You have the freedom to choose your own housing! Many seniors are still mentally fit enough to carry out their everyday lives, yet often reach their physical limits. In such cases, assisted living is one of the more compelling options, as offered by our chosen facilities.
Assisted living gives elderly people a high degree of autonomy, while assistance and care are in the immediate vicinity if required. The seniors live in their own private area with a kitchen and bathroom and, in case of difficulties, can always rely on experienced nursing staff at any time.
Even couples with different care needs can take up assisted living in one place and spend their time together.
The carefully selected senior citizen residences abroad guarantee their residents a life in a premium environment. They offer you premium assistance, luxurious facilities, leisure and cultural opportunities and an all-round caring service. Each of these facilities has its own nursing service, which is always there for you during the day and at night.
A nursing home is often an alternative form of accommodation even for those with severe dementia. Accordingly, the nursing homes we have selected also specialize in the care and housing of dementia patients.
Our partners guarantee absolute security through 24-hour support with a high number of staff, good medical care and fast emergency assistance.
Not only are the quality of care and the aforementioned benefits important to us, but also the level of social interaction available for the patients. We ensure that homes can provide the necessary social contact with like-minded people and that they organise regular leisure activities and engagement opportunities. We do not partner with residencies housing a large number of seniors and we always ensure that they are generously staffed.
Most seniors will, at some point, require short-term nursing care. For example, after spending some time in the hospital or after experiencing a worsening of health. This often provides relief for the carers at home, as well as for the seniors themselves.
We can help you to recover quickly! Short-term care patients can always be sure that they are in good hands in our selected and tested nursing homes. They provide all the services that the rest of the residents benefit from, such as basic care and treatment, participation in treatment and engagement opportunities.
We are happy to advise you on what services you are entitled to through German health insurance.
If a caregiver at home cannot look after the patient for a short or long period of time, then we can offer respite care as an alternative. In this case, the staff in one of our recommended houses can take care of the patients. The nurses at these facilities are well prepared for adapting to transitional care.
All the necessary services are provided. These include basic care and treatment, participation in activities and the use of the various facilities of the homes.
We are happy to advise you on what services you are entitled to through German health insurance.
Dementia (lat. dementia, de mente = without mind, of senses) is a disease-related disorder that impacts the performance of the brain. It is identified by a reduction in cognitive abilities (such as memory and ability to think). In addition, a change in social behaviour, motivation and personality also occurs. Depending on the cause and stage of dementia, the symptoms can vary. In general, dementia is the generic term for about 50 diseases, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common and most well-known. According to the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, two thirds of the senior citizens who are affected by dementia suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, about 1.6 million people are currently affected in Germany. A doubling of the affected persons is expected by 2050 with a growing and ageing population.
The prognoses of the disease are unfortunately not favorable, because no therapy can stop the progression of dementia completely. Thus, even with early treatment, it is to be expected that dementia sufferers will require care at some point.
We are here to help you and your close ones affected by dementia. In our residential care homes dementia patients are well treated and respected seniors.
The diagnosis of “dementia” not only affects those affected, but also the family members. Dementia is often a major challenge for caregivers as patients require constant attention from caregivers. In this country there are various and diverse care options for dementia patients, such as Home Care, outpatient care services, assisted living, “Demenz-WGs” and nursing homes. In fact, the provision of outpatient services is often not sufficient. Also not in combination with day care and night care. And the state support, unfortunately, is limited. If the disease progresses, a nursing home is often the better solution.
The decision to move to a care home can sometimes be difficult and can depend on many external factors. There are limited opportunities for quality care in Germany. In addition, the cost of these facilities can often put a strain on the patient’s and the family’s finances.
In Germany, there are currently more than ten thousand care homes and this number is growing. As the number of dementia sufferers in our society is also increasing, the facilities have to adapt to the special requirements of such residents. There has to be an everyday carer for these residents which is not always possible in Germany due to a lack of nursing staff. German nursing homes and retirement homes are working at their absolute limits; however, the elderly people in need of care often suffer from a lack of time spent with carers and helpers. For this reason, families will often have to pay a high price for a satisfactory service here in Germany.
The social security system in Germany provides certain benefits for people with dementia that enable them to receive treatment, care and attention. Caregivers can also benefit from support. Affected persons and their families can obtain information directly from their health or long-term care insurance. The statutory health insurance funds cover the costs for all measures that serve the treatment of diseases and are included in the so-called Service Catalogue. This also applies to medical visits, prescription drugs, therapeutic measures or aids that are necessary in the course of dementia. The costs of nursing care are also covered if they are prescribed.
Anyone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia will need regular support sooner or later. If nursing care is expected to be required for more than six months, the nursing care insurance can partly cover the incurred costs. The scope of financial support depends on the severity of the situation and the degree of care. This is where you can turn to us. Our facilities are a compelling alternative, with an optimal price-performance ratio and with round-the-clock care for their loved ones.
Abroad, the staff ratio tends to be very high (1:1), regardless of the nursing degree. Many of our institutions are specialised in providing care for dementia patients. In the foreign, often very small family care facilities, seniors will find individual care and love. The dementia patients feel comfortable and cares for due to the family-like environment. In addition, the care is much more affordable.
Our partners abroad:
* Professional support and needs-based support.
People suffering from dementia gradually lose their ability to care for themselves. The necessary care offered in our homes abroad includes an extremely competent Team of German speaking nurses and doctors, physiotherapists and psychologists. In some cases a 24-hour care is also possible.
* Participation in daily life.
Dementia-stricken seniors often retreat into passivity; on the one hand due to the disease no longer allowing them to shape their everyday lives, and on the other hand due to their fear of failure. In our homes, your sick family member can continue to participate in an active lifestyle; by taking meals together, interacting in social and intellectual activities and – as far as possible-walking in the countryside. Thus, well-being can be significantly increased and previous skills can be retained longer. The nursing and care staff ensure that the elderly remain physically and mentally fit through special activities. Fixed points for temporal orientation, such as festivals and rituals, are also very important for dementia sufferers, which are celebrated in all institutions abroad according to the traditions of the German-speaking world. Maintaining a connection with relatives and friends is also important. Most facilities offer visitors’ accommodation in separate Bungalows; thus, you can combine your visit with a holiday.
• Security and orientation.
People with dementia also find it increasingly difficult to orient themselves in their everyday environment. That is why it is important to follow up on their needs. Since changes are usually confusing and scary, familiar objects and the usual order of things help the seniors in their orientation and give them the feeling of safety. For this reason, our partners offer their new residents the possibility to set up their new room with their own furniture in the familiar order and / or in the familiar surroundings. The seniors are encouraged to take some personal items with them to feel at home.
• At home: Comfort is a priority.
Many modern nursing homes, whether large or small, are based on the following mission statement: The old people live in small groups with a solid nursing staff. So they feel involved in a social fabric. The interior design is also special: the rooms of the residents are usually around a central living, dining and cooking area. The Motto is: Even with dementia, you can experience beautiful hours together.
Contact us with all your questions on this subject. We will be happy to advise you on the insurance benefits of long-term care as well as forms of care for people suffering from dementia and help you find a suitable care place that meets your requirements and needs.
A supervised holiday in one of our selected facilities is specifically tailored to the needs of elderly or dependent travelers. Enjoy a wonderful and carefree holiday with like-minded people in the vicinity of tranquil and beautiful villages. You will be able to enjoy a relaxed holiday while also benefitting from the best residential and treatment facilities.
Let us take care of all your needs and spoil you! In our recommended homes, which are located in wonderfully quiet locations, we offer you the advantage of around the clock supervised care with a highly professional staff, medical attention and quick help in case of an emergency.
Staying at one of our recommended houses not only provides you with access to a professional medical staff, but also has the additional benefit of meeting people of similar interests and finding new friends.
Care is taken to ensure that each of the participants is looked after to their satisfaction both on planned excursions and at events. For example, we offer a holiday on the warm, sunny island of Crete, with a round-the-clock service and a cook!
If an expert from the Medical Service of the Health Insurance (MDK) or your private care insurance has confirmed that you are in need of care, you will receive a monthly allowance to cover the costs of care. The amount of this grant depends on the level of care you require (level 1-5).
We are happy to advise you on your health insurance in case you stay abroad in one of our houses.
We guarantee high quality medical and personal care at any of our recommended care homes. Depending on the house, a family doctor and a physiotherapist can also be available.
Highly qualified German-speaking nurses care for our residents around the clock in close consultation with doctors and / or medical specialists.
All the necessary medicines are delivered daily by a pharmacy.
We support an unrestricted way of life: the homes we have carefully picked provide their residents with age-appropriate and unrestricted living space.
Appealing, friendly design and an age-appropriate functionality are not mutually exclusive. Our spacious rooms are the best example of this.
Each of the houses has a common room where people can socialise with each other. Our facilities are surrounded by greenery which invite you to linger and enjoy nature.
The residential group approach is a fantastic method of implementing individual care for our seniors.
Like in a family, qualified nurses in each housing group can respond to the needs of their members and accompany them in their daily activities.
Our principles ensure an individual approach with each client, transparency and honesty. We take into account the needs of each client and support them through every step of choosing and applying for a home.
Elderly people, and especially those with dementia, need consistent and steady caregivers (competent, caring nurses and therapists with whom they can also speak in their mother tongue) and a reliable daily routine. This gives them a sense of security.
In some of our facilities, dementia sufferers are looked after by the same caregivers. In others, this service is not offered free of charge.
Studies show that those who stay active for long periods of time and stimulate the senses enjoy a higher quality of life in old age. For this reason, there are regular culture and entertainment events offered in German in the homes of our partner companies (even abroad).
Above all, it is important that older people look forward to upcoming celebrations and events. In the facilities selected by us, great importance is placed on German traditions and festivals, such as the celebration of Christmas, Easter and birthdays.