The Nursing Home, Solgården, Thisted

 
The Danish Government makes the implementation of “From-2-to-1-Caregiver” mandatory for all municipalities. Borringia supplies the care chairs needed.
 
Aging of the population is catching up with the European elderly care. The demographic development will result in a shortage of caregivers and more elderly people in need of assistance. Therefore, the Danish Government has made the implementation of “From-2-to-1-Caregiver” mandatory for all Danish municipalities by the end of 2017.
 
Many elderly citizens need assistance to get into and out of bed, for toileting, showering, personal hygiene, getting dressed etc. With old-fashioned aid products these tasks occupy much of caregivers’ time and a lot of the time is spent on "mechanics" instead of “care”. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the traditional products require 2 caregivers to operate.
 
An intervention study conducted with support from the Danish Welfare Technology Fund has shown that by combining electrical integrated care chairs from Borringia and ceiling lifts with thorough staff training, you can go from 2 to 1 caregivers in three out of four cases. Interestingly, the staff express that they experience less stress, an improved working environment combined with more time for the individual citizen. And, the citizens are experiencing more private and dignified care situations.
 
As an added bonus, it has been shown that the new tools not only improve citizen service and working environment. Actually massive savings are also obtained, because cumbersome and time consuming work routines, which neither benefitted the citizen or the caregiver, are eliminated.
 
Borringia’s experience from the original intervention study has led to many Danish cities choosing Borringia as their supplier of care chairs as well as staff training. We are presently working with 14 Danish cities in various stages of implementation. To mention but a few:
 
In the city of Aalborg 47 nursing homes with 1.700 residents have implemented “From-2-to-1-Caregiver”. Approximately 1.800 caregivers were trained by Borringia Care Partner over a period of 12 months. The “2-to-1” approach is now being implemented in the homecare of Aalborg. 
 
In the city of Gentofte implementation of “From-2-to-1-Caregiver” is presently being implemented in elderly care both at nursing homes and in the private households. Borringia Care Partner is responsible for the training of approximately 700 employees.
 
The city of Thisted starts up implementation of “From-2-to-1-Caregiver” in April 2015. Full implementation both in private homes and nursing homes will be terminated by the end of November 2015. Borringia is proud to have been chosen as supplier for the project.
 
 
The Danish approach is beginning to “make waves” around Europe, where most countries face a similar demographic challenge. “We have been contacted by a number of European cities and private nursing home operators, who are interested in applying the “From-2-to-1-Caregiver” approach,” says Managing Director Henrik Kofoed, “and we look forward to providing our distribution partners with all the know-how and experience gathered in Denmark”.     
 
 
For further information please feel free to contact:
Man. Director Henrik Kofoed, Borringia A/S, e-mail: h.kofoed@borringia.com
 
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