This case study profiles the Mobile Emergency Team for the Elderly in Uppsala, Sweden. The Mobile Team offers urgent care in the home to people over the age of sixty five. This case study explains how teams of two physicians and two nurses demonstrate care integration and coordination through in-home urgent care services.
The Mobile Emergency Team for the Elderly coordinates its services with ambulance services, Uppsala University Hospital, the telephone healthcare advisory line, primary healthcare clinics, municipal nurses in home healthcare teams, and homecare organizations. The long term goal is to create similar integrated structures of healthcare and social care in Uppsala Municipality.
The team’s innovative methods offer excellent healthcare services and provide a leading example of integrated elder care in Sweden that can serve as a lesson to other aging nations interested in helping their seniors age in place.