Halmstad Municipality is located in the southernmost part of Sweden. In 2022, there were 105,000 inhabitants in the municipality. The forecast for Halmstad shows an expected increase of 35% for the +80 years-old towards 2032. The rapidly aging population means that there will be a need for more care home beds in the future.
The new aged care home is situated close to the center of Söndrum, which is a popular district between central Halmstad and Tylösand. The care home is superbly located within walking distance of the beach and the Kattegat Sea, which separates Sweden and Denmark.
The location of Vardaga Halmstad is excellent just next to the beach and the Kattegat Sea
With its 2-storey building structure, the construction differs from many other care homes in Sweden. The low structure creates a familiar and homely atmosphere for the residents.
The aged care home has 60 apartments of approx. 30m2. The apartments are spacious, purpose-built rooms, designed to the highest levels of comfort and industry standards. They have a wardrobe, a kitchenette with a fridge and a bathroom that is adapted for the disabled.
All the apartments are equipped with security alarms and motion alarms. Apart from the hi-low hospital bed, the residents are free to furnish the apartment themselves with their own, well-known furniture and accessories.
In the design of the care home, great emphasis has been placed on well-being. On the top floor, there is a gym for the residents as well as an assembly hall for common activities. The top floor also offers a roof terrace with a view of the sea and plenty of space for guests. On each floor there are also common areas and balconies. The care home also offers its own hair salon.
The care home is located on a large land plot with easy access to daylight, fresh air and nature for the residents as well as the staff. The garden offers flower beds, a greenhouse, a pétanque court and small golf green. A trail system has also been established enabling residents to go for a short walk, possibly together with relatives.
Solar panels are installed on the roof of the care home
The nursing home is designed to meet silver requirements according to the Sweden Green Building Council’s framework. This means that the building has a low energy consumption. The energy is partially supplied by the solar panels installed on the roof.
Vardaga Halmstad is operated by Vardaga, an experienced Swedish operator that runs approx. 100 care homes in Sweden. Vardaga is part of Ambea, one of the Nordics’ leading care companies with activities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Vardaga’s care philosophy is to offer individually adapted care based on consideration, integrity and free choice. This means that the residents can decide on their everyday life. Vardaga has leased the care home for 15 years, and to ensure that the building accommodates a range of healthcare needs and promotes the independence and choice of its residents, they have been involved in the design of the care home.
The inauguration of Vardaga Halmstad took place mid-September 2023 and later in September, the care home will open its doors to the first residents.