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Documentation of services for reintegration of the aged in Belgium

The result ‘Documentation of services for reintegration of the aged in Belgium’ has the purpose to provide higher education with a concise overview of the Belgian situation.

The report gives a detailed overview of the present services (2003) for older people in Belgium; this includes mobile health and social care services and Day Centres for seniors. In addition, we mention services like meals on wheels or other community based support services for older people, which are designed to enable older people to stay in their communities when they are in need of care and help. First of all we give some context information about the demographic development and the financial situation of the aged in Belgium.

We explore how the provision of these services is organised; give quantitative information about the number of persons being served, the number of personnel employed and the costs incurred to the clients. We also document the access to the services from a client's perspective. For nurses, family doctors and occupational therapists such an overview is necessary. The deliverable can be used at university level as well as on the level of higher education. The added value of this result is the synthesis of rather fragmented information about services for the elderly.

Reported by

KATHOLIEKE HOGESCHOOL KEMPEN
Kleinhoefstraat, 4
2440 GEEL
Belgium
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