Dr Silke Metzelthin is an occupational therapist and an assistant professor at Maastricht University. She has considerable expertise in research relating to: Function Focused Care/ restorative care/ reablement; Ageing and frailty; Primary care, acute care and long-term care; Daily functioning/ independency; Informal caregiving; and Intervention research
Ines Mouchaers obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Biomedical Sciences in 2018 at KU Leuven University. During her master project at the university hospital in Leuven, she conducted research on healthy ageing by means of optimized movement and nutrition involving healthy and frail older people. During this period, she developed a great interest in the care for the older population and wanted to contribute to improving this care. Driven by this interest, she started as a PhD candidate at the Living Lab of Ageing and Long Term Care within the department of Health Services Research at Maastricht University. Her project is part of the European TRANS-SENIOR program (https://www.trans-senior.eu/). The project is focusing on reducing the number of avoidable transitions from home care to hospitals and nursing homes by developing an interdisciplinary primary care approach for older care-dependent people in the Dutch community care setting, based on the principles of reablement.
Lise Buma is a physiotherapist specialised in geriatrics, and a PhD candidate at the Living Lab of Ageing and Long Term Care within the department of Health Services Research at Maastricht University. In her work as a physiotherapist, Lise is passionate about enabling individuals to remain as independent as possible while still being able to do the things they love. Within her PhD-project she explores different reablement service models across the world aiming to fill current evidence gaps and determining which (features of) reablement service models are more effective than others, and which factors influence implementation.