Sweden shows great interest in Danish elderly care

September 13, 2019

Photo by Healthcare DENMARK
A delegation from Kungsbacka municipality in Sweden visited Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 12-13, 2019, to learn more about Danish initiatives within the field of elderly care.

The visit started with an introduction to the organization and strategies of elderly care by The Danish Ministry of Health. Afterwards, the delegation visited the Activity Center of Dragør, where senior citizens are activated in the local community. Furthermore, the delegates visited the Living Lab Strandvejen which offers a real-life test environment, followed by an introduction to Health IT, telemedicine and digital rehabilitation with innovative examples by the Danish companies, KMD, ICURA, and Wavecare.

During a dinner event, the delegation learned more about the concept of Healthy Ageing and was introduced to Cycling without Age, a volunteer organization that offers free trishaw rides to help elderly citizens get out of their nursing homes to enjoy the fresh air and the community around them.

On September 13, the delegation visited Langgadehus Plejecenter, which is a modern nursing home that focuses on implementing innovative assisted living technologies in practice. Afterwards, the delegation met with a representative from Center for Welfare Technology at Local Government Denmark and learned about how Denmark has identified barriers and challenges and further developed the healthcare services, e.g. by implementing e-health technologies and telemedicine.

The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK in close collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy in Stockholm. For more information about this visit, please contact Deputy Director Anne Smetana.

If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare initiatives yourself, please do not hesitate to request a visit. Healthcare DENMARK will tailor a program to your specific preferences.