Forum for Elderly Care
Forum for Elderly Care is a Non Profit organisation with the aim to promote and support the development of the future care and welfare of elderly in Sweden and abroad.
Forum for Elderly Care was founded to meet the needs and challenges regarding the ageing demographic change in the population in Sweden and internationally.
Forum for Elderly Care has implemented various projects and activities and has also facilitated public-private collaboration in order to engage the stakeholders into the solution building process for a sustainable future and society.
Forum for Elderly Care initiated the first Dementia Forum X in Stockholm, Sweden on the 18th of May 2015. Dementia Forum X was organised for the first time in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and supported by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. The initiative was also organised in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and Forte. Dementia Forum X is a day of reflection and discussion between a hundred of the worlds leading business executives, policy-makers and other stakeholders. The participants are selected from five identified key sectors; finance, business, society, care and research. By teaming up with the leading expertise from different parts of the global society, Dementia Forum X has the capacity to create a joint understanding of the global effects of dementia. Furthermore, Dementia Forum X will be an accelerator for creativity, new initiatives and sustainable actions towards a better tomorrow.
Forum for Elderly Care is also engaged in Queen Silvia Nursing Award, a scholarship for nursing students in Sweden, Finland and Poland, and was founded in 2013 as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden on her 70th birthday. The scholarship was founded with the intention and purpose to increase awareness of and focus on good care of elderly and dementia patients. The nursing students were chosen as recipients of the scholarship with the goal to find young driven people with ideas, not impacted by convention, but creative and with different perspectives. Queen Silvia Nursing Award is collaboration between partners, most of who represented different areas of healthcare. The group of founding partners included six organizations: Aleris, Johanniterorden, Medicover, SCI, SCA and Vårdförbundet. Six other partners are Elekta, Ersta Sjukhus, Helseplan, Nordnet, Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and Svensk Sjuksköterskeförening.
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