Cureus hands over Magdeburg senior residence with c. 150 care places to MEDIKO

  • 149 modern care places for high-quality permanent, short-term and respite care
  • Completion according to KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard
  • Cureus – the specialist for system care homes – is integrating the new property into its care home portfolio
  • New residence will be operated by MEDIKO – care specialist of the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group
  • About 100 new and secure jobs have been created for Magdeburg – applications are now being accepted
  • Care places still available
  • Opening mid-May 2022

Hamburg/Hannover/Magdeburg, 11 May 2022. Cureus, an integrated property company specialising in care homes, which builds new properties for its own portfolio, has announced the completion of the new MEDIKO senior residence Magdeburg at Bruno-Taut-Ring 150 in 39130 Magdeburg. The new facility has now been handed over to its operator, MEDIKO, a SCHÖNES LEBEN Group’s special care subsidiary. MBN GmbH served as general contractor for the entire project.

"It was partnership in action from the signing of the contract in April 2020 to the completion in May 2022. A big thank you to everyone involved in the construction," says Uwe Frey, the responsible branch manager at MBN GmbH.

“The new senior residence has been designed and built according to our state-of-the-art system care home approach and has been completed entirely on schedule to high architectural standards”, explains Henning Koch, Project Manager at Cureus. “Spacious, modern care rooms with generous glazing and a bright, welcoming facade make this facility a residence to feel truly at home in. With the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group and its subsidiary MEDIKO, we have experienced operators who offer the highest quality personalised nursing care. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the construction for ensuring everything ran smoothly and wish the residents and the MEDIKO team all the best in their new senior residence”.

“We are delighted by the successful completion of our first senior residence in Saxony-Anhalt and would like to express our sincere thanks for the outstanding commitment of the team on site and the valuable support of employees in all departments back at MEDIKO headquarters”, says an enthusiastic Nicole Schütze, Regional Manager East of MEDIKO Care and Health Centres. “From mid-May, our first residents will be moving into the new, homely residence. With our tried and trusted ‘open house’ concept, we will be promoting societal contacts between residents and members of the local community. At the same time, we offer an attractive programme of events and leisure activities to make our residents feel completely at home. We also focus on our staff, as they are the key to our high-quality care services. Our team is ready for opening day, and we are still looking for reinforcements to further increase occupancy”.

There are still a few vacancies for skilled nursing staff and assistants, as well as in the care and service areas. “Despite the tight labour market and local competition, we are very optimistic that we will succeed in attracting employees from Magdeburg and the surrounding area”, Nicole Schütze is convinced. “MEDIKO is an attractive and dependable employer and operates in a secure and growing industry. In addition to permanent employment contracts, attractive remuneration and numerous training and further education opportunities, we offer our employees a range of additional benefits, such as discounted shopping via our employee portal, a subsidy for the company pension scheme, childcare costs and a travel allowance. We are also offering our first ever company bike leasing scheme. All in all, we are creating very attractive working conditions in Magdeburg. The modern new building offers an attractive working environment, and state-of-the-art tools and equipment make it easier to provide high-quality care than ever before”, adds Nicole Schütze. Potential applicants can apply by email at  info@magdeburg-seniorenresidenz.de.

Living and working in the MEDIKO senior residence Magdeburg

A number of care places are still available for permanent and short-term inpatient care. Interested parties can find out more and contact the senior residence via the website www.magdeburg-seniorenresidenz.de.
Prospective residents and staff can all apply directly to the senior residence in Magdeburg. In preparation for the opening day, more than 30 members of staff have already taken up their work. In total, the residence will create about 100 jobs. Applications can be sent to info@magdeburg-seniorenresidenz.de.

Modern care home with a comprehensive range of services

The U-shaped building of the MEDIKO senior residence Magdeburg is designed and built in accordance with the stringent KfW-40 energy-efficiency standard and comprises four full storeys. The grounds extend over 6,450 square metres and the residence accommodates a gross floor area of around 7,750 square metres.

The ground floor is home to a spacious, hotel-style lobby with reception, along with a hair and pedicure salon, a fireplace lounge, therapy rooms and a restaurant with a terrace and its own fresh kitchen. The restaurant is open to residents, visitors and members of the public, thereby promoting links with the local neighbourhood and surrounding residential area.

The 149 single rooms are grouped into six living groups on the upper floors, each with its own living and lounge area and modern nursing bathroom. All of the rooms are bright and friendly single rooms with en-suite bathrooms and are completely barrier-free. 30 rooms are specially designed to meet the needs of wheelchair users. Many of the rooms can be furnished by the residents to create a private, homely atmosphere and add to the cosy comforts.

Outstanding location and attractive surroundings

The new senior residence is set in a residential neighbourhood of detached and multi-family homes in the Neu Olvenstedt district and is well connected by public transport to the city centre via the nearby tram stop and one of Magdeburg’s main traffic axes. Local shopping, cultural and social amenities, as well as doctors and medical services, are readily available in the vicinity. There are 20 parking spaces for cars and ten for bicycles on the grounds of the residence, ensuring good accessibility for visitors and staff.

High-quality construction to proprietary Cureus standard

The new MEDIKO senior residence Magdeburg is designed and was built in accordance with the Cureus standard for system care homes. This places great importance on uniform, high quality standards and is oriented, among other things, towards the requirements of the operators, focusing on the residents and care staff. In this way, the structural processes and all properties are optimised from the inside to the outside: This concerns, for example, the size and arrangement of rooms to optimize space and walkways. Cureus care homes are also designed and equipped for maximum utility: interior corridors benefit from as much daylight as possible, every room has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide attractive views of the surrounding area, and the modern bathrooms and window fronts always follow the same standardised system approach. Each complex’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. All Cureus care homes are, for example, constructed in accordance with the ‘Effizienhaus-40-Standard’ (former KfW 40 energy-efficiency standard), while the bulk procurement of floor coverings or elevator systems, for example, ensures 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.

Giving care the space it needs

Many people are aware of the shortage of nursing staff and are actively implementing appropriate measures to solve the shortage, but there is little awareness of the undersupply of nursing homes. According to a recent study by bulwiengesa (find here), up to 600,000 new care places need to be built across Germany by 2040, but construction is lagging behind. Cureus is constantly on the lookout for new plots of land to implement its proprietary system approach and accelerate the construction of modern care facilities. Property offers can be sent to ankauf@cureus.de at any time.

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Visualisation MEDIKO senior residence Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, a project of Cureus

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