Across Europe, the population is ageing rapidly. In Finland, this is particularly true with over 22% of residents over the age of 65. The figure is only expected to carry on growing over the next decade according to Statistics Finland. As well as tackling the problem of loneliness with virtual groups, the remote care tools will enable Finnish seniors to chat with nurses and doctors and use smart medication dispensers to enhance their wellbeing. Helsinki’s Social and Healthcare Services evaluate patients to make sure they are a good fit for virtual care. Some of the most popular reasons for the remote healthcare visits are for medication assessments and general health and wellbeing checks. The evaluation is based on the patient’s medical needs and not their technical abilities, however, the services ensure the tech is as easy to use as possible.
- Health Europa -