Prevention in residential care facilities

In Germany, the proportion of people in need of long-term care is constantly increasing, which leads to an increased need for health-promoting measures in long-term residential care.

The main objective of the project launched in Chemnitz in June 2018 was the conception, implementation and evaluation of a modularised intervention programme to promote the health potential of people in need of long-term residential care. Intervention measures for the fields of action nutrition, physical activity, cognitive resources, psychosocial health and violence prevention were developed and implemented under the claim of participation of all participants. This should prevent or delay the development and progression of health impairments and contribute to strengthening health and social resources. At the same time, the autonomy of those in need of care was supported.

The implementation of the project took place on the instructions of and in cooperation with AOK PLUS and on the basis of prevention in care facilities (§5 of SGB XI) in eight facilities in the area of Sachsen and Thüringen in Germany.

Contact person: Tina Auerswald

Participating Professors and Institutions:

Professur für Sportmedizin/Sportbiologie,
Professur für Angewandte Gerontopsychologie & Kognition
Prof. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (University Münster)

Runing time: July 2018 -December 2020

Sponsor: AOK PLUS – Die Gesundheitskasse für Sachsen und Thüringen

Contact: Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelker-Rehage




Promoting movement through visual presentation

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