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PROCAREFUL

Project overview

PRO.active CARE F.or U.sers L.ife

Elderly and vulnerable people wish to be taken care of in their homes. But technical solutions to support independent living of people in need of care are often missing, especially in rural regions. The PROCAREFUL project wants to improve the situation by developing a new model for hybrid homecare services. The partners work on a solution that combines face-to-face care with remote and digital support based on machine learning and artificial intelligence. The deployment of the model is tested in five regions.

2,29m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

6

Countries

8

Regions

9

Partners

1

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

41%

About the project

PROCAREFUL project aims to address existing gaps in home care accessibility and timely delivery by upscaling existing social care services and targeting the potential for preventing cognitive and physical decline. To achieve this, partners will develop a strategy for the digital transformation of home care, test the deployment of a hybrid care approach supported by digital solutions in five pilot actions, and elaborate action plans for the investment implementation. An innovative hybrid home care model will be developed to help people aged 55+ in need of care to maintain or improve their cognitive and physical health and to reduce social isolation, taking advantage of digitalization. This model will be supported by a digital solution, based on artificial intelligence, that will enable care professionals to detect the early signs of cognitive and physical decline and implement personalized interventions. The hybrid home care model will be co-created with individuals aged 55 and over, informal and formal caregivers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure its contextual adaptation, taking into account users’ needs, existing regulations, and financial systems. This will enable home care providers to scale up their services and integrate the solution into their current workflow. The PROCAREFUL hybrid home care model will be tested in pilot sites to yield results for model evaluation and general strategies for PROCAREFUL’s adoption by other Central European countries, enhancing the economic potential of e-care transformation. As result, PROCAREFUL hybrid home care model will allow both public and private home care providers to reach a larger number of people in need of care, providing a more sustainable and not less humane long-term solution.

Project partnership

Project partners

Italia (IT)

Lead partner

INSTITUTE FOR OLDER CARE AND SHELTERED HOMES

Faber- Fabbrica Europa
Address
Via Borgo Mazzini 48
31100 Treviso
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.israa.it

Project partner

Address
Resljeva 7
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
http://www.inst-antonatrstenjaka.si/eng/institut.asp
Total partner budget
253,000 €
Address
Gospodarcza 26
20-213 Lublin
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.oic.lublin.pl
Total partner budget
211,000 €
Department of International Relations
Address
Andrassy 100
1062 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
ifka.hu
Total partner budget
211,000 €
Project Management Office
Address
Via Genova 9
34121 Trieste
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
ww.cei.int
Total partner budget
226,400 €
Address
Sinjska 7
21000 Split
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.udruga-mi.hr
Total partner budget
213,100 €
Department Research & Development
Address
Schloßstraße 1
70176 Stuttgart
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.wohlfahrtswerk.de
Total partner budget
333,500 €
Address
Na Grivi 5
1358 Log pri Brezovici
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
http://www.log-dragomer.si
Total partner budget
211,000 €
Address
Karolkowa Street 30
01-207 Warsaw
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
https://britenet.com.pl
Total partner budget
253,000 €

Roadmap

1

The Aging Population Challenge

There is a rapid increase in the number of older people in our community. Home care organizations are currently facing significant difficulties in delivering accessible and timely care services to meet the growing demand.

2

Identifying the problem: Reactive Care vs. Proactive Care

Within this context, there is a predominant reliance on a reactive approach to care delivery, which focuses on addressing health issues only after they have manifested. This reactive approach is costly and misses the opportunity for prevention, which could significantly improve the well-being of older individuals.

3

Our idea: Seizing the Technological Opportunity

Our idea revolves around the possibility of leveraging technology to tap into the high potential for prevention. What if we could harness the power of technology to proactively address health issues before they manifest?

4

Our solution: PROCAREFUL Hybrid Home Care Model

Partners are developing a flexible hybrid home care model that integrates in-person and remote care to proactively address the cognitive, physical, and social needs of individuals.

5

First step: Identifying Best Practices

Partners will start by conducting research and benchmarking in the Central Europe region to identify best practices and solutions for hybrid home care.

6

Second step: Co-generating the PROCAREFUL Hybrid Home Care Model

The Consortium will actively involve over 150 individuals, including people aged 55+, informal and formal caregivers, managers, policy makers, and other relevant stakeholders to co-generate the PROCAREFUL hybrid home care model and the software platform, ensuring their adaptability to diverse contexts and long-term sustainability.

7

Third step: Pilot testing and Impact assessment

For 12 months, partners will test the PROCAREFUL hybrid home care model with 135 individuals at five pilot sites to assess model adaptability across different care contexts, sustainability within care organizations, and its impact on governance, organizational models, and integrated care systems.

8

Proof of progress

Desk research has been conducted and 41 existing solutions available on the market have been mapped. In the next months, more than 150 people will co-generate the PROCAREFUL Hybrid Home Care Model. By 2025, 135 end-users in 5 pilot sites will test our solution. By the end of the project, 1 Policy Strategy will be developed for the PROCAREFUL Hybrid home care model adoption in the Central Europe Programme Area.

9

Our Vision

To empower individuals in need of care to lead independent lives while simultaneously ensuring the sustainability of care services.

10

PROCAREFUL Project

Digitalizing home care services to support people in need of care in the Central Europe Area.

News

Exciting Progress in Hybrid Care Technology Development

P1 Smart

NEWS

09.04.2024

Exciting Progress in Hybrid Care Technology Development

We are pleased to announce significant advancements in the development of technology aimed at transforming hybrid care. Our team is dedicated to creating a platform for care delivery, to enhance the well-being of seniors and support formal and informal carers. Our primary goal is to create an innovative platform ...

Events

Towards a Hybrid Home Care Model

P1 Smart

EVENT

Online

28.09.2023

Towards a Hybrid Home Care Model

The webinar will present best practices coming from mHealth and eHealth experiences to scale up existing organizational models of home care services. Join us online on Thursday, 28th September 2023 at 2.00 p.m. CEST to know more about the digital transformation of care.

Pilot actions

Outputs

Action Plan for PROCAREFUL Model Implementation

A comprehensive strategy that lays out the goals and steps for home care providers and users to create and put into action a proactive care model. This plan will suggest tools and ways to involve the staff and users and will set goals and measures for evaluating the model.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

PROCAREFUL platform

The platform will serve as the primary technological tool for providing care through the PROCAREFUL model. Powered by artificial intelligence, it will feature front-end interfaces with assessment and health promoting activities for end-users and carers. The final version of the platform will take into account input from end-users and will have specific features to meet the needs of the cooperation area.
Type of output: Solutions
In development

Policy strategy for the PROCAREFUL Hybrid home care model adoption in the Central Europe area

A document outlining the PROCAREFUL model's principles, how partners have put them into practice, their experiences, and what results they've achieved. It will also include policy recommendations from partners and brief reports based on initial pilot assessments, evaluations of key performance indicators, user feedback, and more. The manual will assess the impact on organizations and key players.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Project documents

Deliverables

Meta Analysis On E Care, M Health Solutions, Benchmark Projects And Literature Findings The report constitutes a meta-analysis on e-care, m-health solutions, benchmark projects and literature findings. It presents the structured data collected by PPs at EU and national level. The document describes the results and main findings from the available literature, providing guidelines on how consensus on evaluation grid shall be reached and applied in the implementation model. The report assumes both the identification of the problems faced by stakeholders and the analysis of the currently available technology in terms of the presently applied product and implementation strategies.
Analysis Report That Presents Experts’ Ranking Evaluation About The E Care, M Health Home Care This report contains a detailed ranking and evaluation of selected relevant solutions. The collected data were used to develop a series of recommendations and indications based on the aspects that have already fostered positive outcomes and the observed obstacles for the Model implementation.
Report presenting the co-design findings of the PROCAREFUL Model The deliverable contains the results and national reports from the two-step co-design process implemented by project partners with people aged 55 and over, informal carers, formal carers, managers and policy makers, and other stakeholders from the third sector. Co-design results will be used to shape the PROCAREFUL hybrid home care model and develop the ICT platform that will be tested in the 5 pilot sites.

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Oscar Zanutto
Phone: +39 3472727598

Finance Manager

Davide Tuis
Phone: +39 335 817 1888

Communication Manager

Giorgia Coldebella
Phone: +39 331 1430022