Cureus and Curavie lay the foundation stone for senior residence in Meinerzhagen with 86 care and living units

  • Review of the laying of the foundation stone on 13 July 2023
  • 80 care places and 6 apartments for employees designed to highest modern standards
  • In-house restaurant, fireside lounge with library, laundry, hair salon, care bath and therapy room
  • Completion to sustainable KfW 40EE standard scheduled for end of summer 2024
  • Cureus specialises in creating care homes with a clear focus on operators and residents
  • Curavie Seniorenresidenzen in place as future operator
  • New residence will create approx. 60 new and secure jobs
  • Those interested in one of the care places can register from the beginning of 2024

Hamburg/Winsen (Aller)/Meinerzhagen, 14 July 2023. Cureus, an integrated property company that specialises in developing and actively managing its own care home portfolio, yesterday laid the foundation stone for the Meinerzhagen senior residence together with Curavie, a cluster of Pflegemotive. The ceremony took place in the presence of Volkmar Rüsche, 1. Deputy Mayor of Meinerzhagen, and with over 20 other guests from the local politics, the administration and from the side of the operator and the builder. In addition to the actual ceremony with the festive sinking of the time capsule, the participants were also presented with in-depth information about the new senior residence being built and first insights into the construction site. The physical well-being was well catered for. Construction is taking place in Im Brannten 1 in 58540 Meinerzhagen (North Rhine-Westphalia). Cureus is serving as general contractor on this project.

"At the beginning of the year, we demolished the old buildings on the site of the former school hostel Haus Lyck and cleared the area. This was followed in spring by the necessary earthworks and measures to prepare for construction, so that today we are delighted to be able to ceremoniously lay the foundation stone and to quickly start building construction after the completion of the base plate," explains Kevin Lleshi, the responsible project manager at Cureus. "We wish all those involved in the construction good luck and plan to hand over the building to our long-standing, professional operating partner Curavie at the end of summer 2024 after a construction period of around one and a half years. The Seniorenresidenz Meinerzhagen will have 80 inpatient care places in single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The house is planned with high architectural standards to blend harmoniously into the surrounding buildings and landscape."

"We see an increasing demand for care places in Meinerzhagen and the surrounding area in the future and are very pleased about this newly emerging location," reports Günter Schmitt, responsible for the care quality management at Curavie Seniorenresidenzen. "Due to our extensive experience in operating senior residences, we can already promise our future residents high-quality care and the future nursing staff modern workplaces and an appreciative working atmosphere. The senior residence will offer full inpatient care places (from care level 2) and also interspersed short-term care places. Persons suffering from dementia will not be excluded. The meals are freshly prepared in the in-house kitchen. The menu is based primarily on typical regional dishes. The residents' clothing, as well as the bed linen and the staff's work clothes, are prepared in the in-house laundry. We attach great importance to individual social and therapeutic care in our facilities. They are also designed as an open house: in Meinerzhagen, for example, a lunch table is offered for the senior citizens in the neighbourhood and various events in the house are open to the public," Schmitt continues.

Around 60 modern and secure jobs will be created at Curavie Seniorenresidenz Meinerzhagen.

Modern senior residence with restaurant, fireside lounge, laundry, hair salon, therapy room, and nursing bath

The approximately 10,000-square-metre site in Meinerzhagen will soon be home to a U-shaped building with a gross floor area of around 5,400 square metres. In addition to a ground floor and two full floors, the fully barrier-free complex will also include a recessed top floor. The property is also being designed and built in accordance with the highly energy-efficient and sustainable KfW 40EE standard. Heating will be provided by an environmentally friendly combined heat and power plant (CHP), which will also generate electricity for the senior residence. The flat roofs will be greened and gravelled in order to have a positive impact on the microclimate. The modern rectilinear facade will ensure that the residence is an architectural eye-catcher, whose colour scheme blends harmoniously with the surrounding buildings.

On the ground floor of the Curavie Seniorenresidenz Meinerzhagen, there will be a hotel-like lobby with reception and a restaurant with sun terrace, a fireside lounge with library and a hair salon. Furthermore, the property will also have an in-house residents’ laundry, a care bath and therapy rooms. The ground floor will also accommodate six residential units, each with a bed/living room, cooking facilities and private bathrooms. These rooms will serve as staff apartments.

The senior residence will be divided into five living groups on the upper floors, two on each of the full floors and one on the recessed top floor. The living group concept is designed to ensure a homely-family atmosphere for residents. Therefore, each living group also has an attractively designed common room with a kitchen and dining area, plus either a terrace or balcony, all of which will help to strengthen social contacts between residents.

Each of the 80 single rooms is being designed and built to the highest modern standards and will be equipped with a private bathroom and telephone, internet and TV connection. All of the rooms will be wheelchair accessible. Residents will also be able to bring their own furniture and accessories if they wish. Some of the rooms on the recessed floor will be tandem rooms, suitable for couples and connected by a shared door. The spacious, park-like outdoor facilities will also be available to all residents for exercise, relaxation and to spend time together.

Optimal location and high-quality, modern construction standards

The new Curavie senior residence is situated in the southern part of the town of Meinerzhagen. In addition to enjoying direct access to the surrounding countryside, residents can also reach the town centre, home to supermarkets, doctors’ practices, social amenities and the local church, are all moments away by bus. The new residence is optimally connected with all of the towns and communities in the surrounding area. In order to ensure optimal accessibility for visitors and care givers, bicycle parking spaces and 25 car parking spaces will be created on the complex’s grounds.

The Curavie Seniorenresidenz Meinerzhagen will be designed and build in accordance with the Cureus standard for system care homes. This is based on uniform, high quality standards and is oriented, among other things, to the requirements of care home operators, with an added focus on the residents and care staff. In this way, all structural processes and properties are optimised, from the inside to the outside: This includes, for example, the size and arrangement of rooms to optimise space and walkways. Cureus care homes are also designed and equipped for maximum utility: corridors always receive as much daylight as possible; every room has floor-to-ceiling windows, and the modern bathrooms and window fronts always follow the same standardised system approach. Each property’s architecture and facade incorporate individual touches and are constructed to the highest quality standards, integrating seamlessly into their surroundings. The Cureus system approach also prioritises sustainability, both in terms of a care home’s long-term economic viability and its impact on the environment. For example, all Cureus care homes target the KfW Efficiency House 40 standard, while the bulk procurement of floor coverings and elevator systems, for example, achieves cost synergies, and long-term maintenance contracts covering several properties also reduce costs for care home operators. The constant review and optimisation of the Cureus system care home standard guarantees the construction of care homes that truly meet demand.

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