QuoVadis – Definition of Requirements and Conception for Interconnected Living in a Quarter for Dementia Patients

Conference: Zukunft Lebensräume - Kongress
04/20/2016 - 04/21/2016 at Frankfurt/Main, Deutschland

Proceedings: Zukunft Lebensräume

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gerka, Alexander; Eichelberg, Marco (OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany)
Abmeier, Nadine; Schwarz, Marie-Luise (Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V., Berne, Germany)
Brinkmann-Gerdes, Stefanie (GSG OLDENBURG Bau- und Wohngesellschaft mbH, Germany)
Hein, Andreas (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany)

The choice of a suitable living and care arrangement for dementia patients is a difficult decision for the patients themselves and their relatives. This decision becomes even more difficult if only classical arrangements are considered. Such arrangements, like care in long term care facilities or care in the own apartment administered by the relatives, often do not address the needs of dementia patients appropriately or cause significant stress for the relatives. Therefore, a new living arrangement concept is developed in the research project QuoVadis, which is called “interconnected living in the quarter”. In this new living arrangement dementia patients can stay in their own accommodation while they are integrated into a care concept at the same time. In a quarter, a “quarter manager” is responsible for organizing care and help for the dementia patients. To empower the quarter manager to support the residents, an intelligent sensor-based system is developed. This system will be integrated into the apartments of the dementia patients. This article presents the requirements definition for the technical system. Furthermore, a concept to fulfil these requirements is presented. As part of this concept, an adaptive decision support system (ADSS) will be presented.