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Buurtzorg: A Neighborhood Model of Care

Interviews with Jos de Blok, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, and Gertje van Roessel, Nurse Coach and International Coordinator, Buurtzorg

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Buurtzorg Nederland is a not for profit homecare provider with a reputation for delivering high quality and affordable elder care services. Buurtzorg means “neighborhood care” in Dutch. Buurtzorg is centered on neighborhood resources, including family members and neighbors. This is a summary of an interview with Jos de Blok and the transcript of an interview with Gertje van Roessel. The interviews highlight the Buurtzorg philosophy and working methods in homecare management. Buurtzorg methods are being replicated worldwide.

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