During the time I was in Germany, I realized that the Germans have a completely different attitude towards nursing homes, than Russians, they talk about it as some kind of resort or sanatorium, and not about a place where unnecessary old people are taken. Therefore, I decided to personally see some conditions in nursing homes in Germany and why the locals like them so much, at the same time I will show you, I want to know the opinions of fellow countrymen!
First of all, I want to say that pleasure is not cheap, I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or so thought out, but a month of living in a German nursing home costs about one average pension, which in Germany is about 900 euros. That is, to live in such a house, you need to give them your entire pension for this, but what will we get in return? >By the way, if you suddenly decide to meet old age in a German nursing home, I remind you that 900 euros for ours will be 76 thousand!
< p class="article-render__block article-render__block_unstyled" data-points="4">Actually, I didn't compare German nursing homes to hotels or boarding houses for nothing, because they have almost the same conditions!
Let's start with meals, which of course are included in the price, these are three meals and two snacks: breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner. Dishes to choose from, the menu is regularly updated so as not to become boring.
I will add that you are not limited, you can go to the store and buy what you want yourself, this is not a prison or a hospital, even order pizza there, no one will say a word to you if you pay yourself, with free money.
The living conditions are the same hotels:
A private room of 20-30 squares with a private toilet and bathroom, live alone or with a partner of your choice (for example, with a wife/husband). Room service, that is, cleaning and changing bed linen, usually every 5-7 days. Also, you can transport your entire wardrobe from home there, there are washing machines, irons and more.
There is also a TV, plus you can buy and bring any equipment, whether it's a computer or a huge plasma, you control the number free.
By the way, if you suddenly want to cook something yourself, there is a shared kitchen, usually one for 5-10 rooms
The area looks like the main building and buildings with wards, usually a dining room, first aid room, hobby rooms and leisure rooms are located in the main building. In addition, there are additional entertainments on the territory, such as a swimming pool, a court, a small park and other things.
Again, let me remind you – no one keeps visitors, if you want to – go for a walk in a city park, or even go on vacation to another country, or to nature, to the forest, to the lake.
Among other things, the price includes a regular medical examination, a small cinema, wellness treatments and much more.
As I said – in fact, this is a boarding house or something like that, usually older Germans go there at their own request and at their own expense, when the family lives separately or does not exist at all.
For example, my friend's friend, a native German, lives in Hamburg, but works as a shift in Finland, very often he is not at home for 3 -5 months, he is the only child, and his father, having lost his wife, was left all alone. He has a choice of cuckooing this at home, or living in a boarding house where they will cook, wash, take care of his health, entertain him, plus communicate with peers, nothing is needed from him.
The pension is given for a boarding house, but rents out an apartment, saves free money from it and periodically flies on vacation with another man from the boarding house.
Another fun fact is that you can also have a car there, there is a special parking for guests' cars.
This is quite curious and seems like a good way out for lonely old people, of course if the family is large and keeps in touch – they usually do without it.
Personally, I have not decided on my attitude to such a trend, but I am very interested in what you think, is this a good idea or not?