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.

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…

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%…

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…

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,…