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Growing need for professional health care managing systems

Health care management professionals need to serve as planners, chief executives, administrators and managers in institutions that monitor the health of men and women. That is the main reason the need for a professionally run health care management system is growing.

Noises disturb people in healthcare environments: “It can impact their recovery”

As many people age, they develop a common hearing loss condition, called Presbycusis, in which hearing gradually deteriorates and certain sounds become distorted. But it´s not just music that can be painful for older ears, little noises at a hospital environment can also be disturbing for the patients. For hospitals, it´s hard to change little noises that just exist, but a recent study shows that even small changes can make a big impact on hospital noise levels. In the research they also upgraded patient rooms and the central nursing station with smart monitors which helped cut down on unnecessary alarms. Foston Europe is able to integrate those typical nursecall systems where the alert goes to a panel with lights or a buzzer and derive those noisy systems to a DECT phone, smartphone app or screen in a way that the sound is not disturbing any patients.

Welcoming a new intern at Foston Europe!

A new intern will be present on the work floor of Foston Europa. Sophie van der Velde will strengthen our team for the upcoming five months and will mainly be concerned with tasks on the marketing department and keeps up with the social media channels of Foston. Sophie is a Dutch student from Amsterdam and…

life expectancy

The development of life expectancy

The life expectancy of the world population has changed a lot over the years. When we go way back and look at the pre-modern world, life expectancy was not more than 30 years old in all areas of the world. In the development of life expectancy, it is significant that until the 19th century it…

Blue zones

Blue zones

This term first appeared in National Geographic magazine in 2005 and was written by Dan Buettner in an article called: “the secrets of long life”. Blue zones have been identified as world areas where people live longest. The name became blue zones because Buettner circled the areas with a blue pen on a map and…

elder abuse

Senior abuse

Elder abuse is very common nowadays. Abuse of elderly happens in many different forms such as physical abuse, psychological abuse, neglect or financial abuse. The abuser can be anyone who has access to the senior and their personal belongings such as a child, brother or sister, friend, neighbor or caregiver. Physical abuse According to the…

Smartphones for Seniors

Smartphones for Seniors

Seniors are often not very tech savvy and all these new technologies sometimes seem complicated to them. But they are not as averse to smartphones, tablets etcetera as younger generations often think. That a senior will not use his smartphone to the same extent as a 17-year-old teenager, who grew up with all these modern…

holiday for seniors

Holiday for seniors!

Since summer has arrived, and most of us are thinking about holidays, this article will talk about the most suitable holiday for seniors; some popular holiday destinations for seniors and some practical tips for travelling seniors. Retirees have the advantage that they can travel whenever they want and often travel outside the holiday season to…

Senior care in Spain

Senior care in Spain

Aging population in Spain Spain has a rapidly aging population, thus a growing number of people in need of senior care in Spain. Currently Spain is the country with the most rapidly aging population in Europe. Over the last 20 years, the part of the population that is over 75 has doubled in size. 18%…

Thank you, Joske!

We are saying goodbye to our Dutch intern, Joske van Veggel. Joske has worked at Foston for 5 months. She is an international business student that has now successfully finished the first 3 years and is going to write a graduation thesis next year. Joske has worked for the international marketing department of Foston and…