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September 2014
October 2016

Falling and the negative consequences (physical and emotional as well as social-economic) associated with it is a serious problem among the population of elderly persons living at home and, due to the growing number of elderly persons, this problem is increasing. There is proof that interdisciplinary interventions decrease the number of falls. However, in clinical practice, these interventions do not seem to be applied optimally and the problem of falling remains a serious problem.

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September 2014
September 2016

A growing group of patients visiting the emergency room are those 65 or older. Approximately one-third to one-half of these visits of the elderly to the emergency room result in hospital admission. After being diagnosed in the emergency room and carrying out the necessary treatment, a large number of these elderly patients are immediately sent home. Within a short to medium length of time, a large number of these patients (12 to 30%) are making return, unplanned visits to the emergency room. An unplanned return visit to the emergency room is often caused by a variety of factors. A complaint that was not completely treated during the hospital stay, discharge plans that were not adapted, the presence of chronic complaints with frequent symptom flare-up, irregular home care follow-up, and the traits of the patient and the hospital can play a role in this. International literature shows that setting up transitional care models between the hospitals and the home care can prevent unplanned readmissions. These transitional care models combine the strengths of an evaluation specifically oriented towards the elderly patients staying in the hospital and good cooperation with those outside the hospital.

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Topshake: an innovative breakfast for people with difficulty swallowing.

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March 2014
March 2016

“Living at home for a long time is great but the risk of isolation is real. Elderly people should be able to participate in public life as long as possible. This is why we need the Ouderentoets: screening of the infrastructure as well as the total services of the (city) administration.

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Increasing population ageing has an impact with regard to housing that is not to be underestimated.

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September 2013
August 2016

The Living and Care Lab (LiCalab) in the Kempen region wants to enable people to live longer at home, either independently or assisted, mainly by improving the self-reliance and participation of the elderly, creating a safe, comfortable and accessible living environment, or by reinforcing integrated care tailored to the user.

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November 2013
October 2016

The objective of InnovAGE in the Leuven region is to develop integrated and innovative care products and processes for seniors with complex care needs by means of a series of innovations that lead to effective and affordable care, close to the people and as long as possible in their familiar home environment.

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January 2014
December 2016

Ageing in Place (AIPA) in the Aalst region focuses on affordable housing and care, the objective being to enable older people live at home longer in a quality manner.

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November 2013
October 2016

The Active Caring Neighborhood in Antwerp and Brussels wants to examine how professional care can support and reinforce self-care, volunteer and informal care, and consistently keep itself on the second line.