Big debate : The caring Retirement Home reinvented by technology
// Hosted by Lionel Buannic, journalist
In partnership with EDENIS
To try to improve the care pathways for our seniors, after the scandals that made headlines in France last year, we must act and act quickly! According to the DREES, EHPADs (French nursing homes), currently home to more than 610,000 elderly people with reduced autonomy, could have 108,000 more residents by 2030 due to the ageing of the population. If the current practice of admission to institutions for elderly people with reduced autonomy continues, then we will need to double the number of spots available.
Although our model seems to have run out of steam, solutions do exist, such as in the Netherlands, where the government is investing heavily in independence for the elderly: caregivers encourage senior citizens to engage in physical or intellectual activities on a daily basis to stimulate their independence at home
Is it possible to invest more in a model that promotes the autonomy of seniors rather than their dependence on specialised care facilities? How much does this cost in practice? Can technology help reinvent nursing homes?
With the participation of:
- Lawrence Bories, Geriatrician – in charge of geriatric sector activities, CHIVA (Ariège Valleys Intercommunal Hospital Centre),
- Charles Alessi, Chief of Clinical Services and co-founder of editohealth
- Bart Collet, Founder of Hyperadvancer (Belgium)
- Philippe Péridont, Director General of the Centre Hospitalier of Castres (subject to change)
- David Maugé, Managing Director of EDENIS’ Group