This results in a loss of knowledge and expertise in business and government. Researchers Dr Ingrid Snijders, Harm IJben, Mareike Millner and Kalina Mikolajczak-Degrauwe from the Healthy Region lectorate at HZ University of Applied Sciences, together with Marc Cardon and Johan Klok from Scalda, conducted a literature study on liveability, interviews and discussions with (groups of) students and had students fill in questionnaires. The results provide insight into their choices and thus liveability in Zeeland.
The care model to be developed will be supported with e-health and professionalisation for all involved. The project will develop an international Centre of Excellence; a learning network for the four partner regions.
Additional objectives focus on allowing people to live at home longer, improving patient satisfaction and retaining and recruiting care staff.
Dementia is a growing social problem. The WHO considers dementia the first priority. Its high cost will challenge health systems to cope with the expected future increase in cases. One solution lies in the socialisation of care. To enable this, informal carers are a crucial factor.
HZ University of Applied Sciences is involved with the associate professorship Healthy Region as an evaluation partner. The associate professorship maps the added value of the ZPO programme. Also, the HZ's higher vocational nursing course is involved within the ZPO. Nursing students are challenged in the various elderly care organisations to solve issues with other (future) professionals in the form of a learning community.