Care: In old age - Childcare services

Information on age-appropriate apartments, retirement homes, nursing homes for the elderly and care in Schleswig-Holstein.

For a lifetime you could move freely without the help of others. Suddenly, however, you need regular care, outside help, a barrier-free living situation and other support and facilitation. These options include:

  • Age-appropriate housing : These apartments must meet special requirements, as they must enable seniors to lead an everyday life without obstacles. These are, for example, stepless access to the apartment, wheelchair-accessible sanitary and kitchen facilities, ramps, stair lifts, non-slip floor coverings and grab rails in the bathroom and toilet.
  • Senior housing complexes : While age-appropriate apartments are also individual apartments, senior housing complexes are several rental or condominium apartments, often in conjunction with services, care facilities and care facilities.
  • Nursing homes for the elderly : Old people's homes, non-profit or private-commercial, offer a full supply by in-house staff up to the most severe care. The numerical ratio of nurses and non-specialists is laid down in the Home Staff Ordinance.


Further information on care facilities, assisted living, outpatient care services and other topics related to care in old age can be found on the pages of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens (MSGJFS).

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