Are you elderly and unable to manage in your current home – maybe because you need a specially adapted home, or are you dependent on nursing and care several times a day? Then the municipality must offer you suitable accommodation.
Types of housing for the elderly
- Senior housing
- Assisted living accommodation
- Nursing homes
- Private care homes
You may be allocated senior housing if you need housing which is specially designed for the elderly.
If you need accommodation in a nursing home or assisted living accommodation, the municipality will offer you such accommodation within 2 months of you being admitted to the waiting list (the assisted living guarantee).
If you need to go into a nursing home, this is because you require care and assistance several times a day and this care cannot be provided in any other accommodation, only in a nursing home.
Since October 2018, there has been a national survey of nursing homes (Social Services Gateway), which provides information and an overview of all nursing homes, care centres and private care homes. The purpose of the national survey of nursing homes is to support freedom of choice of nursing homes and to support fair competition between private and public providers.