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Pilot projects in Sweden

Home care service

The function of home care service is to provide service to those who because of age, illness or disability are in need of help and assistance in their daily life. The focus is to make it possible to continue living in their own homes as long as possible. The extent of service actions is based on an assessment of individual needs and can change as the needs increase or decrease. Services are designed in consultation with the patient, and based on respect for personal privacy and the right to self-determination. It is possible to get help during all hours.

The home care service has two main directions; service and care, and can offer help and support in the form of :

  • cleaning
  • clothing care
  • purchases, errands
  • personal care
  • supervision
  • security alarm
  • food distribution
  • attendant service

Five organisations with home care services are involved in the project:

  • Home care service in Ydre municipality
  • Home care service in Kinda municipality
  • Home care service in Atvidaberg municipality
  • Home care service in Motala municipality
  • Aleris home care service in the city of Linkoping

Each home care service participating in the project will test four e-bikes for their daily transports during a period of 12 months starting on the 1st of November 2013. The aim is to shift as many travels by car into travels by e-bike as possible, for both environmental and economical reasons.