Technology to support decision making about ageing at home.

Summary and overall aim

Most older adults facing loss of autonomy choose to continue living at home. Governments are also interested in enabling older adults to remain safely at home. We aim to develop technology that augments self-management among older adults living at home and their caregivers, and use information generated by the technology to inform shared decision making about housing options among older adults impacted by early-stage dementia, their caregivers, healthcare professionals and policymakers. We will therefore 1) assess the self-reported and Global Positioning System (GPS)-reported mobility of people with early-stage dementia still living at home; 2) co-design an enhanced version of the TakeCare platform; 3) assess experiences of users of the new system; 4) survey other potential users and identify factors influencing their willingness to use it; and 5) compare data between rural/urban areas and across jurisdictions in Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden. The outputs are self-reported and objectively measured data about mobility and health changes in older adults living at home in 3 countries; enhance technical support platform for self-management; factors influencing potential uptake; instructions and recommendations for implementation; information for shared decision making about housing options among end-users, including policy makers.

Project details

COORDINATES participated in the third joint call on ‘Ageing and place in a digitalising world’.

Project duration and budget

Project duration: 36 months
Project costs: €723.347


  • Université Laval, Canada.
  • University of  Alberta, Canada.
  • Groningen University, The Netherlands.
  • Dalarna University, Sweden.
  • Greybox Solutions Inc., Canada.