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…

Informal care

Informal care is a form of care that is provided often by family and friends and it is unpaid.  More care is provided informally than it is formally. The informal care system can be seen as a hidden healthcare system and it is difficult to obtain data about it. With a growing senior population, there…

How to improve mobility of seniors

How to improve mobility of seniors

For many people it is of great importance to be mobile and fit into a high age. Being able to walk without help is one of the strongest indicators of whether someone can live independently or not. Mobility is also a basic part of healthy ageing. No one likes to be immobile and always be…

Healthy aging

Healthy aging

Healthy aging – “Optimizing opportunities for good health, so that older people can take an active part in society and enjoy an independent and high quality of life.” Some see aging as a burden, but it does not necessarily have to be so. Older people can be very valuable for society and enjoy a high…

personalized care

A 2018 trend: The development of personalized care

Personalized care and integrating precision medicine into our healthcare system is a rising trend. Not just for 2018, but also for more years to come, this development will impact the healthcare industry heavily. There are a few breakthroughs in healthcare that guide us to a more patient centered system. Doctor´s visits are often replaced by…

The future of senior care

The future of senior care

As written before, senior care is changing, mainly due to a change in population structure but also due to changes in demand and technological developments. In this article we take a look at the future of senior care. Changing population From several researches it appears that the 80+ population is expected to increase by almost…

Age discrimination

Age discrimination

We speak of age discrimination or ageism when you are discriminated because: You are (or are not) a certain age or in a certain age group Someone thinks you are (or are not) a specific age or age group. This is known as discrimination by perception You are connected to someone of a specific age…

Ageing in different parts of the world

Ageing in different parts of the world

We have written before about an ageing population, especially about the ageing population in the Netherlands. Now it is time to write about ageing in different parts of the world. Since not only the Dutch or European population is ageing, but the whole world population, in varying degrees, is showing signs of ageing. In general,…

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

EIP on AHA What is it? The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) was launched by the European commission concerning innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy ageing. A European innovation partnership in general is a partnership for strengthening EU research and innovation. Such partnerships bring…

Pilot installations

Foston Europe and NevisQ started pilot installations in Valencia

The smart sensor is assisting nurses with fall detections A little while ago, we wrote about a meeting we had with NevisQ, and about possible pilot installations of their smart sensor for fall detection. This week we are happy to announce that we have made the pilot installations of the smart sensor. David Link from…