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Sheltered housing for older people

Take into consideration

  • to municipality run sheltered housing you seek by contacting the social welfare services of your municipality
  • If you get yourself a place in a private sheltered housing unit, you will pay the full cost
  • If you are unable to go back home from a hospital, you may be transferred directly to a sheltered housing unit. In this case, you will only find out later how the municipality will support your living and related services.

Sheltered housing comes in many forms. You may buy or rent a flat or a room in a sheltered housing unit. In sheltered housing with 24-hour assistance, help is available round the clock.

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Updated: 6/4/2019