Non-classical logic for Elderly Care Management

Patrik Eklund

Health decline among elderly is diverse and we indeed often speak of multiple diseases e.g. involving psychiatric and cardiac diseases. This disease orientation with a treatment add-on is, however, only one scenario in which care of elderly can be accurately and completely described. In the case of elderly it is important to place ability and its measurement in primary focus as measurable reductions in abilities trigger all processes involving solicitation and caring together with clinical estimation. Interventions are always joint concerns and also involve teamwork building upon a wide range of professional skills. Workflow modelling is important and, in particular, decision making within these processes along which patient abilities are declining. Decision support is always based on rules and in the end on underlying logic. We will show how coordination of professional skills and capacities require consideration of different logic platforms which need to be interrelated.

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