Hemsö is Sweden’s largest owner of nursing homes, and is also a key player in the sector in Germany. Over ten years we have built up a sound understanding of what is needed to create, safe, secure and well-functioning surroundings for care of the elderly.
Nursing homes is Hemsö's largest property category, accounting for 40 per cent of the property value at year-end. Hemsö owns 172 nursing home properties, with 103 located in Sweden, 42 in Finland and 27 in Germany. In Sweden, public tenants accounted for 70 per cent of the contracted annual rent at year-end and private tenants for 30 per cent. In Finland, public tenants represented five per cent of the contracted annual rent and private tenants for 95 per cent. Hemsö has only private tenants in Germany.
Demand for nursing homes is steadily rising in Swedish municipalities due to the increasing number of the elderly. The number of people over the age of 80 is now at some 500,000 and is expected to rise by about one-third over the next ten years. The number of the elderly in Finland and Germany is also expected to increase sharply in the years ahead, fuelling demand for nursing homes.
Hemsö has long experience of owning, managing and developing nursing homes. Together with tenants and with the user in mind, Hemsö creates premises that support tenant operations. For tenants, this presents an opportunity to utilise Hemsö's combined know-how in creating attractive nursing homes that maintain a high level of quality, are space and cost-efficient and that meet current and future demands for the design of nursing homes.