Society is facing huge challenges when it comes to developing cost-effective care that benefits from technological advances while successfully providing care to more people who need it. For more than 35 years, Attendo has been an industry leader in adding new capacity that meets local needs and leading the development of new approaches and methods that enhance overall care.

Leaders in new establishment

Private providers have accounted for more than half of all new production of
nursing homes in Sweden and Finland in recent years. Attendo alone has
provided more than one out of five new nursing home beds since 2008.
Establishment of a new care home leads to several positive impacts on
society in addition to the care delivered.

A home with about 60 apartments creates more than 50 jobs once up and
running as well as more than 30 annual jobs during the building phase.

When Attendo continuously builds new facilities, the company also supports local authorities with expertise in nursing home establishment, from the
identification of suitable land, the building client and investors to staff recruitment and moving in of residents.

In 2022, Attendo opened 274 new care beds and began
construction of 166 new beds in own units.

Experts on care challenges

Attendo helps local authorities and regions to solve complex health and social care challenges. The services we provide include care for individuals with multiple diagnoses and individuals with multiple disabilities or complex diagnoses, such as Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. In the area of individual and family care, we are helping local authorities create qualified care and good lives for young people with a range of needs, by recruiting and certifying family care homes, for example.

Attendo has strong expertise in several aspects of care for people with disabilities. We have, for example, established several care homes in Sweden that specialise in Prader-Willi Syndrome, whose main effect is uncontrollable appetite. We offer meaningful activities for people with mental health impairments and work actively to match individuals enrolled in daily activities programmes with work opportunities.

A new group home designed for people who use sign language opened
in Eskilstuna in 2022. Attendo has also acquired Kauniala Hospital in Finland,
which specialises in rehabilitation.

Innovations for better care

Attendo is working determinedly to use  new technologies to improve the care
experience for our customers and free up more time for customer-facing care services. For several years, we have led the effort to develop methods that lead to better care at less cost to the public.

A new system for digital medication signatures was implemented in the Scandinavian organisations in 2022. The system, Appva, is based on a secure platform and also facilitates handovers of healthcare services between doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and care workers with delegated healthcare responsibility.

Next step: Data-driven care solutions

Digitalisation is also providing new opportunities in care to use processing
of large datasets to analyse the effects of care services. In 2022, Attendo appointed Attendo Finland’s Business Development Director Minna Nissinen to lead a cross-functional programme to evaluate how data and information can be used to enable better care solutions. The programme will, among other things, investigate whether existing and new data can be used in decision support, analysis tools or automated systems with the aim of predicting changes in the health and well-being of individual customers.