It is said that the best sign of a good society is how well it takes care of those who are most in need of health and social care.
The Nordic countries have a long and proud tradition of meeting the most basic needs of all of their citizens’ by providing each individual with equal access to health and social care services. For a very long time these services were solely provided by public monopolies.
Over time, it has become more and more difficult for the public monopolies to maintain top quality welfare services while simultaneously meeting the needs of both the younger and older generations’ demands that each individual’s unique needs, wants and preferences for tailored welfare services matches their own likings and tastes.
At the end of the 1980s, Attendo paved the way for those who wanted to try a different idea, when we, as a private company, offered to take over home care in Stocksund, outside of Stockholm.
Our promise then, still stands today: “We believe we can do it better. Give us the chance to show you that we can be an alternative to public providers, that there is more than one way to do things. We believe that there are as many ways to take care of people, as there are people. Each individual is unique and should be treated that way. If people like what we do, if we can offer them good accessibility, quality, safety and service under conditions they determine, then they will choose us. If we are wrong, well then, there is no reason for us to exist."
Today, more than 30 years later, Attendo is one of the Nordic countries’ oldest and leading care companies. Each day our 20,000 employees offer high quality care for older people and care for people with disabilities and individuals and families, as well as healthcare, medical and dental care at more than 500 different facilities throughout Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
At the same time, the quality of care and health care services in the Nordic countries is better than ever. Not just within Attendo, but also in the public sectors we challenged. More and more people are being empowered with the ability to affect their own health and social care. Currently, hundreds of people throughout the Nordic countries choose Attendo every day, and public suppliers turn to us to help them help their citizens - to get the care they need, in the way they want it!
Attendo - Care your way!