Ruissalo Foundation is a Finnish non-profit organization founded in 1993 with the purpose of developing senior residences, providing rental housing and senior care services.
Ruissalo Foundation provides seniors and elderly with a variety of high-quality rental apartments in beautifully designed and purpose built residential villages and communities. The aim is to provide housing and care services for elderly who require or desire assisted living, comprehensive care services and facilities, or who are no longer able to reside in their private homes or a apartments due to health or other reasons.
The full-service Senior Residences enables independent living in a cozy, homelike environment in an active social community, where medical and care services are available if necessary. The staff at the Residences is available and on-call around the clock and the facilities have been purposely planned and designed to suit the elderly. The residents may choose the variety of services and care according to their own needs and preferences to create a safe, comfortable living environment that enhances the quality of life.
The Senior Residences are highly valued and sought after places to live. The apartments are modern, bright and spacious, the kitchens and bathrooms accessible and outfitted to suite residents with our without impaired mobility. The residents may decorate and furnish the apartment with their own furniture and personal items to make it feel like home. The Residences are located in beautiful surroundings, close to nature or in an urban environment, with good access to services, culture and recreational activities.
To date, Ruissalo Foundation has developed and built 6 Senior Serviced Residences with a total of close to 800 apartments for seniors in five different locations in Finland. (Helsinki, Turku and Rauma). The Foundation has also designed and built a Geriatric Hospital in the city of Turku. This unique hospital is purposely developed and built for care and medical treatment of elderly and seniors. The 214 bed geriatric hospital offers temporary hospital care and extended rehabilitation care for elderly persons.
Ruissalo Foundation’s goal is to provide modern and comfortable residential solutions and care services for seniors respecting their independence, individual choices and right to self-determination. The Foundation implements this goal by developing, designing, building and maintaining high-quality rental housing and serviced residences for seniors.
The number of elderly is increasing continuously as the large middle-aged generation is growing older. Like never before, this new senior clientele is very aware of their personal wants and needs as well as requirements and preferences for living standards and everyday life.
The Ruissalo Foundation recognizes this new resolute and informed clientele by continuously developing the senior housing and service concepts to provide even better personalized living environments and care services to meet the new needs of the senior clientele. The Foundation also supports research related to aging and seniors, and participates in developing technology to facilitate and assist in living arrangements, housing and everyday life.
The Ruissalo Foundation has developed a number of service products and concepts that have been implemented and integrated in the Senior Serviced Residences. From purposely designed, accessible apartment layouts, motion sensor controlled lighting solutions to security and access surveillance locking systems in all senior apartments, some of the products developed are:
The Quality Management System
Covering all aspects of the operations and property, including service concepts, products, personnel and facilities, the service manual improves quality by evaluating, developing and perfecting the supplied services, operating models and procedures. Progress and improvement is measured in customer and employee satisfaction through questionnaires and self-evaluation, reliability and accuracy evaluations, safety reports, as well as personnel education and work orientation.
The eCare System
The Foundation has developed an eCare electronic patient management system that includes residents’ personal and medical information, support and health care plans, service and medical history, invoicing system and personnel work shift schedules and planning tools with various security tiers for different employee levels.