We recently visited a small residential care home based in the picturesque seaside village of Arrieta in the North of Lanzarote.
We were completely unaware of the CuraVital care home in the North of the island, despite living in the area for years. Another expat and resident of Haría Lesley Stephens mentioned it to us as she works as a nurse there, we were invited to go and meet the team to find out more.
The home looks just like any other house from the outside and is situated ideally between the centre of the village and the beach. We were welcomed at the care home by Tom Kalisch and Jana Kaiser both of whom speak excellent English. Tom is the administrator as well as counsellor and trained in emergency medicine, Jana looks after the care management and is a qualified geriatric nurse. There is a team of seven speaking German, Spanish & English based at the residential home, their services also expand to cover the island of Lanzarote with care in the home for senior citizens too.
There are many health benefits to living in Lanzarote, especially for those suffering with crippling and painful arthritis or asthma related breathing difficulties. The centre attracts patients from Germany who would prefer to live their senior years in a safe environment and a warm climate. The team really care for their clients, everyday there is something to stimulate them with yoga, swimming and games. The staff take turns to accompany two residents out to the beach for tapas or one of the bar restaurants for coffee, where they can sit and watch people by the sea. There are also services available at the centre such as hairdressing, massage, pedicure, manicure, reflexology etc. The home has a mixture of around half private clients and half on the German Pflegestufen health service. They have been situated in Arrieta for the past 3 years and the neighbouring village of Punta Mujeres before that.
Tom explained that they also have daily patients who they call upon at their own homes to help them out of bed, wash and dress them, give medical care, assist with cleaning and cooking as required, take them on accompanied visits such as the hospital, returning later in the day to help them get ready for bed in the evening. Two home visits a day typically cost around €50 depending upon the services required, there is a €5 charge for travel per visit plus the time spent there, an average morning call is €22.50 and an evening €16.50. Additionally you can buy or rent accessibility equipment from them too.
We had a really good feeling about the team, they obviously really care about their patients and want to offer them the best lifestyle possible, be it supporting them in their own homes or 24 hour care at the residential home in Lanzarote.
You can find out more about the full range of CuraVital care services in Lanzarote on their website www.curavital.es
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