Living at home

The need for health and care staff is increasing in line with the aging population. The challenges are complex and the state and municipality are challenged to take measures. 

Our elderly population is increasing and the need for care staff and welfare-measures is increasing as well. Instead of moving to an institution elderly people want to stay at home as long as possible. This challenges the state and municipality to take measures and develop new solutions so older people can retain their individuality and independence for as long as possible.

New solutions.

It is predicted that by 2050 the current need for personnel in health and care will double. Already in 2035 it is expected that the shortage of nurses will be equal to 28,000 full-time man-years. The Ministry of Health and Care has proposed welfare technology as a potential solution to the challenges of a lack of labor in the future.

Welfare technology affects many areas of life and is defined as follows: "Technological assistance that will contribute to increased security, social participation, mobility and cultural activity, and strengthen the individual's ability to manage themselves in everyday life despite illness and social, psychological or physical impaired functioning".

A safe home.

Older people living at home face many challenges related to living at home for longer, such as arranging local environments and transport, opportunities for social belonging or a practical and organized home environment with technical solutions and adapted furniture.

"Once we have found our own independence, we long to keep it as long as we can"

The challenges are complex, and require state and municipality to work together with private providors to solve the challenges. The future furniture sales will probably change character in line with the developments, and will have to address the growing number of elderly residents as well. We follow te development eagerly.