You live in your house or flat. However, it appears that your house has become too big, or is not suitable. Maybe you don't know this, but CURA can help you.
ADAPTING YOUR LIVING SPACE
CURA can help you adapt your house with small tricks such as installing a grab bar or an anti-slip mat.
If your home needs to be better adapted to your daily life, CURA organises an appointment with an occupational therapist of your choice.
But CURA will also help you with larger works such as improving your house in case of a sale or rental. CURA will help you to find external service providers to carry out these works.
Don't neglect these improvements, they can be beneficial for you in the short and long term.
If you no longer wish to live at home or are unable to stay at home, we will help you find suitable accommodation. For this purpose we offer you the different types of accommodation that are available, depending on your needs, but also on your wishes and your budget. We will then help you make appointments, visit the accommodation and all the steps until you move in.
There are different types of accommodation for senior citizens such as:
- Rest home
- Rest and care home
- Service flats
- Day care centre
- Short-stay centre
It is also possible to consider 'down-sizing' (a term from the United States), consisting of living in a smaller dwelling in order to be able to enter daily life better.
An increasingly common solution that makes it possible to stay outside a circuit of establishments is colocation. This can be a room with other senior citizens, or an intergenerational roommate.
The Rest Home: this is an institution that can be public or private. They must be approved by the Region (Walloon, Brussels, Flemish). These institutions are intended for people who are over 60 years old and have their usual place of residence there. These rest homes offer accommodation (protected space) but also collective services (activities, relaxation but also cleaning, etc.), help with everyday life and, if necessary, care.
Rest and Care Home
The Rest and Care Home usually consists of a number of 'care beds' that are integrated into the rest home. These 'beds' are reserved for highly dependent persons who no longer need acute care, but for whom a guarantee of perfect support is offered.
The service flats offer accommodation and services "à la carte". This formula is suitable for autonomous senior citizens, who can live in individual accommodation with the possibility of using any support services (e.g. catering services, health and safety assistance). They are not medically supported.
Each senior has his or her own flat, which he or she can furnish as he or she wishes. These flats are equipped with communal areas (lounges, library, fitness rooms, sometimes a swimming pool, etc.), a range of à la carte paid services (reception, cleaning, catering, entertainment, home services, hairdresser, administrative assistance, making appointments, delivering groceries, etc.).
Day-care centre: a centre in or adjacent to a retirement home or a rest and care home, where persons aged 60 or over who lose their autonomy are cared for during the day, benefiting from family and domestic care and, if necessary, therapeutic and social care.
Short-stay centre: an accommodation, medical or non-medical, designed to guarantee the material, emotional and psychological safety of the elderly for a stay ranging from a few days to a few weeks.