Founders series: A fair to care for grandma and grandpa

The lack of support forces in Germany is immense. The Corona-crisis has exacerbated the Problem in recent months because foreign forces are at times came hard f

Founders series: A fair to care for grandma and grandpa

The lack of support forces in Germany is immense. The Corona-crisis has exacerbated the Problem in recent months because foreign forces are at times came hard from their Eastern European home countries. The Problem hits if the care AIDS who take care of families to care for needy family members. The difficulties of the four founders of the Stuttgart-based Mecasa GmbH know.

in The year of 2016, the company founded by Oliver Weiss, Simon Spangenberg, Benjamin Krill and Jan Müntinga developed with the University of Heidelberg together with a sophisticated System, with the help of German senior citizens and Eastern European Care workers in is as appropriate as possible and thus easy to harmonizing combinations to each other to find.

The 30-year-old economist, White and of the same age in business administration Spangenberg, as well as the later added Müntinga, a 40-year-old advertising man and the 38-year-old computer scientist Krill out the company was founded out of the experiences with their own parents and grandparents. With the area of care they had to do professionally prior to.

"It's about support and care in your own home"

The Name of Mecasa is from the Spanish "Mi casa" – "My house" – derived. "It's about support and care in your own house," says Weiss, who, together with Spangenberg, one of the two managing Directors of the now nine employees, existing Start-ups. It works with partner companies in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania, where the forces are properly employed, and which are then sent to Germany. Mecasa is, in turn, in Germany the contact person for the seniors and the families.

The company is looking in the run-up to that care and the seniors match each other. Often the support fail at the Interpersonal, says Müntinga. It had been the case, that in the night around 3 a.m., the phone rang and a Senior and his assistant got in a huge fight, adds Weiss. Of course, trying in advance to clarify in conversations, the care situation and the personal expectations of both sides, but it was not a psychic, whether the Duo harmoniere really, says the economist, more.

sales of around 150,000 Euro

in Order to prevent Failure of the support, the Quartet on the science and developed since the spring of 2018 with the psychologist Dirk Hagemann, University of Heidelberg, a so-called Matching System, in the future, only people in need of care and Support workers with matching personalities, similar interests and a related sense of Humor together. There are queried in a questionnaire, the different items:

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 05:19

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