Demographics and higher expectations of customers speak for themselves: The living and working conditions in elderly care should be further developed. That is precisely the idea behind Spectren: Excellence in elderly care. We support leaders, sponsors and employees with our knowledge and years of experience.
The offer ranges from advice on conceptual and organizational issues on in-house training to the interim takeover of management tasks.
Our independently developed "Almacasa" offer is an expression of our humanist understanding of organizations and leadership as well as of our diverse contacts at home and abroad.
We have offered consulting and training in elderly care to our customers for many years. We draw on our extensive experience to convey individual, group or business knowledge and skills for shaping everydays life for older adults living with dementia or medical conditions.
Based on a systemic approach, we conduct a careful analysis with the customers and find common definitions for good solutions. We offer appropriate interventions, the results of which shape the next steps.
Occasionally executive positions in care homes cannot be filled on time. This is not an easy situation for responsible bodies.
Temporary gaps in the management of a home lead to uncertainty among employees and residents.
For this situation, we offer a quick and uncomplicated assumption of the home management function or nursing and social care management.
Our years of experience convey safety and relief for you.
Almacasa offers what many older adults living with dementia or physical restraints and their relatives wish for: neighborhood based, residential group homes with everyday support and care, whether temporarily or permanently.
Almacasa is an offer by Spectren AG and developed by Liliane Peverelli and Vincenzo Paolino.
We embody the latest developments in gerontology, nursing science and other disciplines, as well as make use of our organization and expertise skills. National (e.g. Curaviva) and international (IAHSA/EAHSA) contacts are important forums and inspiration for us.
All Almacasa sites are training companies recognized by the authorities of the canton. We support young people and ensure that we provide for our own junior staff.
The Almacasa Academy provides our employees with professional skills and allows personal development. Thus, we build the foundation and set out on the journey together, towards excellence in elderly care.
We are Vincenzo Paolino and Liliane Peverelli. Each of us has more than 25 years of management and training experience in the field of long-term care and support of the elderly and chronically ill, which has given us comprehensive knowledge of the industry and its organisation.
Continuous training and development in the fields of training, coaching, business management and organisational development round off our profile.
We have worked together for nearly 20 years. In 2009, we founded Spectren AG - an institute for training - consulting - coaching for work with the elderly. Since 2013 Almacasa stands for our values providing guidance and care for older adults living with dementia or physical restraints. The decentralized organization allows to built sites in the region of our residents avoiding long trips for visiting friends and family.
As experts we are connected nationally and internationally and use exchange and learning opportunities for our clients as well as for the further development of Almacasa.
Vincenzo Paolino was born in 1965 in Munich where he studied psychology and graduated from a BSc in psychiatric nursing. This he was followed by a 5 years engagement as nursing director in an AIDS-hospice in Zurich. Subsequently Vincenzo Paolino spent 13 years successfully managing a state owned nursing home where he advocated culture change using the Eden-Alternative as a powerful tool. He post-graduated in ‘Health Care Management’ and attained a BSc in General Management in 2010.
In 2008 he co-founded "Spectren - excellence in ageing services" with Liliane Peverelli. Summing up and using their long experience Almacasa today is a thriving part of Spectren's activities. Vincenzo is in charge for marketing, finance and research. He also serves as speaker at national and international conferences in the sector of long term care.
Liliane Peverelli was born in 1964 in Wetzikon/Zurich. For more than 25 years she was working in the field of tuition and training for nursing and care professionals.
Within the design and development of Almacasa Liliane was responsible for construction standards, the Almacasa-colour-concept and fine-tuning of structures and procedures. Furthermore she frames and maintains Almacasa-Academy where we aim to promote our employees in subject-specific courses and on a personal level.
Liliane Peverelli also coaches nursing homes in the sector of education and advanced training.
He was born in 1960 in Zurich, where he grew up. After a commercial apprenticeship, vocational training in business administration and several stays abroad, he joined the family business that operated in the prepress industry.
In 1988, he acquired the company by management buyout and developed it to one of the leading companies in the field of prepress services and data base applications for the graphic industry. Today, the company's staff counts 50 employees. Since many years, Andi Nilitschka is lecturer at the sawi, a highly appreciated technical school for training and further training in marketing and communication in Switzerland. He is also author of the book «Vom Papier zum Internet» [From the paper to the internet].
As President of the board and investor, he supports Spectren/Almacasa during the startups and the further development.
In our work, we support the values, which are addressed and called for in the "Charta der Zivilgesellschaft zum würdigen Umgang mit älteren Menschen" [Civil Society Charter for the dignified Handling of the Elderly]. It was published in spring 2010 by Curaviva Switzerland and is supported by, among others, Curahumanis, the SBK, the Spitex association and other organizations.
You can order this charter from us, in printed form or online: download the Charter
These 5 guiding principles as defined by EAHSA ("European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing") are an inspiration for us. They are available only in English (for the time being