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Old 14.08.2019, 13:45
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Re: Does your Krankenkasse help finance your stay in a retirement home?

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This has been discussed in similar threads, but since we are on the subject:

Another option that might help you stay in your own home is Wohnen für Hilfe.

https://pszh.ch/soziales-und-beratun...rtnerschaften/

This is project where Pro Senectute and several universities have teamed up to solve two social problems: the shortage of affordable housing for students and seniors living alone in isolation.

The idea is that many seniors have flats or houses with extra space. In exchange for companionship and a bit of help around the house, students get a room in the senior's home. The 'rent' is one hour help per m2 private room per month. So if the student had a 15m2 bedroom exclusively for him or herself, the rent would be 15 hours of activity per month.

The senior and the student are free to define help as they both see fit. Perhaps a bit of gardening or cleaning help, or maybe some shopping or errand running, or even going to the opera together.

Above and beyond solving the housing/isolation problem, the goal is to try to build bridges between generations.
Yes, I have also read very positive reports of this scheme. Pro senectute helps the two parties to think through the contents of the deal and set up the contract. As far as I have heard, there are more students looking for an arrangement like this than seniors offering it.

It's a great idea for any senior who
  • lives within reasonable reach of a university or college, and
  • is fortunate enough to have a home large enough to offer a spare room.
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