by Gözde Duran
On September 19th, 26 organizations signed the manifest ‘Intercultural elderly care’ in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Gözde Duran and Carolien Smits, have worked for the last 3 years in co-creation with migrant caregivers to realize cultural sensitive dementia care in one of the nursing homes in Zwolle. The migrant caregivers wanted to celebrate this, but just a celebration wasn’t enough. They invited organizations, to sign the manifest where they acknowledge the fact that migrants can have different needs and different support in elderly care.
It was a special day where different organizations gave a sign that It is time to work together with different professionals and organizations to make elderly care accessible and conforming for elderly migrants.
On November 5th, all the organizations and migrant caregivers will be invited to talk with each other about how the process of cultural sensitive elderly care will be continued.