TAGS

WANNEER ?
september 2014
oktober 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.

WANNEER ?
mei 2014
oktober 2016

Many patients are left seriously disabled after a CVA. During a stay in a specialized stroke unit, an interdisciplinary team (with medical knowledge, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, speech therapy, and nursing care) is responsible for estimating the rehabilitation needs and the patient's potential before the rehabilitation process can begin. There is a group of patients who need rehabilitation, but unfortunately their rehabilitation potential is considered to be too low, due to a variety of reasons. This may be due to the seriousness of the CVA, previous physical and mental functions of the patient, or that the patient's stamina does not allow it at that particular moment. These patients are in need of rehabilitation, though not with the intensity offered in a traditional rehabilitation unit. There is currently no clear and/or appropriate care protocol for these patients.

WANNEER ?
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.

WANNEER ?

Topshake: an innovative breakfast for people with difficulty swallowing.

WANNEER ?
oktober 2013
oktober 2013

The diabetes management project within InnovAGE pursues improvements in the "quantity and quality" of life of diabetes patients in residential care centers.

WANNEER ?
februari 2014
januari 2016

Among seniors, heart failure (HF) is the most significant cause of hospitalization. Furthermore, life expectancy is unfavorable. The prognosis for HF patients can be improved to a significant extent through correct medicinal treatment. The CARDICOACH project, by making use of ICT, wishes to offer caregivers the opportunity to continuously monitor patients' medical parameters, symptoms and side effects at a distance and to also adapt the therapy to the care needs of the patient. Additionally, the patient is supported by a smartphone application, the objective being to encourage therapy compliance and patient involvement.

WANNEER ?
september 2013
augustus 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.

WANNEER ?
november 2013
oktober 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.

WANNEER ?
februari 2014
januari 2017

CareVille Limburg focuses on developing innovative products and/or process that reinforce the mobility of the person needing care as well as the caregiver, and that offer an appropriate response to the current and future needs in elderly care by means of co-creation.