Today, Housing Care – Long-Term Care (LTC) for older adults in autonomous housing contexts and/or in economically sustainable residential alternatives to traditional residences for this cohort makes healthy ageing possible with the support of technologies. These technologies can lead to a change in care needs, with consequent improvement in the quality of life for older adults and a reduction in national spending. For this format to be successful the skills of Care Workers need to be reframed.
The overall objective of the project is to empower these care workers and their educators or trainers with the skills required to keep up with this digital transformation. Thus it will contribute to reducing the risk of unemployment of Care workers and make the European Elder Care system more sustainable. The ageing of the population increases the need for Elder Care services. However, there is a decrease in the available workforce. It is therefore essential to take advantage of the benefits offered by technology.
To achieve this objective, we are working together with partners from Italy, Spain, Denmark and Ireland on providing 2 Tangible Project Results
- A Human Digit MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to upskill care workers and their educators in the digital skills & the Human care mindset required for them to stay up-to-date in the sector thus creating more sustainable employment and suitable personalised care for seniors in autonomous or semi-autonomous settlings.
- A Human Digit Work-Based Learning Toolkit – This digital toolkit contains a set of useful tools for designing and implementing hands-on learning activities directed to Care Workers and to be implemented in a work-based pathway. It will include suitable content, activities, and tools for their VET trainers so that they can support the care workers through-out this learning experience.
Together with our expert partners in the field, Ilmiolavoro Srl, Italia Salute, Fundacion Ageing Social Lab, Fundacion Tecnologias Sociales, SOSU OSTJYLLAND and Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Momentum will support the development of these results and will be responsible for the project platform development and is leading the dissemination of the project.
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