Challenge: Safe and Independent Living
Zorggroep Elde Maasduinen (ZGEM) provides care and support for elderly people in the central and north-east areas of the North Brabant region in the Netherlands. The organization manages the Park Vossenberg living complex, which is based on the outskirts of Kaatsheuvel and encompasses 89 apartments. The complex includes a renovated chapel to serve as a hub and meeting place, as well as a restaurant and a library. “We want our residents to be able to live independently for as long as possible in a pleasant and safe environment. This prompted us to search for intelligent building automation to support both residents and staff,” says Monique Kolmans, Manager for Housing, Welfare and Care. Around 30 of the residents have come from care homes where independent living is not possible, and they have now been able to regain more freedom and control over their own lives. Another key reason for installing intelligent home automation is to take some of the pressure off the busy nursing staff.