X4: Experience Day 4: Vilans, Centre of Excellence in Long Term and Social Care, Utrecht: Continuing improvement in long-term care for older people

Wednesday, 2nd May

Vilans is the national Centre of Expertise for Long-term Care in the Netherlands. In this field, Vilans engages in innovation, research and development, dissemination, and implementation of good practices. Vilans is well-known in the Netherlands for running large scale and nationwide implementation programs, such as the National Dementia Program (in which in 90% of the Dutch regions integrated care networks were set up), the Care for Better Program (around 700 organisations participated in this quality improvement program) and In to care! (more than 460 long-term care organisations have been transformed or are currently transforming to become sustainable organisations). Vilans is mainly funded by the Dutch government.

Vilans is offering participants an exceptional Experience Day on long term care for older people in the Netherlands. You will gain insight into large scale system improvements that make a difference for patients, clients and staff in both healthcare and social services, and hear about national programmes and examples that provide insight into working collectively to improve quality of life of older people.

During the experience day you will learn:

  • How work in the Netherlands seeks to define the range of options and identify successful policy practices in Long Term Care for older people

  • How the organization of large scale national programmes and interventions for quality improvement can be delivered

  • How to address challenges and meet needs of the residents, clients and health care professionals engaged in care for older people