Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen GmbH
Alloheim is Germany’s second-largest operator of nursing homes with almost 250 facilities across the country. Founded in 1973 as a small family-owned nursing home in Bad Marienberg, it was acquired by Nordic Capital in 2019, a private equity group which seeks to profit out of the healthcare industry. During the Covid-19 pandemic, several Alloheim nursing homes became hotspots of virus outbreaks. Families of residents repeatedly complained about the lack of hygiene conditions and understaffing. In one case, the Ministry of Health in the district of Kiel, in the north of Germany, intervened in the Alloheim residence in Bredstedt due to the reports of “serious quality deficiencies”. The Ministry admitted that there had been several inspections of the Alloheim Bredstedt care home and one of the major issues they found was the lack of staff.
Care homes, assisted living facilities, ambulatory services and outpatient care services
Violation data is still being gathered for Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen at this time.
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Paula Reisdorf | CorpWatch | October 24, 2022
Exacerbating this situation is the fact that hedge funds, offshore investors and private equity companies are buying up these companies: Barchester Healthcare is owned by Jersey-based investment firm Grove Ltd while Alloheim was bought up by Nordic Capital for €1.1 billion, paid for with loans worth over ten times the company’s profits, making is very susceptible to cost-cutting.
Aachener Nachrichten | August 25, 2021
Whistles blown and loud shouts: employees of the Haus Kohlscheid care home demonstrate. They want to keep facility manager Klaus Tiede.
David Gutensohn | TAZ | August 22, 2021
What is happening at Alloheim is by no means an isolated case. It shows that when health becomes a business, it is at the expense of nursing staff and patients. That is fundamentally wrong, because the working conditions and the shortage of staff will only change if the system is oriented towards people and not towards profits.
Social Democratic Party | October 30, 2020
With the advent of neoliberalism in our society, the health system has also privatized its facilities and thus become commercialized. This applies to hospitals such as Helios, Asklepios or Sanakliniken, retirement and care homes such as the Korian Group, Alloheim-SeniorenResidenzen...
Social Democratic Party Schleswig Holstein | February 22, 2018
“The Alloheim chain is a European public limited company. It is unacceptable that European stock corporations, such as Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen SE, and corporations can use the care of people and their lives in care homes to maximize profits and generate the highest possible returns..."
Leonhard Fromm | Die Pflegebibel | February 20, 2018
Poor hygiene, neglected patients, violations of the quota for skilled workers. The Alloheim chain from North Rhine-Westphalia, with its 160 care homes nationwide, has made negative headlines nationwide. Two homes have been closed and at least one other is not allowed to accept new residents.
Andreas Godawa | Frankenpost | September 5, 2013
The employees of the retirement home are upset with the actions of the group. Above all, they complain that they were informed about the closure at very short notice.
- European Public Service Union (EPSU)
- European Network of Corporate Observatories (ENCO)
- UNI Global Union
- United Services Trade Union (Ver.di)
- Trade Union for Food, Pleasure and Restaurants (NGG)
- Financial Turnaround
- Heinrich-Böll Foundation
- Forum for Democracy, Respect and Diversity (DRV)
Lübecker Nachrichten | June 27, 2022
An RTL reporter from Team Wallraff posed as an intern at the Auetalblick nursing home in Malen. She speaks of excrement-smeared patients and overwhelmed staff.
RTL | February 14, 2022
For two weeks, undercover reporter Judith researched the Alloheim care home in Dormagen and discovered serious grievances: A resident says, for example, that she was "swimming in water" because her insoles had not been changed for such a long time.
Nico Schmidt and Harald Schumann | Investigate Europe | August 24, 2021
At the same time, the financial jugglers often only employ as many nursing staff as required by law. According to Alloheim, 60 percent of the income goes to the home staff. The company explains that this is “within the usual industry limits”.
Björn Dieckmann | NOZ | April 19, 2021
The Covid-19 outbreak at the Alloheim Bramsche care home began just over a year ago. However, the investigation by the Osnabrück public prosecutor's office against the then head of the care home has not yet been completed.
Wilfried Roggendorf | NOZ | June 21, 2019
The District Court of Lingen has acquitted the managing directors of the Düsseldorf Alloheim Group, Rainer Hohmann and Thomas Kupczik, in fine proceedings. At the same time, the judge massively criticized the conditions that prevailed in the group's Lingen home in 2018.
Dieter Oberhollenzer | Allgemeine Zeitung | April 11, 2019
The home supervision imposed a freeze on admission for the Azurit senior center in Sörgenloch. The Essenheim Alloheim senior center is also heavily criticized by relatives.
Serena Bilanceri | Weser Kurier | April 25, 2018
An initial agreement has been reached between Alloheim and Bremen Housing and Care Supervision. The operator of the care facility on Marcusallee had come under criticism for alleged defects in his Bremen care home.
Thomas Nagel | Neue Presse | February 23, 2018
The NDR reported on two retirement homes in North Friesland on Thursday. Both belong to Alloheim. A nurse reported from the Alloheim in Bredstedt. The report mentions not enough food for the residents, mold on the walls and a lack of staff. One resident died because no one was there to perform a chest compression.
Rafael Binkowski | Stuttgarter Zeitung | October 28, 2016
What opportunities do the supervisory authorities have to uncover and prevent abuses in care homes such as the Alloheim facility in Ludwigsburg? The test reports are often not very enlightening.
Eckard Gehm | SHZ | April 28, 2016
The Johanniter, the Diakonisches Werk, the Evangelical City Mission, Alloheim, Helios clinics and Cura health clinics have confirmed searches of their homes to the SHZ. However, there are many more companies being investigated by authorities. "All the leading providers are among them," according to an investigator.
Another Care Scandal at the Sythen Alloheim Facility: Maximizing Profits at the Expense of Neglected Seniors
Wilhelm Neurohr | Lokal Kompass | October 31, 2022
In October, in Alloheim's private elder care facility in Sythen, home to 80 beds, another scandal due to serious care deficiencies was revealed, following similar scandals at a dozen of other Alloheim facilities nationwide.
Queer | February 22, 2022
Specifically, it is about the application of the 27-year-old trans woman from Duisburg, Sophie Pfluger, who was working as a trainee at a care home of the Düsseldorf operator Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen.
RP Online | February 15, 2022
The care home, which was the focus of attention due to a lack of care, had already been the focus of control authorities in the past year. Employees were on site several times for unannounced checks.
Nora Varga | Ruhr Nachrichten | March 6, 2021
She worked for Alloheim in the Beckinghausen care home for many years and is shocked: "I couldn't believe Alloheim's response."
Serena Bilanceri | Weser Kurier | April 27, 2018
For about a month, families of residents have been making serious allegations against the Alloheim Group's care facility on Marcusallee... Few permanent staff and overworked staff have led to abuses, families report.
Benno Seelhöfer | NRZ | February 15, 2018
In the report, two women, who each placed a relative in the care of two different Alloheim care homes, strongly criticized the conditions in the homes. One claims that while her mother was at an Alloheim care home, she suddenly had large bruises on her face and a broken arm.
Rafael Binkowski | Stuttgarter Zeitung | February 13, 2018
Alloheim's management is not on good terms with unions and works councils, as the employees of the facilities in Berlin had to find out. In Berlin, Alloheim bought the care homes of the company Poli Care. After the takeover, the employees began complaining about the excessive workload.
Rafael Binkowski | Stuttgarter Zeitung | February 13, 2018
It is not the first Alloheim Group home to be closed due to deficiencies. There were similar allegations in Simmerath (North Rhine-Westphalia) until the home supervisor prohibited operations in October 2016.
David Heßler | Wetterauer Zeitung | October 28, 2017
Since the retirement home, which opened in Assenheim in 2013, was sold by Inter Pares to the Alloheim Group a year ago, things have been going downhill, says the nurse in "Haus Taunusblick". "The difference is like day and night." She was discouraged, at the end of her strength.
Deaths from COVID-19 in retirement home: The case of the Altenhof home director continues to worry authorities
Viola Peterson | MOZ | April 29, 2022
Despite having tested positive for COVID-19 and sent to quarantine, he went back to the “Haus am Werbellinsee” care home... A fine of 750 euros was imposed on the former facility manager, as district spokesman Robert Bachmann said on request.
Only 50 percent of the employees vaccinated: Eight dead after a COVID-19 outbreak in a retirement home in Brandenburg
Tagesspiegel | October 29, 2021
There has been a COVID-19 outbreak at a retirement home on Lake Werbellinsee. Several employees and residents are ill, eight elderly residents died.
Reinhard Jellen | Heise Online | March 29, 2021
Other private investors from Switzerland, France and the Netherlands such as Ardian, Orpea, Korian, Atos, Diaverum, Omnicare, Sanoptis, Synlab, Colosseum Dental Group, Alloheim, Linimed and Ameos bought specialist clinics, care homes, nursing services, medical practices and laboratory chains together across Europe.
Jonna Marlin Lausen | SHZ | January 7, 2021
The Ministry of Health only commented on the Bredstedt case. The authority does not comment on complaints at the Niebüll site.
Lübecker Nachrichten | January 5, 2021
There are numerous Covid-19 cases in the Grömitz care home. Relatives are raising serious allegations against the operator Alloheim.
Covid-19 at Alloheim Bredstedt care home: Not enough staff - residents are desperate: "Please, I don't want to die here"
Inga Gercke | SHZ | December 23, 2020
A total of 18 residents died in the Bredstedter Alloheim care home. Employees and relatives of residents raise serious allegations against the leadership of Alloheim in Bredstedt.
NDR | August 21, 2020
After a massive Covid-19 outbreak with 25 deaths in the Alloheim care home in Bramsche at the beginning of April, the head of the facility was dismissed. "The old home manager has been replaced. The position is currently occupied by an interim home manager," said a spokesman for the Osnabrück district when asked by NDR.
Eiken Bruhn | TAZ | May 13, 2020
In a Bremen care home in the Alloheim chain, hygiene standards are said to have been disregarded and Covid-19 infections reported too late.
Heiko Pohlmann | Hase Post | April 8, 2020
Informing relatives about the state of health of their loved ones does not seem to have taken place, at least so far... Our editorial team reported exclusively on Tuesday morning, even before other local media got wind of the matter, about the massive Covid-19 outbreak at the Alloheim Bramsche care home.
Simone Schnase | TAZ | April 3, 2018
"Temporary employment agencies are springing up like mushrooms," says Grunert. And in the two Bremen Alloheim facilities, the proportion of temporary workers is 50 percent: "You can imagine how poorly the people are cared for there."
Esther Geisslinge | TAZ | March 3, 2018
Urine stains on the bedding, emergency call buttons out of reach of bedridden people in need of care, not enough to eat and drink, even one death because no trained nurse was available in an emergency - the list of allegations against two nursing homes in Bredstedt and Niebüll is long.
Union intervenes after dismissal: employees of the Alloheim senior citizen residence in Sonthofen enjoy special protection
Werner Kempf | Allgäuer Zeitung | July 24, 2015
Employees at the Alloheim senior citizens' residence in Sonthofen were intimidated and put under massive pressure, says Claudia Weixler from the Food, Pleasure and Restaurants Union (NGG) in Kempten.
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Ver.di | October 15, 2018
The renewed sale of the nursing home operator Alloheim has been known for a long time. Now it's official: Nordic Capital from Sweden is buying Alloheim for around 1.1 billion euros. According to press reports, the private equity fund Nordic Capital – which has its headquarters in the tax haven of Jersey...
Michael Menzebach | Lokal Kompass | October 15, 2018
It was also criticized that the construction of senior-friendly apartments in the immediate vicinity has still not started. Here, too, Alloheim and now the current owner of the area always made promises that have not been kept.
Heidi Vogelhuber | Südwest Presse | November 6, 2017
The Alloheim "Anna Maria" old age home on Hohenzollernplatz in Ludwigsburg will be closed due to serious deficiencies in the areas of care and hygiene.
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