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Policies concerning assistive technology and home modification services for people with physical and cognitive disabilities in Sweden


Author: Bartfai, A. , Boman, I.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2011


The purpose of this paper is to describe policies, laws and regulations regarding the procurement of assistive technology and home modifications for individuals with disabilities in Sweden. Children up to ages 17-21 are entitled to free access to assistive technology. For adults the access is substantially subsidized with public funding. We will discuss the issues and implications of new technology, with an emphasis on assistive technology for cognitive impairment. Today, the social security system is financially burdened due to increasing demands and limited economic growth. However, the basic doctrine of the "Swedish model" remains, evoking structural and ethical issues.

Further Details

Pages: 5
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Section: 303
ISBN/ISSN: 1053-8135
Accession Number: July, 2011
Electronic Resource Number: 10.3233/NRE-2011-0658
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/06/2013
Keywords: Assistive technologyhome modificationdisabilitycognitivereimbursement policies"Swedish model"
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