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Technology-enabled services for older people living at home independently: lessons for public long-term care authorities in the EU Member States



This report collects six policy lessons to support public authorities at all levels of the EU Member States for the adequate implementation and use of new technologies in the field of long-term care service provision for older people. These policy lessons have been obtained through the ICT-AGE research project carried out by the JRC-IPTS and funded by DG EMPL, based on the cross-analysis of good practices of technology-enabled services to help older people live independently at home. These lessons are aimed to benefit the public long-term care authorities, to modernise their social protection systems in the field of long-term care, ensuring effectiveness, adequacy and sustainability. They can enable the Member States to carry out the actions and recommendations set out in the 2013 European Commission policy on Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion (SIP) and to implement the country-specific recommendations of the European Semester. The report also provides to the targeted public authorities with different existing instruments with those the European Union could help them to implement these policy lessons.

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  • Stephanie Carretero, 2015. "Technology-enabled services for older people living at home independently: lessons for public long-term care authorities in the EU Member States," JRC Working Papers JRC96022, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc96022

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    long-term care; social investment; social return; information and communication technologies; active and healthy ageing; quality of care; productivity; carers; financial sustainability; care; savings; ageing in place; social innovation; silver economy; digital single market; ecare; ehealth; ICTs; technology; digital; ageing;

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    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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