Germany's first nursing home for Turks to open

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11 December 2006, Berlin (dpa) - Germany's first nursing home for ethnic Turks is to open this week in the capital Berlin and will include an Islamic prayer-room, according to a healthcare company, Marseille Kliniken. The Berlin Turkish people's society is to be a partner in the project. The home, Turk Huzur Evi, will open Friday in the city's strongly Turkish Kreuzberg neighbourhood and will employ Turkish speaking staff. Marseille Kliniken, a private company operating for-profit clinics and 53 nursing ho

11 December 2006

Berlin (dpa) - Germany's first nursing home for ethnic Turks is to open this week in the capital Berlin and will include an Islamic prayer-room, according to a healthcare company, Marseille Kliniken.

The Berlin Turkish people's society is to be a partner in the project. The home, Turk Huzur Evi, will open Friday in the city's strongly Turkish Kreuzberg neighbourhood and will employ Turkish speaking staff.

Marseille Kliniken, a private company operating for-profit clinics and 53 nursing homes, said the 155-bed home would cater to the cultural and Islamic needs of elderly Turks in need of constant care.

Care of men and women would be strictly segregated in line with patients' wishes.

It said an estimated 350,000 of the 2.4 million ethnic Turks living in Germany were past retirement age. Berlin alone has a population of 120,000 Turkish nationals and 60,000 German nationals of Turkish origin, the Turkish society said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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