Year 1999, Medical Care Service was established, occupying a corner inside the Sanko Soflan Company’s office.
And now, we have grown into a company operating more than 270 Group Home facilities with Care Service facilities.
In 1999, Japan was already entering the period of the deeply greying society.
At that time, I was pondering for several days what I could do for society afflicted with aging.
Then, I heard this word from a landowner client of Sanko Soflan:
I’ve been living in this neighborhood for a long time.
So, from now on, I’m planning to dedicate the rest of my life in doing something for this neighborhood.
My aspiration was to do something for society, while the landowner’s was for the local community. Combining these two things in mind, I made the decision to operate nursing home facilities.
In our research prior to establishing a nursing home facility, we found out that many families are beset by the burden of taking care of a family member suffering from dementia and facilities offering nursing care services for such people are dismally insufficient.
We also found out that the burden of caring for a person suffering from dementia is many times heavier than the normal care service.
Dementia requires a high level of care specialty, and standardizing the knowhow is difficult, so many entrepreneurs shun the enterprise. Aware as I was of the obstacles, I entered the nursing care business in year 2000, the same year the Public Nursing Care Insurance Law was revised (allowing anyone to enter the nursing care business industry)
Then, after a year of preparation subsequent to the establishment of the company, our first group home facility was opened in June 2001 in Okigawa City, Saitama Prefecture.
More than 10 years later, the company has become bigger, but my aspiration has never changed.
From here on, I keep the same aspiration in my heart to give my wholehearted support to sufferers of dementia and their families, as well as to landowners who support us in operating the nursing home facilities.