A new form of living as an alternative to the nursing home.
Most people wish to grow old in their home. Understandable, you just have to ask yourself. But if you cross the threshold from the third to the fourth phase of life, you will experience how a need for support and care emerges from the initial niggles. Life in your own four walls is becoming increasingly difficult and at some point maybe even impossible. The move to the nursing home is imminent - currently the only form of living for people in need of care.
However, it is only possible to a limited extent here to shape one's life individually according to one's own needs and possibilities. At the same time, we are looking to a future in which an increasing care bottleneck is emerging: the baby boomer generation is slowly slipping into retirement age; Life expectancy is increasing - and so is the pressure on specialist staff. What is needed now are new concepts: innovative, sustainable and affordable models for a new life and living in old age. With plenty of space for privacy. With a feeling of "home". With room for maneuver and performance-related billing. In short: New forms of living are also required that are affordable and allow residents to live easily and happily despite the need for care.
This is only possible if we create and offer new forms of life.
With the Care Strengthening Act I-III, the legislature created the basis for such new structures. And we use them: with a healthy paradigm shift and, specifically, with our model project “Viertel4”.
„The Viertel4 stands for a completely new, needs-oriented form of living as an alternative to the nursing home."
The difference: Here seniors live with all their personal comfort as individually and independently as they want in their own four walls - with a few exceptions up to the very last. There is plenty of room here for idiosyncrasies, wishes and needs, for friends and family. As natural and commonplace as it always has been. And yet with some advantages: When our residents need support, they are there. As required, absolutely caring, reliable, forward-looking and at short notice. This also requires a new way of thinking. The service and nursing staff not only look at the deficits of the residents, but also what the individual can and want: One could still cook himself, but allow himself the pleasure of sitting at the table. While the other is dependent on it. And yet another person might like to cook for himself and invite guests to eat. However, our goal is always to support our residents in staying independent and fit for as long as possible. This way we avoid premature aging and dependency. Because we are convinced: health promotion and prevention make sense until the end of life.
„"Together we are working for our society to develop a culture in
which elderly people in need of care participate actively in life for as long as possible."
It may sound like all of this is too good to be true. But there are reasons why this model works: As the operator of the residential model, we offer our residents a complete package of services and care from various providers. The residents then decide for themselves which service they want to use from which provider. This wish and choice regulates the quality of the services and thus also the safety of the residents. Not least because the various providers exchange ideas with colleagues and jointly guarantee “all-round care”.