The number of nursing home residents is expected to increase dramatically in industrialized countries in the coming decades. In the United States, long-term care services are projected to nearly double by 2050. In France, around 700,000 residents live in one of the 10,000 nursing homes, whereas in the United States around 1.4 million residents live in one of the 16,000 nursing homes.
All over the world, it is well-known that nursing home populations have higher levels of multi-morbidity, polypharmacy, cognitive impairment, disability, hospitalization rates, and healthcare costs compared to their community-dwelling peers. Given the specificity of nursing home residents, there is an urgent need for feasible and effective new care management approaches derived from pragmatic studies performed in real life conditions in nursing home settings. Furthermore, it is essential to promote a successful dissemination of these new clinical evidence.
To date, clinical studies in nursing homes remains scarce. However, quality improvement in nursing care as well as the implementation of new care management strategies and innovation should rely on robust evidence from studies developed in this setting.
The 6th edition of the Nursing Home Research International Conference meeting is organized on May 7-8, 2021, in Leiden.
The objective of the meeting is to promote research and innovation in Nursing Home settings and offer a unique opportunity to network and share ideas, and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge among international researchers in the field of Long Term Care.
• Juergen Bauer (Germany)
• Athanase Benetos (France)
• Roberto Bernabei (Italy)
• Matteo Cesari (France)
• Lorenzo Donini (Italy)
• Martin Finbarr (UK)
• Jaime Fitten (USA)
• Cari Levy (USA)
• John Morley (USA)
• Graziano Onder (Italy)
• Yves Rolland (France)
• Philipe de Souto Barreto (France)
• Antoni Salva (Spain)
• Jos M.G.A. Schols (Netherlands)
• Bruno Vellas (France)