CareNet+ care network for the elderly
An ageing society, an ever growing number of long-term chronic conditions, and an increasing incidence of multimorbidity are presenting the Swiss system of help for the elderly with some massive challenges. And more of the elderly, in particular, are developing especially complex needs.
The evaluation phase is all about analysing various aspects of the results and impact of pilot cases. And not least, the impact in terms of economic aspects of healthcare: can help also be improved from a financial perspective, and does this kind of coordinated outpatient care allow people to stay at home for longer? The methodology incorporates analyses of documents, case data generated as part of the process, discussions among focus groups, and interviews with specialists from the various stakeholder groups concerned.
Careum Research brings its targeted expertise to bear in terms of research involving relatives, coordination, case management, and integrated care processes (as regards delivery of health care in private homes). The aim of the evaluation element is to place the views of those requiring care and their relatives at the heart of things. With this in mind, their views are canvassed at various intervals using structured questionnaires.
Project consortium and team
INFRAS: Thomas von Stokar, Judith Trageser, Eva Gschwend
Careum Research: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Otto, Anna Hegedüs, Hannah Wepf, Amelie Zentgraf