Dutch Community and Home Nursing Model Seminar & Buurtzorg-Ruifu Home Nursing Service Launching Ceremony was successfully held in Nanmatou Street Community Service Center in the morning of October.25,2016. The Director General of Long-term Care of the Ministry of Health,Welfare and Sports of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Kees van der Burg ,The Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai, Mrs. Anneke Adema and The Counselor for Health, Welfare and Sports at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to China, Mr. Peter Bootsma, the Deputy Director of Pudong Bureau of Civil Affairs, Mr. Zhuang Dajun, the officials of Zhangjiang town and Nanmatou street, the representatives of some nursing schools and nursing homes participated in.
During the seminar, Mr. Li Chuanfu ,the director of Shanghai Ruifu elderly care service center, introduced Buurtzorg-Ruifu home nursing service plan. The two parties, based on the community public service cooperation, are providing home nursing service for local elderly with disability or dementia. The First step is to provide on-site nursing service for more than 3,000 elderly times in Pudong, covering rehabilitation exercise,basic care, psychological counseling, respite care, etc. The President of Buurtzorg China, Mr. Stephan Dyckerhoff, proposed future cooperation plan. The two parties will develop new models to provide professional home nursing service in Shanghai.
Witnessed by all the guests, representatives of both parties signed a cooperation agreement and unveiled the nameplate. The officials from Zhangjiang town and Nanmatou Street awarded nursing bag to the nurses.
At the seminar, the guests discussed about elderly nursing team establishing, the content of elderly nursing, the professional level, cost, etc. The President of Buurtzorg China, Mr. Stephan Dyckerhoff introduced Dutch welfare system and relevant policies. Senior nurse Zhang Pei of Buurtzorg Netherlands shared his home nursing experience with all the guests, and they shared how to provide high quality nursing service for the elderly at home, to improve their quality of life.
Through this seminar, we hope that the advanced Dutch home nursing model could be adapted to China, to provide professional home nursing service for the elderly with disability or dementia,considering the rapid increasing pressure of urban aging population.