|South Karelian Social and Health Care district||Chief Development Officer||Finland|
Will the future of long-term care be our own home?
Doctor (Health and Social Care) Merja Tepponen currently works as a Chief Development Officer in South Karelia Social and Health Care District (EKSOTE). Her current post includes implementation of the health and social services reform in South Karelia. In her career, Dr. Tepponen has specialized in leading and intensively developing the Elderly Services. Her doctoral thesis focused on the integration and quality of elderly home care. She has planned, lead and been in charge of several extensive development projects and has confidential posts as a member of different advisory boards and steering groups.