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The care model to be developed will be supported with e-health and professionalisation for all involved. The project will develop an international Centre of Excellence; a learning network for the four partner regions.

The project aims to save €11.6 million in healthcare costs, mainly by avoiding unnecessary care, such as reducing long-term hospital admissions of elderly people with dementia.

The CASCADE project is funded by the Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 (project ends in March 2023 due to Covid-19), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The project partners are also investing 3.7 million of their own funds. The project fits into one of the three objectives of the OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, around long-term care linking the improvement of care, its affordability and the increase of care quality.