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Brief description

A research project regarding the improvement of transitions within and between nursing homes.


  • Prof. dr. Wilco Achterberg, professor of Institutional Care and Elderly Care Medicine, LUMC
  • Dr. M.A.A. Caljouw, assistant professor, LUMC
  • Dr. H.J. Stoop, senior researcher, Tilburg University
  • D.S.E. Broekharst, MSc, PhD candidate, LUMC

Participating organizations

To be determined                                


D.S.E. Broekharst

Start study

16 December 2020                   

Expected completion

16 December 2024 


Transitioning nursing home residents within or between nursing homes is done for a variety of reasons, ranging from changing healthcare needs to closing down of care facilities. These care transitions between or within nursing homes can negatively impact the health and well-being of the nursing home residents in many ways, varying from experiencing stress and anxiety to developing depressive disorders. In order to prevent, mitigate or eliminate these negative consequences it is important to identify, review, and develop transition interventions that contribute to successful and effective care transitions between or within nursing homes. The body of literature to date shows few attempts to identify, review, and develop transition interventions in the specific context of nursing homes. Therefore, this research project focuses on identifying, reviewing, and developing these transition interventions.

In collaboration with

Tranzo, UMCG, Maastricht University, Radboud UMC, Amsterdam UMC and the SANO network partners.


The Dutch ministry of public health, well-being and sports


de Boer B, et al. Letter to the editor: The Need to Consider Relocations WITHIN Long-Term Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Feb;23(2):318-320.

Broekharst DSE, et al. Types, Aspects, and Impact of Relocation Initiatives Deployed within and between Long-Term Care Facilities: A Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 4739.