Sompo Care Group’s New Unified Operating Structure Begins (June 2017)
From April 2017, we set out to unify the headquarter functions of the two Sompo Care Group companies—Sompo Care Message Inc. and Sompo Care Next Inc.—aiming to bring both companies’ accumulated experience and know-how together and improve operational efficiency. July 1 marks the real start of unified operations under the new structure with the transfer of Sompo Care Message’s Okayama headquarter functions to Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.
Nursing Care Business, Industry-Academia Collaboration
Sompo Holdings, Inc. is joining forces with university organizations to resolve various issues faced by an aging society. We will bring together our nursing care expertise and universities’ research know-how to contribute to industrial and social development.
The Jikei Group of Colleges × Sompo Care Group: Industry-Academia Project Alliance (April 2017)
We formed a comprehensive partnership agreement with the Jikei Group of Colleges, which works develop human resources for society with forward-looking knowledge and skills that making them immediately effective in the workplace. The goal is to help solve social issues by putting our achievements in the field of developing and securing caregivers to widespread use in society and industry.
Okayama University × Sompo Holdings, Inc.: Industry-Academia Project Alliance (March 2017)
We forged a comprehensive partnership agreement with Okayama University, with the aim of enhancing medical care for the elderly, home healthcare, palliative care, and nursing care and welfare as well as contributing to industrial and social development. The university’s hospital, Okayama University Hospital, has been designated as a "core hospital for clinical research" by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Ochanomizu University × Sompo Holdings, Inc.: Industry-Academia Project Alliance (March 2017)
We entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement with Ochanomizu University, which is focusing on developing human resources who can operate in a global environment. The alliance aims to enhance quality of life, extend healthy longevity, and realize a society where life-long learning is possible.
Tokyo University of the Arts × Sompo Holdings, Inc. = Industry-Academia Collaboration Diversity on the Arts Project (DOOR): Art × Welfare = Helping Create an Inclusive Society through Human Resource Development(January 2017)
We collaborated with Tokyo University of the Arts to launch the Diversity on the Arts Project (DOOR) (Director: Katsuhiko Hibino, Dean of The Faculty of Fine Arts) in April 2017. Taking an "Art × Welfare" approach, DOOR aims to generate a stream of talent that contributes to social inclusion* and create a social environment where diverse people can live in harmony.
- Social inclusion refers to the concept of increasing opportunities for social engagement for all, including older people and disabled people, and providing mutual support as members of the local community.
Deploying Virtual Reality in Dementia Care Training (March 2017)
Sompo Care Group introduced virtual reality (VR) in March 2017 as a tool for training personnel in dementia care. The episode-type VR content enables staff to experience the core symptoms of dementia, giving them a sense of what daily life is like for people suffering from the affliction. The first-person simulated experience helps put staff in their customers’ shoes, giving them an idea of the anxiety and confusion associated with dementia. That enables them to better use their knowledge and skills in caring for people with dementia.
New Branding Strategies of Nursing Care Operations（April,July 2016）
Sompo Holdings commenced full-fledged participation in the nursing care field in fiscal 2015.
After incorporating Message and Watami no Kaigo into the Group, we changed the names of these companies to Sompo Care Message and Sompo Care Next, respectively, and similarly rebranded their facilities as Sompo Care Sompo no Ie and Sompo Care La vie Re.
The Sompo Care brand will serve as the face for our nursing care services, which provide safety, health, and wellbeing, in the future, and the entire Group will band together as we move forward on our quest to become Japan’s most trusted nursing care service provider.