Rehabilitative day activities for the elderly

We support the physical functional capacity and social interaction of the elderly, enabling them to live at home for as long as possible.

In rehabilitative day activities, we support your ability to function and pay attention to you as an individual. Our aim is to make it possible for you to live at home for as long as possible. Rehabilitative day activities could be a good option for you when your everyday quality of life has weakened, and this hinders you from coping at home or doing things that are meaningful to you. We aim to strengthen your resources, physical ability to function as well as to promote your social interaction with your peers. Rehabilitative day activities include: - physical exercises that support your activities of daily living (e.g. gym or balance exercises, sports games, body weight exercises) - memory and thinking exercises (e.g. games, assignments, quizzes) - practising manual skills needed in everyday life (e.g. baking) - social interaction (e.g. spending time together, group discussions). You can get into rehabilitative day activities based on a professional's assessment. When participating in rehabilitative day activities, we will set personal goals for you together. We will monitor these goals during the period agreed with you and before it ends. Rehabilitative day activities can be a way to organise an informal carer's statutory days off. If necessary, transport to the rehabilitative day activities can be arranged for you. The rehabilitative day activities usually take place outside the home in designated facilities for day activities or possibly remotely using a specified device, for example, via a tablet computer or telephone.

Conditions for receiving the Service

The service is intended for people who live in their own homes but need a wide range of rehabilitative activities to support coping at home. Rehabilitative day activities are always provided on the basis of an assessment made by a professional. The assessment takes into account the client's physical, mental and social functioning ability and the client is then directed to a group suiting their goals and needs. The service is granted for a period of 3-6 months, after which the need for it will be reassessed. Rehabilitative day activities can also be granted to support the informal carer's resources. You may be eligible for rehabilitative day activities in the following cases: - If your muscle strength in your legs and arms has decreased, which is noticeable as a difficulty in getting out of bed or off the toilet seat, if you have difficulty in moving around safely in your home using an aid, if you have an increased risk of falling or if you have decreased balance. - If you feel lonely or need social contact. You may also have been diagnosed with a decline in memory or a pre-existing memory disorder. -If you suffer from a decline in mood or melancholia. - If you have difficulties in performing everyday tasks, such as cooking or taking out the rubbish. - When you are an informal care patient The prerequisite for granting the service is also that: - you are able to work in a group - you are able to take part in a group with 1-2 people instructed at a time. The use of aids related to mobility or sensory functions, such as walkers/crutches/wheelchairs/walking sticks for visual impairment or hearing aids does not prevent you from taking part in the group.

The service is subject to a charge.