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%…

Informal care: a crucial form of healthcare

Informal care is an unpaid form of health care that is provided often by family or friends.  With a growing senior population, you can imagine that the informal care demands are growing as fast. To create an image of formal care in Europe; how many people are informal caregivers for example, and how many time…

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…

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,…

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…

the spanish view on homecare

The Spanish view on Homecare

Like in many other countries, telecare and telemedicine are used in Spanish home care. Care, counseling and monitoring of health can be offered through the internet. Professionals and family can keep an eye on home residents and ensure their well-being. Spain has many beautiful traditions and one of them is taking care of the elderly…

project safe-ech

Project SAFE-ECH – Technology

The project SAFE-ECH is a new Iseco project, the Spanish division of Foston. Iseco is in cooperation with the two partner companies Solimar and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. The goal of the project is to develop and implement a monitoring and controlling system for the supervision of care institutions. Safety, health and comfort for…