Scandinavia


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