Community-based social innovations for healthy ageing
In response to drastic demographic and social changes as well as the rapidly growing need for care support among the ageing population, it is now timely to explore existing community-based social innovations (CBSIs) which exist to support older people at the community level.
Older people are not merely recipients of care. Older people need to have the skills to support themselves and their peers because the ultimate goal for older people is for them to be able to remain comfortably functional and autonomous, preferably in a place of their choice, for as long as they can.
To accomplish this, older people ageing in their environment must be able to care for themselves and yet receive care and treatments for any gaps, problems or serious symptoms they cannot manage on their own in a timely manner.