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…

More balance in your work in the care sector? 10 tips!

The pressure on workers in the healthcare sector is getting bigger and bigger. Nurses are choosing for a career as self-employed, more and more people are in need of care and the budget for care isn’t being used properly, which makes low earnings in the healthcare sector. A lot of money is lost on things…

EHCI: Which country is the best when it comes to healthcare?

Due to the financial crisis of 2008-2013, measures in healthcare were getting more strict, and costs were cut all over. Nevertheless, European Healthcare keeps producing better results. Survival rates of several diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, are all increasing. Another thing that is increasing every year is the average age and life…

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…

Internet of Things

How digital technology is changing healthcare

Technology is considered to be the driving force behind improvements in healthcare and when you look at the amount of changes over the last couple of years, it is hard to disagree with that. This is how digital technology is changing healthcare.

ISECO Systems Wins Red Cross Public Tender

In August, ISECO Systems won the public contest of Red Cross to equip access control systems to all its buildings in Spain, with the technology of Tesa Assa-Abloy. As the world’s leading lock group, Assa-Abloy offers a more complete range of access control systems than any other company on the market. Tesa not only offers door devices, but also wall devices and devices that are designed on special applications such as lockers or drawers.

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5 Astounding Technological Innovations for Healthcare

We live in a time where technological innovations are all around us. Nothing really surprises us anymore. However, there are some new developments and possibilities, that can still blow our minds, like these 5 astounding technological innovations! 1. Robots Some find it a scary idea and others want one right now; either way this technology…

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…

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…