Stockholm

Sweden: a role model for Age Care

Sweden
Age Care
7 delegates
August 2017
The visits highlighted the diverse options available in the Swedish elderly care system, depending on the patient autonomy.
The Swedish age care system aims to help aging Swedish to live an autonomous life and to stay at home for as long as possible.

A growing number of elderly people in Sweden wants to live in "retirement homes" suitable for people of 55 years and older.

In August 2017, seven French delegates visited Sweden to discover its role model care system. Following an introduction on the Swedish healthcare system by the Director of the representative Swedish Association of Local and Regional Authorities, the delegates visited several exemplary care facilities, both in the private and the public sectors. These visits highlighted the diverse options available in the Swedish elderly care system, depending on the patient autonomy.

Swedish municipalities are the ones planning housing and residential areas for these retirement homes and accessibility is a priority. All homes have to meet the needs of the elderly and the disabled.

Dialog Health also organised a visit to the ''Valley of Robots'' (Robotdalen) for the group to learn about innovation and new assistance opportunities developed by medical robotics.
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