She’s achieved that by letting students live there too.
In return, they agree to spend at least 30 hours a month socialising with the older residents.
Those two shortages prompted Humanitas to come up with this cheap way of providing better care, and company, for their residents.
“I think that the students influence the whole tone of the conversation here,” CEO Gea Sijpkes explains on the thinking behind her idea.
“Students struggle to find housing in the Netherlands, especially in big cities,” Jurrien tells Dateline's Aaron Lewis.
“I pay nothing to live here.” Gea Sijpkes wants to provide more than just healthcare in her aged care home in Holland, she wants the residents to find excitement and a smile every day.
Rather than a generation gap, these old and young people have become very close by living side-by-side.