Which of these fields of Active and Healthy Ageing are addressed by your initiative?
Health literacy and patient empowerment, Personalized health management, Social inclusion (intergenerational practice, work and volunteering).
If none of the above, answer here:
Please describe if and how your stakeholders (cooperation partners, funders, users, etc.) have been participating in defining the problem and developing the solution.
The last couple of years there has been much more focus on active care. We see it in the norwegian legislation but not in practice. They all stress the importance of offering individual care and a meaningful life.
The Norwegian government and health administration are aware that we have to find alternative ways of solving the health care problems. We are getting older and older, there will be more elderly in the years to come and consequently more will need care. Combined with the difficulty off recruiting new health personnel new paths must be made. A report came in 2011 called Innovation in care services. Here is stressed the importance of thinking new and they mention Aktivitetsdosetten as such a new innovative measure.
Has your solution been tested in trials, experimentations, or pilot projects? If yes, please describe the process and outcome.
I have had the opportunity to test "Aktivitetsdosetten" out in 9 different nursing homes. In addition to implementing the method in nursing homes I have taught more than 250 health staff in day courses. I have spoken at about 60 different conferences and presentations.
Although the method is developed for elderly it is not hard to imagine the impact and transfer value it could have on other groups in society.
What barriers might hinder the success of your initiative? How do you plan to overcome them?
The biggest obstacles would be if politicians and administration won’t prioritize it. Other obstacles are competitive companies not to mention the pharmaceutical industry.
I consider "Aktivitetsdosetten" has the potential to be successful in the future. I see this as a new way of using resources (voluntaries, local environments like schools and families etc.)