As a researcher at Vilans, I study what can be done in a municipality, district or neighbourhood to allow everyone to live at home in a pleasant and safe environment for as long as possible. I focus on the resident themselves, such as the elderly and families with complex support questions, but also on the (policy-based) design and implementation of care and support by municipalities and care organisations.
Integral care and cross-domain collaboration are keywords here. The questions that are central to this for me are how can we organise neighbourhoods in such a way that residents remain healthy and vital for longer? How does the collaboration between the medical and social domain work to support residents? And how we, as a knowledge institute, can contribute to integrated care and a healthy living environment?