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Housing services for senior citizens are there for those no longer able to live in their own home, even if they receive extensive support services and homecare.Forms of housing services include service housing, enhanced service housing, and enhanced service housing for those with memory disorders.

The housing services unit also provides shift care (interval care / short-term institutional care).

Service housing

Service housing is for those who can no longer manage in their own home with the help of home services. Service housing refers to housing and services provided in a service apartment, such as care and nursing services and catering services. The service housing unit is staffed during the day and evening. The services of the night patrol are arranged according to the client’s needs during the night.

Enhanced service housing

Enhanced service housing is a form of housing for those who need a lot of help, care and supervision around the clock. Staff are available 24 hours a day.

Enhanced service housing for residents with memory disorders

The units are for those who have been diagnosed with a memory disorder and need round-the-clock treatment. Due to a memory disorder, a resident may need special supervision.

The number of residents in these units is usually smaller than in other units of enhanced service housing.

Interval care – Shift care – Short-term institutional care

The housing service units also provide shift care (interval care / short-term institutional care). It may be necessary that a caregiver needs a respite from caring or that outpatient services are in some way inadequate for a patient’s needs.

It is possible to also use shift care to take statutory family respite from caregiving. There may be regular or occasional shifts at separately agreed times.

Shift care supports living at home, offering variation and respite from everyday life for both relatives and the person requiring it.