«Aider les Proches Aidants» establishes an integrated support system for family caregivers (proches aidants).
«Aider les Proches Aidants» is being developed by a consortium consisting of the canton of Neuchâtel, the health network AROSS, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, and MIDATA. The project funded via the prevention in health care project support of Health Promotion Switzerland.
Prevention of disease and of burn-out of family caregivers is the overarching goal of the project. Via an app and online platform connected to geolocalized care service data from the canton, family caregivers receive information and support. In addition, they can record their emotional state and stress levels, receive consulting, and access offers that support self-management. The digital offer and the consulting services via AROSS are complementary: The app acts as primary point of contact and refers to the services offered by AROSS, if necessary.
From the beginning, the project aims for sustainability and for a multiplication into other cantons and regions. To facilitate this, an accompanying group consisting of relevant stakeholders (employers, insurance companies, public governance) is formed. In parallel, an economic feasibility analysis is performed, and options for sustainable financing are explored.