Projects

The “Ageing at home” research programme is about investigating and assessing innovative forms of care and living arrangements for an ageing society.

Ageing at home

Caring Community Living Labs

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: A new project explores novel ideas for future home care.
Duration: 2019–2022
External funding: SNSF NRP 74

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IBH Living Lab “Active & Assisted Living”

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The Living Lab “Active & Assisted Living” is about testing the latest technologies available to support elderly people and people requiring care and to remove any obstacles.
Duration: 2016–2020
External funding: Interreg V-programme “Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein”

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Uber in home care

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Digitally mediated services - a novel and much-discussed approach to home care.
Duration: November 2018–June 2020
External funding: Migros culture percentage

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Evaluation “Experienced Involvement“ Pfäfers

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates an advanced training that enables people with psychiatric experience to play a participatory role in healthcare.
Duration: February 2019–August 2020
External funding: Psychiatrie-Dienste Süd

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First aid for mental health

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description:  A new training course teaches lay persons how to support people with mental illnesses.
Duration: January 2019–October 2019
External funding: Pro Mente Sana

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Distance Caregiving Santé

Research programme “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description:  Help and care: Swiss health professionals support their relatives from a distance.
Duration: August 2018–July 2019
External funding: Schwyzer Winiker Stiftung

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Support for living at home

Research programmes “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description:  A new service offered by Sanitas health insurance seeks to improve support for living at home.
Duration: January 2019–September 2019
External funding: Sanitas health insurance

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Evaluation “Discovering recovery methods” Pfäfers

Research programme ”Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates an advanced training to support the recovery process of people who have suffered psychological trauma and promote self-efficacy.
Duration: April 2019–August 2019
External funding: Psychiatrie-Dienste Süd

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Evaluation “Discovering recovery methods” Riggisberg

Research programme ”Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates an advanced training to support the recovery process of people who have suffered psychological trauma and promote self-efficacy.
Duration: October 2018–July 2019
External funding: Pro Mente Sana Foundation

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Community service in home care

Research programmes “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The project examines the use of community service workers in private households as a resource for carers and their relatives at home.
Duration: February 2019–July 2019
External funding: Bundesamt für Zivildienst ZIVI

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Representative survey of the needs of family carers

Research programmes “Young Carers”, “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The first nationwide and representative survey on the situation and needs of family carers during various stages of their life.
Duration: July 2017–June 2019
Funding: FOPH, support programme “relief offers for relatives providing care”
Cooperation partner: gfs.bern

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Support for relatives providing care within entry and emergency situations

Research programmes “Ageing at home”, “work & care”
Brief description: The project aims to determine to what extent caring relatives can be better supported within entry and emergency situations.
Duration: October 2017–April 2019
Funding: FOPH, support programme “relief offers for relatives providing care”
Project partner: ZHAW, Institut für Pflege

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Municipalities as directors of local provisions for the elderly

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum research develops an expertise to support communities and regions in the management and coordination of local provisions for the elderly.
Duration: September 2018–February 2019
External funding: Age Stiftung

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Evaluation of CareNet+

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates the CareNet+ care network for the elderly, which is intended to coordinate collaboration between existing service providers on a case-by-case basis and ensure a better fit.
Duration: 2016–2018
External funding: Pro Senectute canton of Zurich, Federal Social Insurance Office

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Distance Caregiving

Research programmes “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The project investigates the possibility of help and care, even at a distance.
Duration: 2016–2018
External funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, SILQUA programme

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Evaluation “Discovering recovery methods” Pfäfers

Research programme ”Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates an advanced training to support the recovery process of people who have suffered psychological trauma and promote self-efficacy.
Duration: October 2018–December 2018
External funding: Psychiatrie-Dienste Süd

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Evaluation “Discovering recovery methods“

Research programme ”Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates an advanced training to support the recovery process of people who have suffered psychological trauma and promote self-efficacy.
Duration: 2017–2018
External funding: Pro Mente Sana Foundation

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Evaluation ”Experienced Involvement” (EX IN)

Research programme ”Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates an advanced training that enables people with psychiatric experience to play a participatory role in healthcare.
Duration: 2017–2018
External funding: Luzerner Psychiatrie

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Evaluation of the new care financing arrangement

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The study investigates the actual effects of the new care financing arrangement.
Duration: April 2016–November 2017
Crontracting authority: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

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Carpe diem: supporting the personal life projects of people aged 60+

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The aim of the project is to provide a postgraduate course that will help to support people aged 60+ in pursuing life projects in retirement.
Duration: October 2015–September 2017
External funding: Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)

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Evaluation of the project “Zeitvorsorge St. Gallen”

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates the time provision project in the city of St. Gallen, where sprightly senior citizens support their peers in need of help to accumulate time credits for their own support in old age.     
Duration: May 2016–April 2017
Contracting authority: Office for Social Affairs, St. Gallen

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Evaluation of the project “Älter werden im Quartier” in the city of Frauenfeld

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Careum Research evaluates the model project “Getting older in an urban district” in Frauenfeld.
Duration: 2014–2017
External funding: Age Stiftung

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Joint living arrangements in the second half of life

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The project undertakes a survey of the variety of communal living concepts in the canton of Zurich.
Duration: 2013–2016
External funding: Heinrich and Erna Walder Foundation, Zurich

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Long Independent Living Assistant (LILA)

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief descritption: The project team has developed an Internet-based Ambient Assisted Living Assistant, which enables telemonitoring and individual teleconsultancy for elderly people in their own homes.
Duration: 2013–2015
External funding: Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)

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Ageing in Munich

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The study sheds light on the various facets of ageing in a large city with reference to the baby boomer generation.
Duration: 2013–2015
External funding: Provincial capital of Munich and Supreme Building Authority of Bavaria

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Co-production in the welfare mix of working with the elderly and family support

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: Recommendations for the effective co-production of professionals, volunteers and families regarding the care of people with dementia are developed in the project.
Duration: 2011–2014
External funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, SILQUA programme

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Region-oriented generation management

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The project team has developed a tool that permits SMEs in regional areas to evaluate generation management autonomously and to derive measures from this evaluation.
Duration: 2012–2014
External funding: IBH – Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (a union of German, Austrian, Liechtensteinian and Swiss universities in the Lake Constance region)

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InnoWo – living at home until the end of life

Research programme “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The research team investigated how people needing care can, with intensive support management, stay at home until the end of their life.
Duration: 2009–2012
External funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, SILQUA programme

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