General Digital Competence Enabling Digital Competence Care Specific Digital Competence
Independant living and Social Participation Personal Development and Social Integration Care Coordination
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Competence domain C Care-specific digital competence
Competence area 9 Independent living and social participation for care recipients
Competence title 9.1 Application of digital technologies in on-site care work
Competence description   Helping care recipients understand, install and use digital technologies at their homes; applying the principles of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) in on-site care work; selecting, combining and adjusting digital technologies, devices and software solutions to specific contexts and individual needs.
Application level User Guide/mentor
  He/She is able to:
Knowledge examples

- have overview of digital technologies that can be used in on-site care work
- distinguish between general digital tools and the technologies designed specifically for supporting social care
- understand the principles of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

- distinguish a variety of eHealth technologies, tools and applications

- explain how digital technologies in general can be used by care recipients at their homes
- explain the roles and functions of care worker supporting care recipients in using assistive digital technologies at their homes (selection, installation, usage, maintenance, adaptation of digital tools)

Skills examples

- analyse a variety of home care scenarios and propose adequate digital technologies
- install and use digital technologies for different purposes, such as scheduling, impairment correction, personal safety

- plan with care recipients specific configurations of digital solutions supporting their independent living
- optimize with care recipients their usage of supportive digital technologies
- mediate for care recipients the services of technicians and professionals where needed

Attitudes examples

- observe the accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness and adequacy of digital solutions used to support care recipients at their homes
- hold care recipients’ individual needs and idiosyncrasies as guiding principles in applying on-site digital solutions

- work towards increasing the independence of care recipients supported by care-related digital technologies
- observe the balance between care recipients’ usage of digital/technological aids and other ways to increase personal independence