Wishes and ambitions
Growing older, almost every person reaches a phase of increasing fragility and dependency. We want to create opportunities in this process for an enhanced quality of life. This means coping with fragility and dedicating more time and attention to the individual’s wishes, desires and ambitions.
- Life and Vitality Assessment
- Future plans and dreams of the elderly
- Life satisfaction amongst the elderly
- Research into the wishes and ambitions of 55+ Europeans
In elderly care, the increased focus on safety and efficiency has limited personal freedom of choice and heterogeneity. Individual desires and well-being should be at the heart of care, expecially when it involves frail older people. In healthcare, this requires changes at all levels. To begin with, increasing the awareness of managers of the impact of systems on the healthcare practice. Also, create and allow time for (future) doctors, nurses and care staff to get to know the the older person and his or her individual needs and desires, and manage their care accordingly. The elderly themselves should have more control over their healthcare and its providers. Leyden Academy is committed to dignified and compassionate healthcare for all elderly persons, with an emphasis on what matters most for the individual.
- Compassionate healthcare
- Prioritise care for the elderly on the education agenda
- Various conferences in the Netherlands on (care for) the elderly