Life in big cities is not only attractive for young people. The cultural events on offer, good public transport and healthcare facilities are also a reason for older people to like living in a city. So demand for nursing care and assisted living is increasing there, too. Deutsche Wohnen is therefore continuously expanding its offering in the Nursing and Assisted Living segment and in 2019 acquired the established provider PFLEGEN & WOHNEN HAMBURG GmbH. Anja Twardy is one of around 2,000 employees at PFLEGEN & WOHNEN HAMBURG and leads the Social Support team at the HEIMFELD facility in Hamburg-Harburg.
Actually Anja Twardy didn’t intend to become a care assistant but rather a registered nurse. Sometimes things don’t go as planned, however. In her case, “thank goodness”, as she says today. Because now she has been working happily and energetically for 37 years in the wellmaintained Rennkoppel home, taking care of the more than 200 people who live here. “Our residents are currently aged between 80 and 101, but sometimes we have people who are younger, and some weren’t even past forty”, she explains.