Nursing Care & Seniors Business

Providing a wide range of
high-quality nursing care
services to support
the ❝security, health and
wellbeing❞ of customers.

The Sompo Care Group mainly comprises Sompo Care Inc. which is capable of providing a wide range of care from facilities to at-home care. The Sompo Care Group provide the high quality nursing care services to meet the diverse needs of the elderly and their families.

Features and strengths of the nursing care & seniors business

* Sompo Care Inc. and Sompo Care Next Inc. merged on July 1, 2018.

Industry-Academia Collaboration

Sompo Holdings, Inc. is joining forces with university organizations to resolve various issues faced by an aging society.
We will merge our capabilities with universities’ research expertise to contribute to industrial and social development.

Research institute Main theme
Tokyo University of the Arts Improving the quality of life and exchanging with local communities through activities of "Artist in Residence"
The University of Tokyo Promoting Nursing Care Personnel Health through Back Injury Prevention and Treatment

Topics

“OPERATOR OF THE YEAR – ASSISTED LIVING” award at the 10th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards received

On May 25, 2022, Sompo Care Inc. won the top prize in the "OPERATOR OF THE YEAR - ASSISTED LIVING" category at the 10th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.
Based on the management philosophy of “Respect for Human Dignity,” Sompo Care aims to improve the QOL (quality of life) of the elderly by providing care services that support independence. In this award, Sompo Care presented "Realize Independent Living Through Independence Support by Sompo Care," a series of initiatives to provide care management that respects the "individuality" of each elderly person and to provide "independence support" care services that protect the dignity of the elderly.
The presentation was highly evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of international experts, and was selected to receive the award.

【SOMPO CARE】 Acquisition of all shares of NEXUS CARE, Inc. (to be a subsidiary) (April 2022)

SOMPO CARE acquired all shares of NEXUS CARE, Inc. as of 1st April 2022 to make it a subsidiary. 
NEXUS CARE operates 9 nursing homes and 7 residences with nursing care for the elderly mainly in Sapporo, Sendai and the Tokyo metropolitan area.
As a result of this acquisition, we will strive further growth as a long-term care operator, and ensuring sustainable service provision system by strengthening cooperation between long-term care, nursing care and medical care in the community.

The website "Anna-Konna" by Sompo Care received the 2020 Good Design Award (October 2020)

"Anna-Konna by Sompo care: Find Hints for Dementia Care" received the 2020 GOOD DESIGN AWARD (sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion). Sompo Care offers the website by aiming to offer support to and share its knowledge and expertise with caregivers who provide homecare for the people with Dementia.
"Anna-Konna" introduces ideas and hints of Sompo Care’s staff based on Sompo Care’s unique method for dementia care to aim to solve the problems of the persons who support the member with dementia in their families.
Sompo Care will continue to support people with dementia and those who have problems with dementia care in Japan, a super-aging society, by widely opening specific knowledge and know-how on dementia care to the public.

Developed “SOMPO Smile Program for Brain & Physical Health”, an Effective Program for Reducing the risk of cognitive impairment (July 2020)

SOMPO developed "SOMPO Smile Program for Brain & Physical Health" by aiming to prevent cognitive decline by improving the lifestyle of older people under the supervision of The National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology and Professor Kivipelto of Karolinska Institutet. The Program is the world's first nationwide social implementation program as a “FINGER Study-based Dementia prevention program” officially approved by Professor Kivipelto. SOMPO aims to reduce the risk of dementia in Japan by expanding the program all over Japan.

*FINGER Study: An intervention trial on the prevention of cognitive impairment among the elderly, initiated in Finland. The study was the first in the world to indicate that multi-domain intervention with exercise, diet, cognitive training and management of vascular/metabolic risk factors was effective in reducing the risk of cognitive impairment. It was conducted on 1,260 at risk people from the general population.

Implementation of the SOMPO Dementia Support Program

In order to address various social issues surrounding dementia, Sompo Holdings has been implementing the SOMPO Dementia Support Program since October 2018 as a Group-wide initiative aiming “to build a society that strives to prevent dementia and enables people to continue living long and happy lives with dignity as individuals, even after being diagnosed with dementia.” Through this initiative, Sompo Holdings seeks to realize its Group Management Philosophy, “We will strive to contribute to the security, health, and wellbeing of our customers and society as a whole by providing insurance and related services of the highest quality possible.” Sompo Holdings' Group companies have been marketing products and services such as SOMPO Egao Club Dementia Support Service, which provides checking tools for cognitive capabilities and offers services that help to prevent cognitive decline; Egao Wo Mamoru Dementia Insurance, an insurance product which pays a one-time insurance benefit when the insured is diagnosed with both MCI and dementia ; and Oyako No Chikara, an insurance product that enables people to avoid having to resign from work to provide nursing care to aging parents. Concurrently, Sompo Holdings has been conducting researches on dementia, as well as Dementia awareness and support activities.

Sompo Holdings participates in government subsidized research and development projects aiming to verifying the effectiveness of dementia prevention programs in controlling cognitive decline.

Sompo Holdings takes part as a cooperative institution in the Japan-multimodal intervention trial for prevention of dementia, which is a part of the "Project for Public-Private Development of Infrastructures for Demonstration of Innovations for Dementia Care" announced in September 2019 under a consignment R&D agreement with the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG) and AMED. The aim is to establish an intervention method conceiving future implementation in society and realize a “society where people are able to delay the development of dementia and even dementia patients are able to spend their daily lives in hope.”

Launch of “Future Care Lab in Japan”—a Project to Create New Nursing Care Services Through Collaboration Between People and Technology

Sompo Holdings and Sompo Care have established Future Care Lab in Japan (“Future Care Lab”), a research facility that will conduct activities such as demonstration trials of cutting-edge technologies from around the world. The Future Care Lab will effectively harness ICT and digital technology and reimagine what people should really be doing when they provide nursing care. In the process, the Future Care Lab will propose new ways of providing nursing care services through collaboration between people and technology. By verifying the reliability and safety of technologies at the Future Care Lab, the Sompo Holdings Group will deploy effective technologies to the nursing care service sites, with the aim of enhancing the quality and productivity of nursing care services. As a result, the Sompo Holdings Group will help to alleviate the supply-demand gap for nursing care personnel, build a sustainable nursing care business model and realize a sustainable society where the elderly can live with peace of mind.

Group companies

Sompo Care Inc.

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