Joyce Chien, the founder of Hygge Healthcare, came from a long-term nursing background. After years of working in home business, she was determined to devote herself back to healthcare and specifically, into long-term care. After repeated appeals from Joyce Chien, Helen Chen, Joyce Chien’s former nursing teacher and mentor, finally accepted the invitation to serve as Hygge Healthcare’s chief executive officer.
Helen Chen has 20-year nursing experience working in intensive care units, medical oncology and visiting nurse in Long Island, New York, USA. Prior to moving to USA, Helen Chen worked in clinical nursing and education in Taiwan, rounding out almost 40 years of extensive nursing experience. Together with a group of like-minded people, the founder and the CEO dove into Taiwan’s long-term care services. From here, Hygge Healthcare was established as a private funded long-term residential organization.
“Hygge” is derived from Danish. Hygge stands for warmth, harmony, comfort and pleasure, embodying the central concepts of the organization: Comfort, Tranquility, Respect and Dignity.
Hygge hopes that warmth and peacefulness accompany the residents of their organization, allowing them to happily and freely live out their golden years under professional care.
Following the principles of compassion and respect, Hygge looks forward to providing professional and welcoming services to the residents. In addition to offering state-of-the-art healthcare equipment and excellent nursing care, Hygge hopes to further advance the industry by providing professional training courses in nursing, long-term care, and sharing valuable practical experiences in the clinical setting. By integrating the expertise of multiple disciplines of healthcare, Hygge hopes to improve Taiwan’s long-term care services and advance national standards of care alongside international standards.