Open old people´s help
Some institutions are called "open old people´s help", when they are not only focused on professional nursing care, but also on topics of general consulting, just like living at home, leisure and occupation and the related challenges.
The open old people´s help is not only to be understood as a supplementary range for professional health care, it represents an independent social area, containing elements just like education, cultural offers, prevention, promoting volunteering and participation.
Guiding principles are e.g. "produktives Alter", self-aid and prevention, social integration and social responsibility. The old people´s helps mainly aims at a co-operation between senior citizens being able to help themselves, civic engagement, support and networking and thus represents an important approach to modern senior politics. Given the demographic development and changed social structures, intergenerational aspects become increasingly important.