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New healthcare technologies to support home care of older people.

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The ageing of the Swiss population is increasing the healthcare needs and costs. Both frailty and chronic diseases affecting older people reduce their ability to live independently. However, the vast majority of older people want to continue living at home, while having a quality of life and receiving the best healthcare services. In this context, new connected healthcare technologies can be a relevant solution to facilitate home care of older people. In this article, we present the issues related to these technologies and, more particularly, to what extent they could contribute to home care of older people and be a benefit for patients and family caregivers, but also for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Finally, the fears and risks associated with these technologies, and the importance of scientifically assessing their usefulness are discussed.

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Name: Revue medicale suisse
ISSN: 1660-9379
Pages: 1407-1411

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