Around 100 residents in the Curata senior citizens’ residence “Am Kurpark” in Bad Soden-Salmünster are losing their homes. The reasons: lack of nursing staff and increased energy costs. The company must declare insolvency.
According to the announcement, the operator Curata will close the nursing home at the end of March. This is a severe blow for the residents and the Hessen community. “The situation can only be described as catastrophic. We assume that there are enough nursing places available in other facilities, but it is to be expected that they will not be in the immediate vicinity,” says Mayor Dominik Brasch to “Bild”.
Particularly bitter: Brasch only found out about the decision to close the important old people’s home at very short notice. He only got the message last week, the 36-year-old continues. “A seamless continuation of the care operation with a new operator on April 1st would be desirable, but is difficult to implement due to the short-term nature.”
“All residents are offered another care place in a house belonging to the Curata Group,” says Curata spokesman Jürgen Herres to “Bild”. The company also wants to help the seniors move, so the promise. The employees should be made other job offers, it is said.
The senior citizens of the residence are now facing a particularly strenuous phase. The disappointment runs deep. “I had made my room so pretty and renovated the bathroom at my own expense. This is so annoying. I thought I could live here until I die,” says resident Ilse Kilian to “Bild”.
The 86-year-old was lucky in misfortune, she continues. The reason: she found an alternative place in Wiesbaden, where she could still take up a retirement home despite the precarious situation. “I organized the place myself. I’m lucky that I can still do that and that I have enough money. But other roommates here don’t feel the same way.”
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