I am managing director at De Wever, organisation for nursing home care, of the cluster Care Center de Heikant and de Kievitshorst.
28th of September 2012 I finished my PhD as a Science Practitioner at Tranzo Department , Tilburg University on my PhD project:
Living with dementia in small-scale and traditional long-term care settings. A longitudinal comparative study on resdients, family and professional caregivers in the Netherlands and Belgium.
1967 - 1972
HBS A (senior vocational programme), Titus Brandsma College Dordrecht
1972 - 1973
AFS (American Field Service) exchange student, Wicomico Senior Highschool, Maryland, USA
1973 - 1978
Physiotherapy Academy Rotterdam
1984 - 1986
Management course for IBW non-profit organisations
1988 - 1990
Foundation course in Dutch Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1992 - 1998
Degree in Dutch Law, Open University, Heerlen. Dissertation: The Psychiatric Hospitals (Compulsory Admission) Act; a law about coercion and resistance?
Nursing assistant, 'Het Parkhuis' psychogeriatric nursing home, Dordrecht
Member of Kadettes, Salisbury (voluntary work), an American association for social services
Leader of F.O.K.-camp (camp for children with cystic fibrosis) 1974, 1975
Assistant trainer, Nautilus swimming club; swimming instructor and children's camp leader
1978 - 1980
Working in private practice, including two care homes for the elderly
Physiotherapist for the Dutch Disabled Sports Federation (Invalide Sportbond)
1980 - 1984
Lecturer in Rehabilitation at the Stichting G.R.O.I. foundation
Co-founder of and physiotherapist on the course 'Swimming and water-based exercise for mothers-to-be, Dordrecht
1980 - 1989
Head of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy department at the 'De Sterrenlanden' nursing home, Dordrecht (combined somatic/psychogeriatric nursing home)
Member of several committees, including chairman of Works Council personnel committee, chairman of staff association, chairman of BOPZ (Psychiatric Hospitals (Compulsory Admission) Act) and Patient Care Incident Reports committee
Project leader of the Multidisciplinary Cooperation working group
Chairman of the Personnel Policy merger working group
Secretary of the national Physiotherapy Management Association (VHF)
Chairman of the Dutch Red Cross, Dordrecht division
1998 - 2005
Member of the legislation and regulations sounding board group of the Dutch Nursing Home Care Association (NVVz)
Lawyer/support officer for the regional client council (Overkoepelende Cliëntenraden Drechtsteden), Dordrecht (for the National Patient Councils in Utrecht)
Manager of 'Oosterhof' nursing home (part of the Van Neynselstichting foundation) in Den Bosch
Secretary of the Koopvaardij '40-'45 merchant marine foundation
2007 - 2012
Science Practitioner / doctoral student, Tranzo (Tilburg University)
2008 - 2012
Board Member of Hospice 'De Duinsche Hoeve'
2005 - now
Director of 'De Kievitshorst' care center (De Wever)
Since 2012 also of 'De Heikant' care center (De Wever)
2007 - now
Chair of the Registration Committee of Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap voor Fysiotherapie (Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy)
Living with dementia in small-scale and traditional long-term care settings. A longitudinal comparative study on residents, family and professional caregivers in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Direct and indirect funding
De Wever, non-profit organization for elderly care
Foundation for Scientific Innovation in Nursing Home Care
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/LUCAS
Prof. Dr. J.M.G.A. Schols (promotor)
Prof. Dr A.G. Declercq (promotor)
Dr K.G. Luijkx (co-promotor)
Rooij, A. de, Luijkx, K., Declercq, A. & Schols, J. (2010). The impact of small-scale living in the Netherlands and Belgium: Triangulation of data analysis. The Gerontologist, 50(S1), 506.
Rooij, A.H.P.M. de, Luijkx, K.G., Declercq, A. & Schols, J.M.G.A. (2010). Small-scale living facilities in the Netherlands and Belgium. A longitudinal study on patient outcome (abstract). Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(1), 139-140.
Rooij, I.H.P.M. de, Luijkx, K.G., Declercq, A.G., & Schols, J.M.G.A. (2008). The pro's and con's of small-scale living in The Netherlands. Gerontologist 2008 GSA-congress (abstr 336), 106.
Director at De Kievitshorst & De Heikant, Care Centers (De Wever) in Tilburg, the Netherlands
Chair Committee Registration at Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap voor Fysiotherapie (Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy) in Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Member of the Dutch Society for Health Law
Room P 417
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Last amended: 18 December 2012