Free choice and high quality
Most of them do, however, choose the public services, which in Aarhus are renowned for their high quality, in particular the facilities in the local residential and activity centres as well as the standard of housing.
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Local centres gather services
All the local centres offer a wide range of services, both for elderly citizens who require no or little care and for those requiring a lot. The services include care, cleaning, food and exercise as well as social activities.
Independent referral coordinator
The elderly person or his or her close relatives can contact the referral coordinator themselves. The Aarhus City Council decides on the minimum standards for public services for the elderly.
Free choice between private and public services
For a number of services, the elderly can choose between private and public sector services. Accounting for about 10 per cent of the work, cleaning is an area in which there are many private sector providers.
Irrespective of whether the citizen opts for a private or public sector provider, the municipality will pay for the service to which the citizen is entitled following the assessment made by the referral coordinator.
Partnerships with associations
The City of Aarhus assists the associations by providing information about their services and by providing premises and funding.
Extensive user democracy
The Senior Citizens’ Council enjoys a right of consultation within many areas, and, in addition, there are user panels at the local centres, panels for relatives of residents and a complaints board.
The Aarhus model for citizen involvement represents a strong tradition for dialogue with citizens.
In future, intelligent housing for the elderly will be a development project in the City of Aarhus.
Center for Assisted Living Technology
At CAT, we test the latest assisted living technologies and implement the technologies with large-scale potential.