Weliswaar, het welzijns- en gezondheidsmagazine van de Vlaamse overheid brengt het verhaal van drie zorginnovatieprojecten.
In 30 years' time, there will be 150 million older people living in the EU. Where will you live? What kind of shape will you be in? Will you still be healthy and independent? Society is ageing. But making sure our golden years are happier and healthier is not just down to the individual, it's also down to the whole society, public and private sectors together. Improving the quality of life of older people is a priority for the European Commission.
Demographic ageing in Europe and beyond creates challenges for our health and care systems and our national budgets. But it also creates enormous opportunities. The Silver Economy is the new gold, Silicon Valley gurus tell us. Large new public and consumer markets of ICT products and services for ageing well are developing. Our ageing populations are drivers of economic growth.
INNOVAge and CASA look at the complex issues that arise from demographic ageing and the many challenges that the future poses on European senior care.
The projects aim at finding sustainable, innovative and practical solutions that enable longer independent living, an economically feasible care for seniors and totally new ways of thinking about the structuring of senior care by using innovative methodologies.