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    Mobile Services: Good care at the age

    Many people fear the age on the care of dependent relatives to be or to have to go into a home. But with the support of mobile services is an independent living home for a long time possible.
    Home Help is an old woman the food on the table
    Mobile services will help address the challenges of everyday life (© BilderBox.com)
    First the good news: Nearly three quarters of very old, so people 80 and over, are still living at home. Either alone, child with your partner or with a (grand). Especially in the countryside or in small towns often three or four generations are living in one house, or at least on the same grounds.
    Fortunately, advanced age should not be equated automatically with care. Many 80-year-olds are still very active, can cause its own budget and have a social network of friends, family members and acquaintances. However, it comes with age to some physical degradation processes that can be reflected in reduced performance, faster fatigue or limitations in mobility.
    Thus, about half of women over 80 years, not without difficulty carry shopping bags, to bend down or climb stairs. Especially when there is no elevator in the house or when advanced old because of dizziness or musculoskeletal pain to feel insecure, they go in the worst case, not even out on the street.
    Home help and home help
    In such a situation provider of mobile services (eg, Austrian Red Cross, charity, public assistance, charity, etc ....) is a very helpful support. Depending on individual needs, to be levied at the beginning of a graduate nurse of the organization together with the client, then comes once a week up to three times a day, a home help.
    At the initial meeting will, if desired, a request for advice on the care offered. As the costs for mobile services are graded according to the income of those affected, may - together with care - to ensure adequate care.
    The tasks of the home-help, ranging from shopping, errands - such as roads to the doctor or pharmacy, personal care, food warm or activities in the household, and there are for cleaning their own domestic helpers, or cleaners.
    Visiting service
    Often there are volunteers of known organizations such as charity and help people who are active in visiting service. In this social supply is about to counter the loneliness of old people. The visiting service is for chatting, playing cards, going for walks or to read aloud from the newspaper. The focus is on interpersonal contact and the need to talk to each other.
    Meals on Wheels 
    A big relief for people who find cooking too much trouble, the "meals on wheels" - these are meals that are delivered fresh daily or weekly package home and only have to be warmed up. A person receiving care, the food is replaced at a discounted price.
    Emergency Phone
    The emergency call can old people, especially single people who request help by pressing a button. It is built up after pressing the button on the emergency bracelet a telephone to the respective charity. This immediately prompted a similar measure. Either an ambulance sent or will inform the relatives. The Red Cross is Rufhilfe, in others related to the: www.rufhilfe.at . However, other providers of mobile services such as charity help people, Samaritans, etc. offer the emergency phone.
    Key safe
    Many older people find it difficult to open the front door for home help or other mobile services. Therefore, the flat key is kept in a small safe that is secured to the door. This approximately 15 cm high box jumps after typing in a numerical code on the home and can help remove the key.
    Even the emergency organization can give you the code of the key safes known. Then save it in an emergency, the door must be broken or possibly it comes to time delays. In Vienna, some companies provide the key safe - for the rest of the federal inquiries it is best therefore to the relevant mobile services.
    Differences to the assisted living
    Basically you go in the assisted living assume that the tenants when they start their home, can still run their own household. Arises later demand for mobile services, these must also be purchased, as in every other apartment.
    The benefits of assisted living are in addition to the accessibility of the house and the home, especially in the social network in which the tenants are involved. Although initial experiences have indicated that the neighbourly contacts are well designed, as everywhere else too: Some people value the community, others stay on their own.
    Who does not want to move into a supervised apartment remains, quite simply, in its previous home and can of course also the entire range of mobile services to complete. Well in this case would, however, an adaptation of the flat within the meaning of the widest possible accessibility.

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