Spinning Off Business Activities for Care Giver Support: The DISCOVER Attempt

A. Vontas, V. Moumtzi, Gerry Urwin

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Abstract

Demographic changes in Europe show an increased demand for quality care for family members, through innovative, broadly accessible solutions that have an overarching focus of improving the quality of life for carers through learning. DISCOVER platform is such a technology, based on existing eLearning systems and delivers digital skills training for carers, focusing in particular on opportunities for informal carers as a socially excluded group. DISCOVER business strategy provides a sustainable entity in order to deliver benefits to the carer, and cared-for communities in the future. An appropriate business model is required to support spinning off business activities for care giver support services, but allow the inclusion of those who may be disadvantaged or those who have a high need for support, but a limited ability to afford to pay for solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
EditorsPanagiotis D. Bamidis, Ioannis Tarnanas, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Magda Tsolaki
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages414-425
ISBN (Print)1466682345, 9781466682344, 9781466682351
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Vontas, A., Moumtzi, V., & Urwin, G. (2015). Spinning Off Business Activities for Care Giver Support: The DISCOVER Attempt. In P. D. Bamidis, I. Tarnanas, L. Hadjileontiadis, & M. Tsolaki (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia (pp. 414-425). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8234-4.ch022