The place of residence, its connection to utility systems (energy, water, telecommunication, etc.), and the accessibility of educational and recreational facilities determine the life of individuals as much as do access to health care and education. Individual mobility and autonomy recede with age so that an institutionalized lifestyle in nursing facilities may become necessary.
People are getting increasingly older. Against this backdrop and as a result of changing family structures, living becomes a resource for maintaining one’s individual autonomy and retaining access to public services which are essential for life. A broad range of technological and service oriented developments are currently being initiated and tested primarily under the key phrase “Ambient Assisted Living” (AAL).
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In conjunction with key figures about the supply density of the available health care and infrastructural facilities, it is, thus, possible to compile recommendations for the future development of regions and their financing.