The eldercare sector is both politically and economically of very high importance in all of the Nordic countries. The subject of eldercare has always been and still is a very sensitive subject, which is ever present on the public agenda. The issue of eldercare attracts a lot of attention due to the fact that it involves every citizen either at present or in the future.
The eldercare sector is likely to attract even more attention in the future due to the demographic development in the years to come, meaning that the share of elderly will increase. This development combined with the fact that families in the Nordic countries have no legal obligations to take care of their elders, means that it is of paramount importance to establish a structure, which secures high quality care for the elderly in the future.
The Nordic countries have a large share of elderly citizens and are far ahead internationally when it comes to developing care and eldercare. The activity is however low when it comes to being engaged in developing standards in the eldercare sector, and this concerns especially the service sector.
The "E21-Butler" or "Home Heartbeat" is a new solution coming from Iceland, Iceland is the healthiest country in the world according to new figures by the United Nations. The new statistics were published in UK Meidcal Journal The Lancet 21 September, and are based on an evaluation of the United Nation's health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The new figures ranks Iceland on top with 85 points out of 100 in an evaluation of UN’s goals, and is followed by Singapore and Sweden with the same scores. The study used data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors project between 1990 and 2015 to estimate the performance of 33 health-related SDG indicators for 188 countries.
So we are proud of our solution that will make Independent Living for older people as safe as possible.!