Penta Hospitals Group has started a gradual process of certification of its SENIOR HOME and ALZHEIMER HOME facilities. SENIOR HOME České Budějovice became the first one to receive the quality certificate of the Association of Social Service Providers of the Czech Republic. In the coming year, other facilities of the group should gradually undergo the certification process. "The certification is part of the unification of standards in the social facilities of our group," says Barbora Vaculíková, CEO of Penta Hospitals. The company, which is a major operator of healthcare facilities, also became the largest social services provider in the Czech Republic this year after taking full control of ALZHEIMER HOME and subsequently investing in nearly two dozen other specialized social facilities in the Czech Republic. "We want our clients and their families to be assured that they will receive services of high quality and safety standards in any of the Penta Hospitals Group facilities. Just as we are gradually certifying our medical facilities through an independent authority, we will follow the same path with social facilities," explains Barbora Vaculíková the reasons for the certification. "In parallel, however, we want to focus on further raising these standards. This year, for example, we have already started equipping the outpatient clinics in ALZHEIMER HOME facilities with modern diagnostic technology, and we expect to continue investing in the equipment of the homes and training their staff in 2023." The Quality Mark in Social Services certification has been awarded since 2011 by the Association of Social Service Providers of the Czech Republic on the basis of an external survey. As Ladislav Kažimír, director of the ALZHEIMER HOME division, which includes the České Budějovice facility, confirms, this is a comprehensive evaluation. "All important aspects of the stay in the facility are monitored from the point of view of the social service user.
It is not only about the care and other services provided, such as meals, but the criteria evaluated also include the individual approach to clients. I am all the more pleased that, thanks to the excellent
the work of the entire team of employees, SENIOR HOME České Budějovice received the second highest rating and with it a four-star certificate for the next four years," says the director of the Alzheimer Home division.
SENIOR HOME České Budějovice is the first successfully certified social facility after the takeover by the Penta Hospitals group. The home is located near the Vrbenské Ponds and, in addition to senior apartments, it also offers its clients the possibility of using nursing services and home care. In addition, it also organises a number of cultural events for the elderly, ranging from performances by theatre groups, to lectures or talks, to musical afternoons. Its activities also include sports exercises, yoga lessons, memory training and a long-standing cooperation with the local Kulíšek Children's Group. In addition to SENIOR HOME Czech Penta Hospitals CZ, s.r.o.
Budějovice also has a valid certification is the South Bohemian ALZHEIMER HOME Písek Prácheň, which became part of the group this year. Other facilities from the Penta Hospitals group should gradually start to be added to the list of certified homes in 2023.