With increased life expectancy, the elderly population is growing. We oversee the well being of seniors in specialized facilities or in their homes, providing customized services and attentive care every day.
Quality of life in action
At Sodexo, we consider Quality of Life to be a key and yet largely unexplored factor in individual and collective performance. Discover our articles, case studies, expert interviews and testimonials to get the latest news and trends on this topic.
It's been said that old age is a kind of second childhood. In Japan, many people adopt this philosophy. On their 60th birthday, they celebrate an Asian rite called “Kanreki.” They dress in red, the color of a Japanese toddler's clothes, and celebrate achievements. In addition, past troubles are forgotten as the celebrated individual enters a new stage of life with all the joy and possibilities of a newborn.
The holidays have quickly come and gone, and as is customary during this time of gratitude, many of us have made an effort to offer a kind gesture to the less fortunate and more lonely individuals among us - especially older people - for whom this can be a difficult time of the year.
Managing social interaction and loneliness in healthcare and older adults’ care settings is the focus of much contemporary research and public policy. Social interaction and loneliness impact the Quality of Life of patients, older adults, families, carers and workers, including their ability to progress and the performance of organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
How and Why the Five Senses Matter for Quality of Life
Sodexo and our Institute for Quality of Life partnered with the University of Ottawa’s Life Research Institute to deepen our understanding of seniors’ sensory impairments.
Healthy diets and relationships patients have with their loved ones, play a prominent role in improving the well-being of Alzheimer’s patients and can perhaps even slow down the evolution of the illness.
Key figures Health Care & Seniors
• 5,007 million euro in revenues
• 24% of Group revenues (Seniors 5%)
• 80,360 employees
Source: Sodexo Group, FY 2017