Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen GmbH

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Summary

Founded in 1973, Alloheim began as a small family-owned nursing home in Bad Marienberg. Over the past almost 50 years, the private care home provider has increased to become Germany’s second-largest care provider with a staff of 22,000 working across its 242 care facilities. In 2019, Alloheim was bought by the Swedish buyout group Nordic Capital, which has sparked concerns about the increasing role of financial investors in healthcare. Alloheim has come under repeated criticism over the years for issues like understaffing, mistreatment of residents and poor living conditions including lack of food, mold on walls and poor hygiene.

Products

Care homes, assisted living facilities, ambulatory services and outpatient care services

Violations

Violation data is still being gathered for Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen at this time.

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Stories

Article Archive

How Investors Are Taking Over Care (Article in German)

Published by
Spiegel
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By
David Böcking
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Seit Langem mangelt es in der Pflegebranche an Geld, trotzdem haben finanzstarke Investoren sie als lukratives Geschäft entdeckt. Für Heimbewohner bedeutet das oft nichts Gutes.
 

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Profiting from Care (Article in German)

Published by
Tagesschau
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By
Sandra Stalinski
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Jahrhundertelang war die Pflege Sache der Familie, der Kirchen, der Wohlfahrtsverbände. Inzwischen drängen internationale Kapitalanleger in den Markt. Auf Kosten der Pflegebedürftigen?

Von Sandra Stalinski, tagesschau.de

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Seniors in Haltern as Victims of Profit Hunters? (Article in German)

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Lokal Kompass
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By
Wilhelm Neurohr
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In diesen Tagen kam lautstarker Protest von privaten Altenpflege-Anbietern anlässlich der aktuell geplanten Pflegereform. Mit der darin vorgesehenen Tarifbindung lege die Bundesregierung „die Axt an die privaten Anbieter“, so tönte deren Lobbyist Rainer Brüderle.

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New CorpWatch Guide to Healthcare Privatization in Europe

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.

Activism

Recent & Ongoing Campaigns
The workforce is resisting the replacement of their boss

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.

Good-quality care for all, now!

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.

Remunicipalisation of the Health System

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...

Understaffing at Alloheim Care Homes Must End!

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..."

Stop the financial investors in care

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.

Employees criticize Alloheim boss

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.


Major Investigations
& Lawsuits
Undercover shoot: "Team Wallraff" raises serious allegations against Malenter nursing home

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.

"Team Wallraff" undercover in the care home: controls confirm abuses in the Alloheim Dormagen

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.

Investigation: Care homes as profit machines for corporations and investors

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”.

Alloheim Bramsche: Investigations against former managers are ongoing

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.

Alloheim managing directors are acquitted

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.

"Extensive deficiencies" in Sörgenloch nursing home

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.

First agreement reached in the Alloheim case

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.

NDR Report: mold, lack of food and dead people at Alloheim 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.

Problematic care homes also receive top grades

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.

Exclusive: Public prosecutor's office in Schleswig Holstein investigates 181 care homes

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.


Employment Practices
& Relations
Retirement home rejects job applicant because of her trans identity

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.

Lack of care workers in Dormagen Alloheim: The facility has been criticized on several occasions

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.

Former care worker at Alloheim: "I couldn't reconcile it with my conscience"

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."

Serious allegations against Alloheim

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.

Düsseldorf care chain Alloheim in line of fire

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.

Trade unions and works councils are not wanted

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.

Further Alloheim facilities are having issues

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.

Criticism of conditions in the Assenheim care home

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.


 
Covid-19
11 die in care home Covid-19 outbreak

Alex Berry | Deutsche Welle | November 2, 2021

The head of the Alloheim care home has also been fined for entering the building after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the privatization of the healthcare system

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.

Alloheim: The Ministry of Health is "concerned" and has scheduled a call with management

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.

Alloheim Grömitzer: New details and a lot of criticism after the Covid-19 outbreak

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.

25 Dead From Covid-19 in Alloheim Care Home: Manager Replaced

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.

Sloppiness at care home chain

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.

Alloheim in Bramsche: Relatives were left in the dark by the home management

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.

Temporary work in elderly care: "I'm not going back anymore!"

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."

Robber barons of care

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.

Financials

Corporate Headquarters
Am Seestern 1 40547, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Most Recent Gross Revenue
$659.41 million (2017) | source
Most Recent Net Revenue
$-10.65 million (2017) | source
Subsidiaries
  • CMS-Gruppe
  • Itertal-Unternehmens­gruppe
  • Pro Talis
  • & MORE

Tax Havens
& Evasion
Elder Care: From Financial Investor to Financial Investor

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...

Major Projects
Alloheim bosses are receiving heavy criticism from the council

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.

Nursing home closed due to defects

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.

Procurement

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