Forum for Elderly Care is a Non Profit organisation with the aim to promote and support the development of the future care and welfare of elderly in Sweden and abroad.
Forum for Elderly Care is founded to meet the need for focus on the huge challenge in Sweden and internationally due to the future demographic change in the population.
Forum for Elderly Care will initiate and implement projects and activities and facilitate public-private collaboration to engage the stakeholders in the solution building process for a sustainable future society.
Forum for Elderly Care has initiated the first Dementia Forum X in Stockholm, Sweden on the 18th of May 2015. Dementia Forum X is organised for the first time in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Stiftelsen Silviahemmet and supported by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. The initiative is organised in collaboration with The Karolinska Institute and Forte. Dementia Forum X is a day of reflection and discussions between a hundred of the worlds leading business executives, policy-makers and other stakeholders. The participants are selected from five identified key sectors; finance, business, society, care and research. By teaming up with the leading expertise from different parts of the global society, Dementia Forum X has the capacity to create a joint understanding of the global effects of dementia. Furthermore, Dementia Forum X will be an accelerator for creativity, new initiatives and sustainable actions towards a better tomorrow.
Forum for Elderly Care is also engaged in the Queen Silvia Nursing Award a scholarship for nursing students in Sweden and Finland, founded in 2013 as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden on her 70th birthday. The scholarship was founded with the intention and purpose to increase awareness of and focus on good care of elderly and dementia patients. The nursing students are chosen as recipients of the scholarship with the goal to find young driven people with ideas, not impacted by convention, but creative and with different perspectives.
Queens Silvia Nursing Award is collaboration between 11 partners, most of who represented different areas of healthcare. The group of founding partners included six organizations. Five other partners were Elekta, Nordnet, Stiftelsen Silviahemmet, Svensk Sjuksköterskeförening and Uppsala Cancer Clinic. In addition, three companies (Innopinion, Valkee and Siperia Systems) provided technological solutions for the project.