Good opportunities for semi permanent Zorghuis fortress

Also in shrinkage areas there is a growing need for psychogeriatric care. In places where a regular real estate business case is no longer conclusive, sustainable semi housing offers an attractive alternative, says Erwin delight, Director Dutch Healthcare Investments at Bouwinvest in a blog on SKIPR, a Platform for decision makers in care. 

Ageing is everywhere. Also at the borders of our country, the regions where young people are displaced and the elderly are lagging behind, the next ten to twenty years will continue to need high-quality psychogeriatric care supply. For healthcare institutions It is difficult to realize a new building in ' classic ' way. Such a building must last fifty years or more, while in fifteen or twenty years the population may have shrunk so that the remaining care demand will be too small to keep a full-fledged nursing home.

On the other hand, it is important for senior citizens that, if the vulnerability increases and intensive care is inevitable, they can become old in their own city or region. There they have their social structure.

New Roads

It would testify to socially responsible entrepreneurship as pension funds in this particular care demand offer the helping hand. However, the construction of this semi PG-housing will only succeed if new ways are explored. They should no longer be confined to the well-known solutions in the well-known investment areas, but so cooperatively give innovative solutions a serious opportunity.

An internal study last year has taught us that for example Finch Buildings and De Groot Vroomshoop offer high-quality semi products. Using sophisticated building systems, they can realize attractive, safe and natural gas care buildings with the quality of permanent housing. Such complexes can easily breathe with the current care demand. Moreover, these complexes are above average sustainable. They are made of wood; The only building material that is simply available in nature. After their first use period, the building parts do not go to demolition either. What is common for tablets and smartphones also applies to buildings. Renewed awaits them a whole new life. That process of reuse can be repeated several times.

Acceptable return

Besides corporate social responsibility, a real estate vermogensbeheerder of course has the demand for profit. After all, beneficiaries also want to have their pension indexed. In the case of temporary housing, we expect an acceptable return for a period of between ten and twenty years. After all, the usual housing allowance is available for inpatient care for the elderly. However, certain conditions must be met. For example, it is necessary for the investor to ' rent ' the land on the basis of a leasehold construction. After the end of the period of use, the soil will be returned to the owner. And the builder takes back the buildings after use and pays a residual value for it.

Exploratory talks with care organisations confirm our image that there is demand. And first estimates indicate a viable business case. The Care Property Fund of Bouwinvest is therefore prepared to make this year in a shrinking region a semi permanent complex for hospital elderly care possible.

In my opinion, the market for high-quality temporary zorghuis fortification does not have to be limited to shrinking areas. Healthcare institutions in urban areas have had to substantially reduce their capacity in recent years. New calculations show that the demand for psychogeriatric care will increase rapidly in the short term due to an ageing population. Semi housing can also contribute to the creation of good care for the elderly.

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