Status of Korian Institute of Aging Well studies

Korian Institute for Ageing Well

Each year, the Korian Institute of Aging Well carries out studies on issues based around Aging Well, in order to develop knowledge about the challenges of aging and to change our view of elderly people.

The results of these studies are made available to the general public, the scientific community and all participants working in this area, in both the private and public sectors.

The Institute has a dual goal:

  • to facilitate awareness in public opinion about the realities of aging;
  • to reinforce knowledge about the challenges involved in Aging Well, to serve general interests.

This article provides an update on various studies carried out by the Korian Institute of Aging Well with two main focuses, which are:

  • changing our view of elderly people;
  • increasing knowledge about the challenges of Aging Well.

Changing our view of elderly people 

The Best Words to Say
Which words should we use or not use to change our view on elderly people?
Partner: Médiascopie.

A European barometer on elderly people today 

For its third edition, the Korian Institute of Aging Well European Barometer provides an exclusive perspective on “elderly people today” in 4 European countries (France, Germany, Belgium and Italy).
Partner: Ipsos.

Impact of care workers wearing civilian clothing in retirement homes
What impact does the wearing of civilian clothes have on the nature and quality of exchanges between care workers, residents and families?
Partner: Université François Rabelais in Tours. 

Intergenerational volunteering
Carrying out an overview of volunteer actions in retirement homes, identifying hindrances and incentives.
Partner: France Bénévolat. 

Enriching our knowledge of the challenges of Aging Well

“Silver Geek” project
A collective bringing together companies, public figures and not-for-profits around the subject of digital solidarity for the elderly.
Goal: Evaluate the impact of digital games on health (video games for training and fitness).
18 pilot Korian establishment. 

The Flash activity trolley in response to acute behavioral problems

This allows the attention to be deflected from a negative stimulus, a source of anxiety, using a recreational stimulation, allowing the easing of behavioral problems in a person suffering with Alzheimer’s disease or similar condition.
Goal of the study: evaluate the taking up of this new practice by the care teams, families, measuring the impact on residents.
25 pilot retirement homes. 

The proper use of medication in retirement homes
Goal: To reduce medicinal interactions and to improve the practices surrounding prescriptions, especially of anticholinergics.
13,000 residents / 110 pilot retirement homes. 

LEDEN study

Goal of the study: To determine if physical activity is an effective therapeutic approach to prevent functional decline in elderly people living in retirement homes and suffering with cognitive impairments.
Partners: Toulouse Gérontopôle (Professor Yves Rolland’s team) and the Association Siel Bleu.
140 volunteer residents in 8 retirement homes. 

Early identification of fragility in SSR (rehabilitation and recuperative care facilities)

Goal: To use a stay in rehabilitation and recuperative care facilities to check the patient’s overall health condition and identify any risk of fragility or deficiency, using questionnaires.
Partner: Toulouse Gérontopôle (Professor Yves Rolland’s team). 

Use of Telemedicine in retirement homes
Study on the hindrances and incentives for its use in retirement homes.
Partner: Télécom Bretagne. 

The results of these studies will be published from 2017 on the IBV website.

In conclusion...

Philippe Denormandie, Chief Executive of the Korian Institute of Aging Well: “The studies carried out by the Korian Institute of Aging Well combine research in society to address these subjects in society and change views on aging and applied research to continuously improve daily life for elderly people, their families and their carers”. 

  • Group 17-09-2017

    Korian Group, Icade Santé and Icade Promotion sign partnership agreement to spur growth

    This non-exclusive partnership, which is part of Korian Group’s new real estate policy, covers a first group of 15 new properties in France to be delivered by 2020. Developer Icade Promotion will develop, design and build the facilities under contract. Before delivery, Korian may exercise a purchase option for each property, in line with its aim of increasing its ownership of the facilities it operates. Icade Santé is entitled to acquire some of these properties - long-term care nursing homes or post-acute care facilities - pursuant to off plan lease agreements (BEFA).

  • Group 17-09-2017

    Creation of the Korian Foundation for ageing well

    The Foundation builds on the policy implemented over the past three years by the Korian Institute of ageing well, an embodiment of Korian’s commitment to fulfilling its mission of social integration,leveraging its network and working together with all interested stakeholders – employees, residents, patients, and their families, as well as the scientific community and our private and public-sector partners – to develop unifying projects that contribute to social inclusion and to the development of social relations at the local level.

  • Group 15-02-2017

    Developing diverse partnerships to smooth the care pathway for the elderly

    In France, Korian has forged partnerships with a large number of organisations providing care or support for the elderly and their families. This proactive policy is producing rapid, tailor-made solutions.

  • Other 18-05-2016

    Korian signs partnership with start-up, Famileo, to increase resident-family communication

    Following several months’ trial in pilot homes, Korian is signing an exclusive partnership to provide its 550 European retirement home residents with a social network especially designed for them. The aim is to strengthen the social ties between residents, their close families and friends, and the establishment.

  • Korian Institute for Ageing Well 03-05-2016

    The LUDIM Educational Leaflet: a practical guide to play for people suffering from Alzheimer’s

    Korian’s ageing well institute, the Institut du Bien Vieillir, has published the first educational leaflet on LUDIM, a proven non-drug therapy that models the conditions for organizing play sessions for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This leaflet is for the nursing staff and healthcare professionals concerned, as well as their assistants. 

  • Other 22-04-2016

    Korian rewards innovation at the Weekend Challenge organised by the Innovation Factory

    For the second year running, Korian has held a “weekend challenge” as part of the partnership it entered into in 2015 with the Innovation Factory, the leading digital innovation cluster in Paris. 

    Keywords: Innovation ; Factory, Challenge ; Sophie Boissard
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  • Group 08-02-2016

    Non-drug therapy: the first emergency trolley without drugs tested in nursing homes in France

    Korian and the Korian Institut de Bien Vieillir (optimal aging institute) are launching an experiment aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the first “flash activities” trolley (without drugs) for dealing with acute behavioural disorders. This study is in keeping with the broader use of non-drug therapies (NDT) for elderly people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in Korian’s nursing facilities. The first non-drug emergency trolley was deployed in 40 skilled nursing facilities for the elderly (known as EHPADs in France) for six months. In parallel, the Korian Institut du Bien Vieillir set up a study designed to evaluate the impact of the trolley’s use.

  • Group 24-03-2015 a new French website

    The new website presents Korian's entire range of 291 nursing homes and 77 post-acute and rehabilitation care clinics in France.

  • Korian Institute for Ageing Well 04-02-2015

    The elderly revolution has begun.

    The Korian Institute for Ageing Well launches the first European barometer on Ageing Well.  Its objective: to find out how elderly people today feel and monitor changes in this over time. The results of this first edition of the barometer shows the amplitude of the silent revolution under way.