A living environment with a high standard for our elderly, shortened queues and more space in Boden’s short-term housing. That is the result when Boden’s new nursing home opened.
On October 31, the Norlandia Björknäsgården nursing home was inaugurated. The following week, the first ones moved in and by the turn of the year, 126 people will live here. They come from Midgårdarna, Åcenter, short-term housing and own houses and apartments.
– It felt very exciting to be able to open. We have so many who have been waiting to get into a nursing home, says Catharina Liljeholm, head of social administration.
The social administration has played a significant role in the design of the accommodation and its activities. Norlandia runs the accommodation and the municipality performs the same quality controls here as at the municipality’s own accommodation. In addition, there are staffing and competence requirements.
– I look forward to a good collaboration, we have so many points of contact, says Catharina.
The municipality of Boden congratulates the inauguration by inviting all residents and staff to a cake in December.
– Björknäsgården is Norrbotten’s most modern nursing home and I am very happy that the municipality can offer pleasant accommodation of the latest kind to Boden’s seniors, says Claes Nordmark (S), municipal councilor.
The accommodation has been built through a competitive dialogue. The procurement unit and the public works office in Boden municipality have worked hard with everything from agreements and detailed plans to water and sewerage and machine logistics. It has been a quick process that has gone from idea to finished housing in just over two years thanks to close collaboration between the municipality of Boden, the operator Norlandia, the developer Peab and the property owner Hemsö.
– Now there are many other municipalities who get in touch to ask how we did, says Cecilia Kvibacke at the public works office.