Attendo is at the forefront with sun therapy at its lifestyle nursing homes
The concept of Sunwell sunroom has been a success in hundreds of municipal and private care, nursing and elderly housing in Sweden and abroad. The latest addition is the new and modern nursing home Attendo Varvsvägen in Masmo, Huddinge, which opens in August 2021 and where Sunwell has built a pleasant sunroom with interiors inspired by the Swedish coast in the summer.
Sunwell has a close collaboration with the private care company Attendo, which invests in sun rooms and sun therapy, among other things, in its lifestyle care homes “Culture & entertainment, with a focus on all forms of cultural experiences. Cultural experiences have a positive impact on many people’s health and quality of life, create meaning, train the senses, entertain and stimulate – as well as sun therapy from Sunwell.
Sunrooms from Sunwell installed at Attendo’s homes in recent years were usually furnished with a Swedish summer environment. Sonja Hayen, Regional Sales Manager in Region Egen Regi Öst has been involved all the way from the beginning of the project on Attendo Varvsvägen and decided to also choose the Swedish coast as a theme on Varvsvägen.
The coastal theme in our sunrooms is appreciated by many elderly people with dementia and those who may never have been abroad on an exotic holiday. All scenery in coastal sunrooms is built as an authentic environment with i.a. with a nice Swedish archipelago, scenery of typical red sheds, solid wooden houses, piles, wooden bridges, ropes, etc. creates a holistic experience. All colors, scents and sounds become familiar to many older people, stimulate memory and create a pleasant feeling of security.
Many residents are discovering that sunbathing not only increases the well-being of the elderly, but also creates a better environment for staff. There are also studies that show reduced sick leave among employees thanks to the health-promoting sunlight from Sunwell.