22 July 2020

Large-scale study on the impact of relocation on nursing home residents

Elderly people with complex care needs who live in nursing homes are increasingly obliged to relocate, and not always voluntarily. One of the main reasons is that a proportion of the property in the Dutch nursing home sector is outdated and no longer meets current requirements. What is the impact on elderly people in need of care of having to move from their familiar environment? Researchers at Maastricht University are starting a large-scale study into this problem. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) recently awarded a contribution of 1.7 million euros to the research.