The society and health systems have to face new challenges due to the increasing proportion of older people in the total population. The demographic change leads to an increase of the imbalance between beneficiaries and providers. According to forecasts, the proportion of over 60 year olds especially in rural areas will grow up to 45 percent by 2025. Concepts must be developed especially for person with a low family support potential. These have to consider the individual health state and have to enable an independently, self-determined life. Furthermore, under the inclusion of the latest technologies, their daily life should be assisted by a system based environment (in the private and public sector) with the intention to preserve their mobility. Therefore, the main target of the service provider and the service recipient should allow the older people, despite their individual health restrictions, independence but also supported and medical controlled life in their familiar home environment. This ensures in a holistic and integrated way that the gap between the domestic private sphere and the healthcare system can be closed. The requirements of this conceptual gap lead to the subject of the research project A²LICE composed of the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau and Chemnitz University of Technology and will be presented in the paper.
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