TitleSpinning off gerotechnology business activities: The LLM care best practice paradigm
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRomanopoulou, Evangelia, Zilidou Vicky, and Antoniou Panagiotis
Book TitleHandbook of Research on Innovations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

Aging is an economic and societal challenge for the 21st century in Europe. With the percentage of elderly increasing, the national health and social care services face the need to adapt the increased costs. In this chapter, LLM service is going to be described as it comes in response to market research in the area of ICT, providing an opportunity for seniors to improve their cognitive and physical condition and continue to feel active members of society. The objectives of LLM Care are: Establishing a self-financing project. Utilizing existing infrastructure (Marketing, Financial, Management and IT) of the research institution from which it emerged (Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Deploy a network of organizations and stakeholders that will support seniors with Alzheimer's disease as the first customers in the first year of operation. Become established as a self-sustained, viable company in Greece developing future LLM services in the Greek market for homes, care centers and medical healthcare facilities.