Mitigating risks and preventing repeated adverse events
The municipality of Nynäshamn wants to use safety-creating technology to increase the quality and safety of care for the elderly and people with disabilities. It has chosen to look more closely into how people living at home or in housing for the elderly can get increased opportunities to be active, independent, and safe with the help of such technology.
“Today, there is modern technology with new functionality that can provide nursing staff with continuous information about residents’ support needs. The technology makes it possible to prevent risks before accidents occur and to prevent repeated adverse events. Smart homes and smart living spaces create the conditions for increased quality of life, while also improving the working environment for healthcare and social care staff,” says Maria Wäppling, senior management consultant and e-health specialist at Knowit.