Assisted living for senior citizens in Berlin

How is life in a senior citizen's residence different from serviced living, assisted living or a flat-sharing community? And which type of accommodation is the best fit for my situation?

There are many living options for people in need of care in Berlin. We would be pleased to advise you on the different types of accommodation and find the best solution for you und your relatives.

Senior citizen’s residence, service living and assisted living

Many elderly people want to live independently in their own homes, safe in the knowledge that they can receive help quickly and easily when needed. There is a variety of offers available to accommodate both requirements, but they differ vastly in terms of equipment, scope of services and costs. A senior citizen’s residence is a residential building located and equipped to meet the demands of elderly people. Most do not offer additional services. Offers such as assisted living (often called service living) are a form of independent living in a senior citizens–™ community with additional services and shared facilities. They may include a 24-hour domestic emergency call system, a shared lunch area or a janitorial service, for example. The various names of the living arrangements are not protected. It is important to find out as much as possible about all existing support and care services ahead of time.

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Shared living and outpatient assisted living communities

Shared living refers to a wide variety of self-initiated projects by residents, such as intergenerational housing projects. Outpatient assisted living communities in Berlin or care housing communities in Berlin are an alternative to nursing homes. People with a high need for care and support live here, such as people with dementia.

12 – Checklist Nursing Home Read more Fact sheet no. 12 (204 KB)
13 – Accommodation for the Elderly

“Accommodation for the Elderly” describes different forms and types of housing. The most important include: Senior citizens’ home Home care or assisted living Community living Out-patient assisted living communities Nursing home These types of living accommodation differ in the extent...

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14 – Assisted Living for the Elderly Service –“ Living

Many older people want to live independent lives in their own home combined with the safety of being able to quickly and easily get help in case of need. “Assisted living– or “Service-living– attempts to address these needs.“Assisted living,“ also...

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15 – Check list Assisted Living for the elderly/Service Living

Assisted residential facilities (see also Information Sheet No. 14 Assisted Living) differ greatly in terms of facilities, service package and cost. This relatively new service is not the solution for everyone. Therefore, it is important to gather information ahead of...

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38 – The scope of application of WBVG

The Residential and Care Contract Law (WBVG) is a consumer protection law and regulates contracts between traders and consumers of legal age, where the letting of residential  property is  linked  to  the  payment  or offer of  nursing or care  services....

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