GEKKO is one of the five projects in healthcare, which received a research grant by the Flemish Government for the period 2014 and 2015. It is a collaboration among the Senior Home Woonzorgcentrum Ter Caele , Xetal nv and the Expertise Centre for Psychological Wellbeing of Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerpen.
The Gekko project is a core element of a longer term social project aiming at implementing a reference ‘A fixation free residential care center ” for Belgium. One that quickly meets a crisis or problem situation. Originally it was planned that the team only problems of fixation would address, but in the meantime it is extended to other difficult situations, such as a conflict with family or a case of food refusal.