Swedish politicians look into Danish elder care and assisted living

April 05, 2018

Photo by Healthcare DENMARK
Politicians from Kungsbacka Municipality, Sweden, visit Denmark to learn about Danish elder care strategies and innovative assisted living technologies.

On April 4-5, 2018, a delegation of politicians and decision makers from Kungsbacka Municipality in Sweden visited Denmark to learn about Danish elder care strategies and to experience innovative assisted living technologies in practice.

After an introduction to the Danish health and elder care sector by the Mayor of Health and Care in Copenhagen, the delegates visited the Care Center Bomi Park, a newly built care center on the island of Amager southeast of central Copenhagen. The visit included a guided tour of the modern facilities and an introduction to the care center’s vision and activities for the residents.

Part of the program was also a dialogue session on health IT, telemedicine and digital rehabilitation with representatives from the innovative Danish companies: KMD, one of Denmark’s largest IT and software companies, and Icura, developer of a health education training technology that supports remote monitoring and increases patient empowerment.

Visits also included the Center of Assistive Technology in Copenhagen, and Langgadehus Nursing Home to experience innovative assisted living technologies in practice. In addition, during a dinner session, the delegates were introduced to the volunteer organization, Cycling Without Age, which offers free trishaw rides to help elderly citizens get out of their nursing homes to enjoy the fresh air and the community around them.

Rounding off the visit to Denmark was an introduction to the vision of one of Europe’s most user-friendly and advanced nursing homes for elderly blind people, a project that includes the municipality, the Danish Association of the Blind, and the future users. The project is expected to be completed in the end of 2018 and will include rehabilitation and training facilities specially designed for people with vision impairment.

The delegation visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Chief Consultant Anne Smetana.

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