Accommodation solutions

Personnes âgées hébergement

For the elderly, moving into a home or a foster family is often the best way of ensuring the right medical supervision and/or safety.

The Orne has a large and diversified range of accommodation offers, with nearly 5,500 places in some 70 establishments.

The council’s role 

Quality assurance for homes for the eldery and ensuring they are accessible to everyone in the Orne:

  • it funds work to modernise establishments and improve service quality (€3.5M)
  • it sets the daily rates for retirement homes and care units, according to the establishments’ budgets and projects. 
  • it provides financial support for residents with insufficient resources

Sheltered accommodation, retirement homes and day care centres

The Orne has 70 main accommodation centres, each adapted to the specific difficulties of a category of the elderly and run by qualified staff:

  • 23 sheltered housing projects or small non-medical housing units, not qualified for a welfare accommodation support, intended for autonomous older people, with some 929 places.
  • 47 Etablissements d’Hébergement pour Personnes Âgées Dépendantes (EHPAD)– homes for dependent elderly people, including:
    • 9 retirement homes adjacent to hospitals with 1,630 places, plus 140 places in two long-term care units for the elderly whose level of health and dependency require constant medical care and assistance, 
    • 12 public retirement homes with 929 places.
    • 19 private charity-run retirement homes with 1,391 places.
    • 7 private commercially-run retirement homes, not qualified for welfare accommodation support, with 484 places.

In addition to specific day care structures already existing within the EHPADs, the Orne also has 5 day care structures with a total of 47 places for people suffering from Alzheimer's or similar conditions, including one mobile service in the Pays du Perche.

In all, there are 929 places in sheltered housing and small housing units, 4,573 authorised places in the EHPADs and 47 places in day care.

Foster family care

This is an alternative to living at home or in a specialist establishment. Accommodation in a foster family can help to forge strong social links.

The principle

A family accepts to share their home, in exchange for payment, with a person aged 60 or over or with a disabled adult whose health does not require constant medical supervision or care. 

Orne Council's role is to maintain the right balance in the relationship. It grants approval of the foster family and provides training. It provides welfare supervision of the people accommodated and ensures that the contract signed between the two parties is complied with.

The main benefit

Preventing the eldery or disabled people from being isolated and letting them enjoy the reassurance and warmth of a family home.

How it works

Approval is granted for the foster family, for a given period, after a visit of their home by the social worker responsible for family care. It determines the number and category of people that may be accommodated and the type of accommodation.

The contract drawn up between the two parties sets out the rights and duties of each one (material and financial terms of the agreement). The carer is remunerated by the person accommodated, who may benefit from financial support from Orne Council or the Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF)– family benefit agency.

Training for the foster family is provided by Orne Council or by one of its service providers.