Neuenmarkt – sunshine reigned at the annual general meeting of the diaconia association neuenmarkt-wirsberg-trebgast-harsdorf, because pastor peter ahrens, as chairman, loved to announce that the institution had returned to profitability for the first time after several years of difficulties. In this context, pastor ahrens highlighted the successful work of angelo henninger, who is decisively responsible for this positive development in the diaconia association. It was also gratifying to find a successor for dorothea promeuschel, who had managed the cashier's office at the diaconal association for 36 years, in manfred kolb from trebgast.
Local councillor karl pohlmann emphasized that the communities are pleased that the balance sheets of the diakonieverein have improved significantly in the last two years and that a good result was achieved in 2013. Pohlmann also wished for this economically successful work in the future. Pastor ulrich bohm reported on his experiences with asylum seekers in neuenmarkt. A group of 25 people from the community is currently working enthusiastically to provide help here.
In his report, pastor peter ahrens pointed out that there were enormous challenges in the area of nursing care. In order to guarantee humane nursing care in the future, a radical change in awareness is needed not only in politics, but also in society as a whole. A first step in this direction is the increase in nursing care contributions, which the bundestag recently approved in order to provide better support for inpatient and outpatient care. The calculations showed, however, according to the chairman, that even more would be necessary to solve the problems of care. Using the example of washing the whole body of a person in need of care, pastor ahrens showed that patience is slowly running out, because since the introduction of long-term care insurance 20 years ago, the time available to the caregiver has dropped from 25 minutes to 12 minutes. "In industry, they would say that productivity has increased by 50 percent, but we are dealing with people, not machines."
Chairman peter ahrens was pleased to note that the balance sheet for 2013 has improved significantly. "We had asked angelo henninger as a business consultant to develop a concept and to carry out measurements so that we could get back into a green area economically." The magic word was "profit-oriented tour planning", and thus also the accumulated deficits were reduced. In 2013, personnel costs amounted to around 410,000 euros. Wage costs account for 87 percent of nursing revenue losses. The diaconia association currently has 468 members.
Ward manager margit weinlein reported on the daily work of the diaconia ward and explained that an average of 70 to 75 people are cared for and attended to.