Andreas Hauri, and you are 53. How would you like to be old?
I'm a freedom-loving man. That is, I would like to be so old that I am, if possible, not dependent on anyone. In principle, not by the state.
Where you live?
Somewhere in this city, and independently into old age. I would like to, if possible, to die in your own four walls. I'd prefer to live with friends in a residential community where you can share – without the Bad-to – close and support each other. Always in the Knowledge that urban offers were there when I needed you. So I imagine the age wonderful.
Is this Form of Ageing in the sense of the people of Zurich?
The Trend is pointing in this direction. However, the needs are varied places in retirement and nursing centers are still in demand. It is important that the city offers various options.
"I'm going to assume that we don't need more beds in spite of the growing population of the Hospital."
The parish Council discussed the new age strategy. Most recently, the city hospitals gave in your Department, especially to talk. You set a new focus?
At the hospitals, we are also working intensively on it. The age is an important pillar of the Department and important to me personally. In addition, there are in the old-age policy, a certain backlog of reforms. The flood of Initiatives, which has triggered the announcement of the debate shows. It's a subject of need with action.
Lags behind Zurich here?
We are sure not anywhere a leader, but can build on a good base. And the Moment is certainly ripe, Zurich makes a new concept.
According to forecasts, Zurich could reduce in spite of the growing population around 900 beds in nursing centers.
We have already mined a small number of beds. The bed planning will certainly be an issue. I assume that we don't need more beds in spite of the growing population. We need more power.
"I imagine centers, strong neighborhood character," says Andreas Hauri. Photo: Urs Jaudas
it still Needs homes for the aged?
Yes. You are busy with 95 percent occupancy. Currently, the waiting period is 200 days. But we will check, what is the function of should have age centres in the future and how we want to update, say more by mixing...
you are Presenting us with solutions!
solutions I can present to you today, not yet, otherwise, the strategy process and the debate in the Council would be null and void.
But do you have any ideas?
of Course, I got the. But in the debate, politicians should be able to present their own ideas. At various events we are going to include groups of various interests, including private-non-profit in the process. By the end of 2019, we want to present the new age strategy.
How to Zurich, Switzerland, in age the center of 2025 look like?
I imagine centers, strong neighborhood character, and where the old people live. In the ideal case, they also include retirement apartments and rooms with a care share. In the centre there is a counselling centre for Ageing and home care. Each elderly Person can receive benefits as needed. All of the Offered and age-uniformly mixed. A collaboration with the community centers would also be conceivable. With that is accessible to all cafes that seem inviting. Scandinavia is pursuing an interesting strategy with integrative models. For example, students in the recreational care on a voluntary basis with the elderly and, in return, a student apartment.
"We could set up 4000 to 5000 old-age homes, and you would be at a stroke."
Last summer, suffered a age home residents under the heat, because the rooms are not air-conditioned. How is the equipment with air conditioners?
We take the issue of heat seriously and gave it a climate study in order to obtain long-term estimates of the temperature development in the interior spaces. In Parallel, we examine short-term measures such as additional sun protection for older properties. Before the summer of 2019 this is to be done.
The FDP pleads for old-age homes instead of nursing homes.
we have in the city is actually much too few. The Foundation's senior apartments offers all over the city, over 2000 apartments. Since we could produce 4000 to 5000 apartments, and you would be at a stroke. The increase will be part of the strategy.
In the context of the last age strategy the night nurse was introduced. What is the role of the Spitex plays now?
The Spitex, with the help of the city of performance of agreements, is an important pillar in the old strategy. The service will specialise more in dementia and gerontopsychiatric area. The Expansion, however, has financial implications for the city.
"I'm interrupting my processes. To me, coming from the private sector, often too slow."
the city has a lot of ideas for the old-age policy. Failure of its predecessor, this lift tires?
I do not voice my opinion. I'm a different type. I would like to move, cause, decide, be brave. The updating of the old strategy and the debate are a first step in this direction.
What have you effected?
With the merger of the direction of Triemli, and Waid, I have suppressed in my Department already the stamp and also with the direction in which it is now further to go. Whether this is the right step will reveal itself, but you also have to dare something and not adjust, if it works. The employees respond in a very open, happy, if projects are promoted. Bother me only to the processes. To me, coming from the private sector, often too slow.
your slogan in the election campaign was digitisation. How do you drive this in the old-age strategy?
Old people can not be underestimated. There are very many who are digitally very savvy. We are now testing in a settlement of the Foundation age of the apartments the use of Tablets. Thus, the residents can order services and support. It will also be possible, a custom built memory training. I am convinced that we can use modern technologies. Wherever there are reductions for skilled workers or assistance for the elderly, this useful.
Created: 28.01.2019, 22:31 PM