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These days you regularly hear about loneliness. Loneliness among elderly is one of the biggest concerns in today’s healthcare. Family members are often too busy, friends of these elderly people are often old and making new contacts often turns out to be difficult when you are no longer mobile yourself. Dementia also plays a major…

Top 8 accommodations for disabled people in Europe!

Go on holiday with your 79 year old father or take your 85 year old neighbor  to a nice vacation spot for a weekend. It sounds like a nice idea, but when these people are disabled, finding a suitable place to stay can be quite a challenge. Think of a wider passage when someone is…

12th of May: Give appreciation on International Nurses day!

Every year, on the 12thof May, it is International Nurses day. On this day, we remember the woman who brought the modern nursing of this time in our lives, Florence Nightingdale. This year we from Foston Europe want to speak out to all the nurses who are always ready to give everything they have to…

How to improve mobility of seniors

“Control them without giving them the feeling you control them.” Social and technological tips to improve life of people with dementia.

For years dementia has been one of the major dead causes. One in five people will, at some point in life,  face this demolishing illness. About 70% of the people that have dementia are having the most recognisable version of dementia, called Alzheimer disease. Unfortunately there is not yet a remedy for this disease, but…

Trends in Elderly Care: This will be the life for people over 65 in 2035.

Loneliness, short of staff, cuts in costs, all of them are reasons why there are a lot of complaints when it comes to elderly care. Luckily, there will be some developments in the future that may end all these negative pronunciations. Although we cannot know what the future will look like, there are some trends…

New at FOSTON EUROPE: Dutch and Spanish Interns!

Since last Monday 2 new interns have started at Foston Europe. Sanne Drost and Laura Jover will be helping and strengthen the team for the upcoming 5 months. Sanne is a Dutch student that lives near Zwolle, and is studying International Business and Languages. She is currently in her third year. She has chosen to…

Elderly Care

Elderly care is care for seniors at their home or in an institution. It comprises care for demented people, but also palliative care and help in their homes. For elderly it is important to function in an independent way. We divide elderly care in three areas: home care, nursing homes and assisted living. Foston Europe offers innovative, technologic systems that can be easily integrated into existing systems, in every area of elderly care.

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…

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…

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International Nurses Day

The 12th of May is International Nurses Day. Every year at this date we commemorate the crucial role that caregivers play in modern society. There will be activities within many caring institutions this day. Nurses and care givers will show how passionate they are about healthcare and well-being. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) determines…