binschonda cooperates i.a., with Verein zur Förderung altersgerechten Wohnens gGmbh (www.faw-ggmbH.de), which specialise in the planning and rental of barrier-free apartments for flat-sharing communities.
In collaboration with these association, we advise people requiring care, their relatives and carers on alternative living arrangements and offer people with and without dementia suitable flat-sharing groups with ambulatory attendance. Landlords and the nursing service work in close cooperation and are reliable partners of district authorities, nursing care insurance schemes and carers.
As soon as a person requires intensive nursing, his relatives also frequently experience levels of physical and mental stress that test the limits of their endurance. Despite all efforts, home nursing is often no longer possible. If remaining in one’s home is put into question, living in a flat-sharing senior community becomes an attractive alternative to a nursing home. Persons requiring nursing continue living a self-determined life in their own quarters, but they enjoy round-the-clock care according to their individual requirements. The familiar and homely atmosphere, the favourable price and the knowledge that the tenants can live in a self-determined manner are important advantages.
Our offer is directed at persons of various age groups with reduced mobility, those requiring care and those suffering from various ailments. Our objective is to preserve and further the occupants’ abilities.
The residents bring their own furniture and hence a piece of their familiar environment and, to a great extent, determine their everyday life. The community draws up its own menu plan and cooks together. Depending on the level of care the occupants require, they participate in domestic chores, shopping, occupational therapy and in excursions and entertainment events.
Our flat-sharing communities are situated in modern, comfortable, smartened up facilities (in Prenzlauer Berg, Mahlsdorf and elsewhere). The size of the individual rooms varies. Each generously appointed common section comprises a kitchen, a dining area and living quarters. Each resident has his own room. He decides himself on how it is appointed and furnished. All rooms are bright, friendly and some have a balcony or an outside terrace. The next tram stop is located within five minutes’ walking distance.
The rental costs vary depending on room size and in most cases they are within the scope of WAV (Berlin’s housing alignment regulation). The rent includes heating, operating costs, electricity, telephone, TV and garbage disposal charges. The rental contract is concluded directly between the occupants and the FAW, the landlord.
In addition, binschonda nursing service requires payment of the costs of board and household on an individual basis.
binschonda settles accounts for the nursing services rendered directly with the nursing care insurance schemes and district authorities. Depending on the nursing service required and the financial situation of the client concerned, he may be asked to pay a share of the costs from his own funds.