▷ Networking in regional care makes the difference / scientific congress …

04.06.2019 – 12:07

AOK Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart (ots)

"We can show that there are fundamental regional differences in the proportion of patients in geriatrics." To counter a possible under-supply, differentiated regional care services are targeted "Christopher Hermann, CEO of AOK Baden-Württemberg together.The scientific congress" Formel Zukunft – Alter plus 3 "of Tuesday (04.06.2019) is devoted to the aging of society. "Especially in a society of long life, we need to get out of the box of thought of sectors, we need concepts of network supply and the courage needed to change lanes", stresses Hermann "Together with our partners, we are developing existing structures in a systematic and evidence-based way. It does not work with the centralizing directives of Berlin. "

Professor Andreas Kruse, a psychologist and gerontologist in Heidelberg of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Heidelberg, thinks: "The individual has to prepare himself for aging and old age, in all areas of life, health at social networking. to financial planning and life. "At the Stuttgart Congress, Kruse presented a" Position Paper Aging "which considers mental-spiritual development as a lifelong process. A qualitative survey of AOK Baden-Württemberg employees on the aspects of care for the elderly In a mixed methods approach, the AOK Baden-Württemberg combines the qualitative statements of the gerontologist Kruse with the results of a quantitative survey of more than 500 participants.The majority of respondents expect their health and long-term care funds to tailor certain offers to the needs of older people, such as counseling daily problems (72%), specialist appointments or care services (69%) and health courses (70%).

For Hermann, CEO of AOK, these numbers confirm his approach: "We can no longer afford to think separately about the three areas of central care and the offerings of prevention, rehabilitation and care and we need to 39 well-founded offers that open the way for the future, which is why AOK Baden-Württemberg has been investing for years in innovative research and modern tailor-made offerings tailored to each region and region. to each region, the insured. "

The Minister of Social Affairs and Integration of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Manne Lucha, also stressed the need to go beyond the sectors, especially for the elderly: "In my opinion, the essential is that we need a much more patient-centered thinking – and furthermore, thanks to the AOK Baden-Württemberg, our country is a pioneer nationwide, "the minister continued. Already in the country's 2014 geriatric concept, which had co-developed AOK Baden-Württemberg, among other things, it was based on community ambulatory care structures based on consistently designed care structures designed to hospitalized patients. "Preventive medicine, as well as acute care, nursing, rehabilitative care and palliative care, must be involved in the care of geriatric patients in our country."

"The long-life society has long been a reality," summarizes Hermann, president of the AOK, at the Stuttgart Age Congress. "We are at the heart of an evolution that is transforming society as a whole – from the labor market to the pension system, with solutions being demanded everywhere, and that no one knows better than local actors in the health and social services sector. Health care."

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