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Congress Construction and operation of senior citizen and care facilities

Review of the event in Munich

Community catering covers a broad spectrum, from company catering to catering companies, catering at trade fairs, in amusement parks, hospitals, schools and kindergartens as well as in senior citizens’ and nursing homes. In all areas, the future speaks of networking and interfaces in order to meet future personal, demographic and legal characteristics. In order to keep up to date with the latest topics of our customers, it is a matter of course for us to visit such events.

This time we were at the congress “Construction and Operation of Senior Citizens’ and Nursing Facilities” in Munich, organized by the Management Forum Starnberg. From December 10th to 11th, at the H4 Hotel München Messe, experiences from past projects as well as current trends in conception, new construction, conversion, renovation and operation were discussed and exchanged.

The topic of digitalization in nursing homes was taken up by Michael Heinlein, managing director of Digital Care GmbH. “A digital nursing home can work much more economically than a conventional structured nursing home”. This is the core statement of Heinlein. A networking of all process and subject areas such as tele-medicine, personnel planning, technical aids to support residents and nursing staff as well as process optimization in the provision of meals, doctor’s appointments, management of aids, etc., is essential. In this direction there are individual attempts in small approaches. Michael Heinlein hopes for innovative comrades-in-arms in order to achieve as quick as possible the implementation of a digital nursing home.

Ralf Krause, home manager of the Haus am Sandberg in Duisburg, reported on the requirements of individual care for residents of different nationalities, religions and ethnicity. Prayer rooms, events and meals are only a few facets that are taken into account. It is clear that everyone is individual and only together with commitment, constant exchange and a little courage to try out new things can one create a beautiful home in the old age.

A cosy “Get Together” on the first evening allowed all attendees to get to know each other and exchange information.