Platforms

Five of the six Care Living Labs have developed a viable business plan to continue their activities,
For more information, check the future initiatives, on page 57 in the final publication.

The selected platforms, spread across Flanders and perfectly complementary, will take on the challenge, supported by the supervisory Care Living Labs bodies.

All of the platforms aim to enable elderly people to live independently, comfortably and with a high quality of life for a longer time in their own neighborhood, but each has its own emphases:

  • "Ageing in Place Aalst" (AIPA) wants to enable older people to live longer in an appropriate, adapted home. The focus in this regard is on combating isolation and the affordability of housing and care. Particular attention is paid to socially disadvantaged target groups.
  • "Active Caring Neighborhood" in Antwerp and Brussels wants to examine how professional care can support and reinforce self-care, volunteer and informal care, and consistently keep itself on the second line.
  • "CareVille Limburg, Moving Care" wants to reinforce care mobility so that older persons can live at home longer in a high-quality, safe and affordable manner. To this end, 'care mobility' concerns the person needing care and care product/process, but also the caregiver. Particular attention is also given to interculturality and social disadvantage".
  • "InnovAGE" in the Leuven region wants to develop integrated and innovative care products and processes for seniors with complex care needs by means of innovations that lead to effective and affordable care - close to the peopl and as long as possible in their familiar home environment.
  • "Living and Care Lab" (LiCalab) in the Kempen region wants to enable people to live longer at home independently or assisted, mainly by improving the self-reliance and participation of the elderly, creating a safe, comfortable and accessible living environment, or by reinforcing integrated care tailored to the user.
  • "Online Neighborhoods" in Brugge wants the central place of the elderly person, the interest of the neighborhood, and the supportive function of technology constitute the basic ingredients of Online Neighborhoods.