Dutch elderly care landscape

In the Netherlands, almost all people over 74 are in contact with medical care providers. Of this group, more than 40% of 75-year-olds are receiving regular care and support, including help with household chores, as well as personal care and nursing care, at home. This is one of the findings uncovered during in mapping exercise of the Dutch elderly care landscape conducted by Vilans on behalf of the Dutch Task Force Healthcare (TFHC).

Sino-Dutch knowledge exchange and cooperation

The research on elder care in the Netherlands is the corner stone of a joint programme between the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. (VWS). In 2019, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of Elderly Care to facilitate and strengthen Sino-Dutch knowledge exchange and cooperation.

The results of the programme will enable NDRC to decide how to focus on future activities and identify possible areas for collaboration. In addition, the mapping serves as the Dutch banner of the elderly care landscape and contributes to strengthening the opportunities for Dutch companies and organisations in China and new Sino-Dutch collaborations.

The mapping of the Dutch elderly care landscape is a dynamic and ongoing activity based on desk research and interviews focused on four themes related to elderly care: prevention; integrated care; care at home; and dementia care.

Titled, “Dutch Elderly Care Landscape”, the report describes the four themes in more detail and breaks down each theme into discussions on policies, research, education and training, technological innovation and organisational implementation. It also highlights best practices and innovations. The final results will be presented during the Sino-Dutch policy forum and uploaded on the TFHC website.

The Task Force Health Care (TFHC) is the platform for the Dutch Life Sciences and Health sector since 1996. It works with partners from industry, knowledge institutes, NGO’s, healthcare providers and the government to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to global (and local) healthcare challenges.

Contact for this project:
Henk Herman

Senior advisor