The „virtual residential home“ as an option for dementia home care: suggestions for further development of the SOPHIA-project
Conference: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL - 1. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung / Technologien - Anwendungen - Management
01/30/2008 - 02/01/2008 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Pieper, Richard (University of Bamberg, Germany)
The SOPHIA model is a successful support service for older and disabled persons connecting the household to a service centre by videophone using available technologies. The model is briefly described, some of the factors conducive for success are discussed, and opportunities to extend the model to dementia home care are suggested. Special emphasis is placed on the need to integrate all actors of the “care triad” into the network, the develop-ment of a device to communicate and plan daily activities and a social model of inclusion of voluntary work.