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

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
Financing: Interreg V-programme “Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein”

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Representative survey of the needs of family carers

Research programmes “Young Carers”, “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description: A nationwide and representative survey of the population will facilitate research into 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”

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Coordination of care from the point of view of the family carers

Research programmes “work & care”, “Ageing at home”
Brief description: The project shows a comprehensive picture about the aspect of the coordination in the domestic care.
Duration: July 2017–June 2019
Funding: FOPH, support programme “relief offers for relatives providing care”

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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 investigate how far caring relatives need support within entry and emergency situations.
Duration: October 2017–March 2019
Funding: FOPH, support programme “relief offers for relatives providing care”

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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 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 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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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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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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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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