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Robots entertaining the elderly - YLE News

Robots entertaining the elderly - YLE News | Finland | Scoop.it
 The Kustaankartano Elderly Centre in Helsinki has introduced its residents to three South Korean robots in the hope that the electronic helpers will, along with providing entertainment, work to improve the residents’ memory and mobility. ...
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Seeking investors for Elder Care Home in Helsinki : Finland Business News by Bogartier

Seeking investors for Elder Care Home in Helsinki : Finland Business News by Bogartier | Finland | Scoop.it
INVESTING — Wealthy Russians are seeking comfort, safety and quality of service to place their ageing and handicapped relatives, and Finland is a preferred choice.

Traxer Ltd specialising in International Trade & Business Development is seeking investors to launch Elder Care Homes in Helsinki Region to accommodate affluent German, Russian & Scandinavian citizens, seek Investors.
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Parliamentary Ombudsman: Elderly Mistreated

Parliamentary Ombudsman: Elderly Mistreated | Finland | Scoop.it
The Parliamentary Ombudsman expressed his concerns in an annual report delivered to the Parliament's Grand Committee. In an interview with YLE, Petri Jääskeläinen said he is especially concerned about how the position of the elderly in care facilities.

"Some of the elderly, and this is often with good intentions, are subjected to force, by being bound, for example. It may be meant for their own good, to keep them from hurting themselves," explained Jääskeläinen.
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Elder Care Residences in Helsinki for Affluent German, Russian, Scandinavian citizens, seek Investor | PRLog

Elder Care Residences in Helsinki for Affluent German, Russian, Scandinavian citizens, seek Investor | PRLog | Finland | Scoop.it
PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 08, 2011 – Traxer Ltd specialising in International Trade & Business Development is seeking investors to launch Elder Care Homes in Helsinki Region to accommodate affluent German, Russian & Scandinavian citizens, seek Investors.

Despite the recessionary economic climate in Europe, and lack of capacity in Private Care homes in Scandinavia, the rising rents have had little impact to prevent the demands surpassing the supply.

Wealthy Russians are seeking comfort, safety and quality of service to place their ageing and handicapped relatives, and Finland is a preferred choice. Ease of access by rail, road, air from St. Petersburg and Moscow are prime considerations.

The City of Helsinki is in short supply of accommodation and currently pay Euro 180+/day/person and upto Euro 5000-; /month/person, short-term contracts, in some private care homes.
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