Aging well is a global priority. Sweden, like many other countries, confronts significant challenges due to population aging. Estimates suggest that nearly a quarter of the population of Sweden will be sixty five years or older by 2050. Longer life expectancies and steady retirement ages are boosting the support ratio, creating a need for new ways to provide and pay for high quality long term care.
Sweden is taking clear action to respond to the needs of its older citizens. ACCESS Health Sweden partners with innovative thinkers in both the public and private sectors to focus attention and resources on developing new and better ways to provide care for the elderly population. Sweden is a good place for these studies as the country was recently ranked number one in a global index based on income, health, employment and education, and enabling environment for aging adults.
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ACCESS Health Sweden analyzes how specific programs and policies improve and modernize care for older adults. Because we are locally based, ACCESS Health Sweden is able to participate in the response to the aging population in the country and to identify strengths and weaknesses in the elderly care strategies of the country. We use this knowledge to discuss challenges and opportunities with Swedish national and local leaders and to inspire and guide other countries as they seek to improve care for their own people.
- Modern Aging
Modern Aging is an initiative of ACCESS Health International that inspires and empowers entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly. The Modern Aging educational programs provide insights into the medical and social needs of the elderly, offer examples of successful businesses, mentor participants, and provide limited…
- Experience Design for the Elderly
Experience Design for the Elderly
Experience Design for the Elderly worked with Swedish design students to develop tools and activities to create conversations around empathy, the healthcare system, and different viewpoints. We shared this knowledge with those interested or involved in the care of the elderly.
- Pioneering Elder Care
Pioneering Elder Care
ACCESS Health Singapore and ACCESS Health Sweden collaborated on a study of the Singapore elderly care system, one of six models used to guide the development of the Swedish elderly care provider payment system.
ACCESS Health created and maintains the Silverevolution blog. Contributors describe innovations in healthcare for the elderly and chronically ill.
From the Blog
The ability to deliver on the promise of high quality, affordable elder care is no easy task, but many examples of promising models exist. In this blog post, we profile one such example: Care Company TioHundra, a public healthcare company in Sweden.
This blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.
In a series of group interviews, the Swedish team of ACCESS Health meets different groups of senior citizens to understand their needs. In this interview, the participants discuss technology, share their views on Swedish healthcare, and tell us about their experiences as informal caregivers.
- Case Study: The Mobile Emergency Team for the Elderly in Uppsala
- Impact Hub Cafe With Sofia, Impact Hub Stockholm
- Innovative Senior Housing: Inspiration from Singapore and India
- Innovative Senior Housing: Inspiration from Singapore and India (Slides)
- Innovative Senior Housing: Inspiration from Singapore and India (Video)
- Interview with Magdalena Marklund
- Interview with Markus Merne
- Interview with Stéphanie Treschow
- Interview with Erik Weiman
- Is the Use of Welfare Technology Profitable?
- Modern Aging: A Practical Guide for Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Startups in the Silver Market
- Technology for the Elderly: Focus Group
- TioHundra Case Study: Part One