Agent-Based Architecture for Nursing Home Search and Appointment System
Keywords:Nursing home, Older persons, Agent, Jade android, Health information
In the current context of an aging population and the development of assistance to the elderly, the needs of this category of people are increasing. The nursing homes are part of these needs. For an older adult, choosing a nursing home near his or her family, relatives, and friends can also be reassuring and allow regular visits from his or her entourage. The choice of a nursing home is a significant problem for aging adults. This particular category of people wastes too much time, money, and effort in moving to find an establishment that ensures care and meets their basic needs. This paper proposes an agent-based approach that performs nursing homes' search process by user-selected personalized criteria. The appointment step follows this process. This approach represents a significant help to dependent older adults.
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