The city of l’Hospitalet is looking to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of society with innovative solutions. By informing care decisions with collected data, the city seeks to improve the quality of life of its senior citizens.
Nearly 14,000 of the city’s residents are over 80 years old. During the week around 400 people are served a three-course meal once a day either in a day-care or residential centre or, for those with more significant mobility problems, in their own home. These meals are prepared according to dietary requirements and served by volunteers.
The city of L’Hospitalet is looking for ways to collect data and feedback on what the elderly eat from these meals so that the information can be used by health and social service professionals to help tailor their care and identify areas that need attention. As well as data collection the city is interested in proposals for managing this information.
With this challenge the city is also looking to improve the employability of disabled people and those at risk of social exclusion as well as involving different stakeholders in volunteering and monitoring. L'Hospitalet partners with the Asproseat Foundation, which is dedicated to the integration of people with disabilities and at risk of social exclusion, to act as a living lab for social innovation.
The city is also interested in solutions that are flexible enough to be used to collect more or different information in the future to help further monitoring. This information would be used to further improve the services offered to maintain the health and autonomy of senior citizens in the community.http://www.l-h.cat