> Theme: Integrated care
> Timeline: November 2019 - November 2023
> Keywords: Integrated care, quality of health care, independent living, value-based care, personalised care, healthy ageing, outcome-based, long-term care.
Demographic projections show that Europe’s older population will peak in the next decades.
In light of the current demographic changes, healthy ageing along with independent living have become key issues for European countries. The importance of independence, participation and autonomy of older people is of primary importance in order to ensure high levels of health and well-being of the population, secure good quality standards of life and maintain and strengthen the system’s sustainability.
The primary aim of Valuecare is to deliver personalised integrated (health and social) care services to reach the best citizen’s health outcomes possible by rewarding care providers for helping citizens tackle their health conditions and improve their overall level of health and wellbeing.
Besides improving end users’ conditions, the project also aims at improving the quality of life and wellbeing of health and social service providers by focusing on their job satisfaction.
- ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH
- FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
- VODAFONE INNOVUS ANONIMI
- VIDAVO S.A.
- CARITAS DIOCESANA DE COIMBRA
- AZIENDA UNITA LOCALE SOCIO SANITARIA N 2 MARCA TREVIGIANA
- ISTITUTO PER SERVIZI DI RICOVERO E ASSISTENZA AGLI ANZIANI
- SVEUCILISTE U RIJECI, MEDICINSKI FAKULTET
- UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
- IATRIKO ATHINON EMPORIKI ANONYMOS ETAIREIA
- FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA
- UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
- ECHALLIANCE COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
- SIMAHIA GIA TIN OLOKLIROMENI FRONTIDA
- AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
- STICHTING INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATIONFOR INTEGRATED CARE
- SENIOR EUROPA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
AGE Platform Europe role is to provide the voice of older people in all the activities foreseen in the project. For this reason, AGE will develop guidelines on how to involve older people and support medical and technical partners on how best to involve and ask end users about their values and priorities.
Age will be in charge of driving consultations with end users and making sure their priorities, needs and values are reflected throughout the project’s implementation as well as in the project’s policy recommendations.
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> Timeline: 01 January 2019 – 31 December 2022
> Key Words: #PalliativeCare #Care #Support #Dignity #QualityofLife
Due to the increased incidence, prevalence and mortality from chronic disease and multimorbidity, the need of palliative care is becoming a greater challenge for health and social care systems. However, access to palliative care remains insufficient and fragmented, and due to demographic ageing, the rate of people requiring this kind of care is set to increase over the next 25 years.
The INADVANCE project will have five clinical trials that will be performed in Valencia, Leeds, Inverness, Lisbon and Thessaloniki where early palliative care interventions will be implemented and studied. These interventions will take into consideration palliative care from a holistic approach: understanding the person in need of these services and their physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs as well as own values and preferences; and inputs from their families and front-line professionals too.
The overall aim of the project is to improve the benefits of the palliative care interventions for patients, families and informal caregivers as well as front-line practitioners through the design of effective, replicable and cost-effective early palliative care interventions centred-on and oriented-by the patients. Such benefits are:
- Improved or maintained quality-of-life among patients and families and/or caregivers
- Alleviated symptoms among patients and families and/or caregivers;
- Increased social support among patients and families and/or caregivers;
- Increased caring and coping skills among families and/or caregivers;
- Decreased caregiving burden among families and/or caregivers;
- Decreased burnout or improved skills and competences among front-line professionals.
- Webinar for AGE members:
In the framework of the project, digital educational and support programmes will be created for front-line staff but also for older people in need of palliative care and their informal carers. It will train users on how to response in specific cases based on the needs of the older person. The webinar will be the opportunity for AGE members to provide feedback on the material and improve the final training programmes.
- Policy recommendations:
Based on the results of the 5 pilot sites in Amadora (PT), Leeds (UK), Inverness (UK), Thessaloniki (EEL) and Valencia (ES), AGE will draft policy recommendations for policy makers to raise awareness on the importance and benefits of early provision of palliative care.
AGE will provide support to Salumedia Tecnologías SL in sharing projects relevant results to its members and its network.
Together with AGE, the INADVANCE consortium brings together leading interdisciplinary academic, clinical and technological partners from across the EU:
- Universitat de Valencia (Coordinator)
- Fundación para la investigación del Hospital Universitario de la Fe de la Comunidad Valenciana
- Highland Health Board
- Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam
- Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis – Eidikos Logariasmos Kondilion Erevnas
- University of Leeds
- Salumedia Technologías SL
- Universitat Politécnica de Valencia
- Irmandade Da Santa Casa da Misericordia da Amadora IPSS