Older adults beneficiating from home care is on an upward trend in Europe and likely to continue since the related costs are lower than residential care. Besides, innovative solutions and wider services are emerging, renewing the options for older Europeans preferring to be cared for in their own home. Hence, long-term care institutions have been rethinking their caring approach towards outpatient care and development of home-based services. To what extent is this trend tackling the difficulties of building physical structures? Who are the older adults concerned by this “at-home” offer and what is the scope of the associated services? What is the added value of nursing homes and which best practices should we draw upon?
Nina Hynninen - Finnish Nurses Association
Lorenzo Radice - Fondazione Sacra Famiglia
David Williams - St Monica Trust
Nadejda Todorovska - Bulgarian Red Cross
Christine Asbury - WCS Care