Bio

I was educated as a social scientist. As an endowed professor 'care for older adults' I aim to contribute to the realization of person centered care for older adults. To enable person centered care, the perspective, experiences or lifeworld of older adults is of utmost importance. Therefore in our PhD studies, we study older adults in the first empirical part of the study. In the following empirical studies, these results are connected to professionals working in care for older adults.

To contribute to person centered care in practice, it is important to translate and transform research results and insights to be used in practice.

Collaboration

The Academic Collaborative Center Older Adults is a collaboration between university (Tranzo) and the following organizations:

Azora, BrabantZorg, De RiethorstStromenland, De Wever, Groenhuysen, Schakelring, Surplus, SVRZ, Thebe, Volckaert, CZ Zorgkantoor.

Recent publications

  1. Intimiteit en seksualiteit bij mensen met dementie in het verpleeghuis

    Roelofs, T. S. M., Verbiest, M. E. A., van Boekel, L. C., Janssen, M. M., Waterschoot, K., & Luijkx, K. G. (Accepted/In press). Intimiteit en seksualiteit bij mensen met dementie in het verpleeghuis. Tijdschrift voor Ouderengeneeskunde, 2.
  2. Community-dwelling and recently widowed older adults - Effects of spo…

    van Boekel, L. C., Cloin, J. C. M., & Luijkx, K. G. (2021). Community-dwelling and recently widowed older adults: Effects of spousal loss on psychological well-being, perceived quality of life, and health-care costs. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 92(1), 65-82.
  3. Faciltators and barriers to autonomy - A systematic literature review…

    van Loon, J., Luijkx, K., Janssen, M., de Rooij, I., & Janssen, B. (2021). Faciltators and barriers to autonomy: A systematic literature review for older adults with physical impairments, living in residential care facilities. Ageing & Society.
  4. Searching for new community engagement approaches in the Netherlands …

    de Weger, E. J., van Vooren, N. J. E., Drewes, H. W., Luijkx, K. G., & Baan, C. A. (2020). Searching for new community engagement approaches in the Netherlands: A realist qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 2020, [508].
  5. Hoe ziet mensgerichte zorg eruit in de praktijk? - Een onderzoek naar…

    Kools, J. F. R. M., van Boekel, L. C., & Luijkx, K. G. (2020). Hoe ziet mensgerichte zorg eruit in de praktijk? Een onderzoek naar hoe mensgerichte zorg wordt vormgegeven in twee zorglocaties met verschillende zorgconcepten. Tranzo, Tilburg University.

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