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Do you think of the elderly this time of the year?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everybody is putting up the Christmas tree, everywhere little lights shine, Christmas stories are told at school and at the flower shops the Christmas stars are outside again. Everyone is looking forward, to a merry Christmas. Today is the 12th of December, the day of the Christmas…

The health care sector has to take the environment into account

Every day we are confronted with bad news about the earth and the environment. It is not for nothing, that responses are made to this and that protests arise. When situations like this affect people, there is always a group of people who are against the decision. For example, the Dutch government wanted to ensure…

How will the future look like for the elderly?

Last week there was a lot of news about cutting back on staff, which plays already for a longer period. As well, research discovered that more often employees are acting like carers but show fake diplomas. These things happen because there is a lot of demand for carers and often an urgent need to hire…

How will care homes look in the future?

The world population is growing, people become older and the individual needs of older generations are becoming more complex. That is why it is important for care homes to investigate in greater amounts of, more intelligent, technologies. When looking on the long-term, it is important to create a sustainable living environment to house patients, it…

How to be dementia friendly at work

Since the 10thof May there is a new campaign in the Netherlands. It is called “ dementia friendly at work” and in this campaign people that face clients with dementia are being asked to expand their knowledge about how to get along with people with dementia. To be able to do this, 11 free online…

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…

Enough sleep? Important!

Sleep is very important for general health and well-being. In sufficient quantity it supports our mental health, physical health and our quality of life in general. The topic of enough sleep is particularly important for older adults, as they often suffer from sleep disorders. How we sleep During sleep there are 4 different stages of…

How to stay healthy as a senior!

Sometimes, we can easily forget to take care of ourselves; whether it is helping maintain our physical, mental or emotional health. Especially seniors and caregivers can forget to look after all aspects of their health. But how can they approach their health in a different way? Here are some tips!

Tools that are needed for a good nursing home

When living at home is no longer an option, elderly and their loved must be able to count on good care in a nursing home. Nowadays focus in the care sector is more and more based on the person, which means that the way of care and the intensity of it differs per individual. There…