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. Exploring how residential care facilities can enhance the autonomy of…

    Boumans, J., Van Boekel, L. C., Verbiest, M. E. A., Baan, C. A., & Luijkx, K. G. (2021). Exploring how residential care facilities can enhance the autonomy of people with dementia and improve informal care. Dementia. The International Journal of Social Research and Practice.
  2. Substance use and misuse of older adults living in residential care f…

    de Graaf, L. I., Janssen, M. M., Roelofs, T. S. M., & Luijkx, K. G. (2021). Substance use and misuse of older adults living in residential care facilities: A scoping review from a person-centred care approach. Ageing & Society.
  3. Dementia enlightened?! - A systematic literature review of the influe…

    Goudriaan, I., van Boekel, L. C., Verbiest, M. E. A., van Hoof, J., & Luijkx, K. G. (2021). Dementia enlightened?! A systematic literature review of the influence of indoor environmental light on the health of older persons with dementia in long-term care facilities. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 16, 909-937.
  4. Involve residents to ensure person-centered nursing home care during …

    Luijkx, K., Janssen, M., Stoop, A., van Boekel, L., & Verbiest, M. (2021). Involve residents to ensure person-centered nursing home care during crises like the COVID-19 outbreak. In E. Aarts, H. Fleuren, M. Sitskoorn, & T. Wilthagen (Eds.), The new common: How the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming society (pp. 145-151). Springer.
  5. 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.

Find an expert or expertise