Avoiding Shortfalls in the Funding of Residential Elderly Care

Networking Day on Corporate Performance Management in Health and Social Care 2017

The roughly eighty participants who attended the Networking Day for Corporate Performance Management in Health and Social Care at Corporate Planning in Hamburg on 23rd November 2017 confirmed that HR planning and liquidity are important topics for businesses in residential elderly care.

With the new Act for the Reinforcement of Nursing Care in Germany (Pflegestärkungsgesetz II), residential care homes are being faced with new challenges regarding human resource management and the negotiation of daily nursing care rates. Speakers from the world of academia and business shared their experiences relating to the challenges arising from the new standard personal contributions payable by care home residents and the resulting inequities with users of the Corporate Planning solutions and corporate performance management experts from residential care homes.

In his keynote speech, Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Reiss of the Institute of Applied Management in the Health and Social Care Sector (ifams) at Mainz University talked about the Act for the Reinforcement of Nursing Care and the relationship between the political intentions and real life in nursing homes. Sandra Winter and Kip Sloane from rosenbaum | nagy unternehmensberatung GmbH made a recommendation for revenue-oriented human resource management in their talk. Finally, Carolin Engels and Niels Christian Schnieders from Caritasverband Rhein-Kreis Neuss e.V. and Berthold Dieckmann and Stefan Schröer from Diakoniewerk Essen Dienstleistungs- und Verwaltungs GmbH gave demonstrations of the approaches they take in the Corporate Planning software in order to avoid shortfalls in funding.