For older people, the home is no longer a social retreat, but rather increasingly becomes the centre of one's life, particularly when mobility is reduced.
Surveys have shown that older people in Germany spend 80% or more of the day in their own homes. Perceived quality of life in old age is very strongly dependent on an appropriate accommodation situation that is adapted to the requirements of the individual.
If someone's own home no longer meets these requirements, and if home adaptation work cannot successfully redesign the home, moving to a senior apartment, accommodation with assistance service, or supported accommodation may be an alternative.
New forms of accommodation and residential communities with support have also become increasingly important in recent years.
Senior apartments, accommodation with assistance service, and supported accommodation are available with public subsidies or privately.
Under certain circumstances, you may receive a certificate of eligibility for public housing for a publicly supported home.