Cureus hands over first phase of senior residence in Greifswald to MEDIKO

  • 110 care places for permanent, short-term and respite care
  • two further buildings  under construction with 52 assisted living units and 20 outpatient day care places
  • All buildings to sustainable KfW 40 standard
  • Cureus – the specialist for system care homes – is integrating the new property into its care home portfolio
  • The new residence will be operated by MEDIKO – care specialist of the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group
  • Approx. 95 new and secure jobs for Greifswald – recruitment is still underway
  • Care places and apartments are still available
  • Opening in April 2022

Hamburg/Hanover/Greifswald, 6 April 2022. Cureus, an experienced integrated portfolio holder for inpatient care homes in Germany, which builds new properties for its own portfolio, has announced the completion of the first construction phase of the new MEDIKO senior residence in Greifswald (Wachholderweg 3, 4, 5/Am Elisenpark, 17491 Greifswald) and handed the property over to the operator MEDIKO, which is part of the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group. The general contractor for the entire project is SCHNEIDER SYSTEMBAU GmbH, Radeburg.

“The new senior residence has been built entirely on schedule according to our state-of-the-art system care home standard and special architectural standards”, says Yvonne von Polier, project manager at Cureus. “Modern and spacious care rooms with generous glazing and a bright, friendly facade make this a complex to truly feel at home in. By choosing the SCHÖNES LEBEN Group and its subsidiary MEDIKO, we have an experienced operator who provides best-in-class personalised care and nursing services. We would like to thank everyone involved in the construction for making the project a success and wish the residents and the MEDIKO team all the best in their new senior residence!”

“We are delighted by the successful completion of the senior residence and would like to express our sincere thanks for the great commitment of the team on site and the valuable support of the employees of all departments at MEDIKO headquarters”, emphasises Nicole Schütze, Regional Manager East of the MEDIKO Care and Health Centres. “From 19 April 2022, the first residents will enjoy a warm welcome to their new senior residence. With our proven ‘open house’ concept, we promote the social interaction between the residents and the local community. At the same time, we offer an attractive programme of events and leisure activities to ensure that our residents feel completely at home. We also focus on our staff, as they are the foundation of our high-quality care services. Important positions have already been filled, although we are still looking for more support for the residential and nursing care facilities that will be completed in the second half of the year”.

“We are primarily looking for nursing specialists and assistants, and to fill vacancies in the care and service areas as we continue to expand. Despite the tight labour market and competition within the industry, we are very optimistic that we will succeed in attracting employees from Greifswald and the surrounding area”, Nicole Schütze is convinced. “MEDIKO is an attractive and reliable employer and operates in a secure and rapidly growing industry. In addition to permanent employment contracts, attractive remuneration and a wide range of training and further education opportunities, we also provide our employees with an attractive package of additional benefits, such as discounted shopping via our employee portal, a subsidised company pension scheme, childcare costs and a travel allowance. In addition, we create optimal working conditions in Greifswald. With this modern new residence, we have created an attractive working environment where our employees will feel at ease, and provide state-of-the-art tools and equipment to make their work easier”, Nicole Schütze continues. If you’re interested, please apply by email to info@greifswald-seniorenresidenz.de.

Living and working in the MEDIKO senior residence Greifswald

The last vacant care places for full inpatient permanent and short-term care are still available and applications are already being accepted for care and assisted living units in the second construction phase. Prospective residents can find out more on the senior residence’s dedicated website: www.greifswald-seniorenresidenz.de.

Interested residents and employees are invited to contact the senior residence in Greifswald directly. In time for the residence’s inauguration, more than 25 employees have already taken up their work. After completion of the second construction phase, there will be a total of approximately 95 employees working here. Applications are possible at info@greifswald-seniorenresidenz.de.

Modern care centre with a comprehensive range of services

The senior residence has four full floors and a partial basement. In addition to communal and technical services rooms, the ground floor also contains nursing rooms, a hair salon, therapy rooms and a restaurant serving fresh meals. All of these facilities will also be open to members of the local community and residents in the adjacent assisted living units, thereby promoting social ties with the neighbourhood and the surrounding residential area.

The 110 single rooms are divided into seven cosy living groups, each with its own living and lounge area. There will be one living group on the ground floor and two more on each of the upper floors. All of the rooms are bright single rooms with their own bathrooms and are completely barrier-free, including 26 rooms that have been specially designed to meet the needs of wheelchair users. Residents in some of the rooms will also have the option of installing their own furnishings and accessories to create a private, homely atmosphere and add to the residence’s homely comforts.

Second phase with 52 assisted living units and 20 outpatient day care places in two further buildings is under construction

The second construction phase, scheduled for completion in autumn 2022, consists of two buildings with a total gross floor area of around 4,300 square metres. Building 1 will be home to 20 outpatient day care places on the ground floor. On the two full floors above, there will be another 14 barrier-free and spacious assisted living units for one to two people, two of which will be fully wheelchair accessible. Building 2 will have a common room and terrace, as well as 20 wheelchair-accessible units.

Further information and details on the entire MEDIKO senior residence complex in Greifswald can be found here in our announcement of 18 June 2021.

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 (details 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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Photo: Handover first phase of MEDIKO Seniorenresidenz Greifswald, f.l. Nicole Schütze, MEDIKO Regional Manager, Yvonne von Polier, Cureus Project Manager, with apple tree, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a project of Cureus

Visualisation: Project MEDIKO Seniorenresidenz Greifswald, care home building, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a project of Cureus

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