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FLAT&CARE [Share a flat, Share the care] : reduce costs by Accommodation Sharing

Similar to the car sharing and couch surfing experience, what if we imagine an similar functioning for elderly people ? Share a flat & care.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

Similar to the car sharing and couch surfing experience, what if we imagine an similar functioning for elderly people ? Share a flat & care.

The idea is designed for elderly people who do not have enough money to afford sufficient medical care, or children that can not manage to afford it.

It reimagines the end-of-life experience because it makes if more social, mutually helpful and these people can less feel alone.

If we want to go further, we can imagine Elderly/Young Room Mating.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Elderly-house employees can have an interesting input or guidance as well as medical nurses.

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I like the idea and think it could work very well. Where I live there often is a shortage of accommodation suitable for the elderly, so this would be a great idea. Do you imagine a home swop if people want to go on vacation?

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Kate Rushton Thanks for your comment !
I haven't really considered this option but what if ! Interesting ! 
I have actually imagine more a home sharing/renting (see comments above!).
One issue i wanted to solve also is privacy ! Do you have any ideas ? What if someone receives its friends ? Children ? Grand Children ?

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I don't know how feasible this is. But, maybe you could hire a carer to visit and take someone out to the park or the shops, or work with a charity that could provide this service. Kind of like the respite care. 

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