Living at home: funding

Most old people want to continue living in their own home. To help overcome the difficulties related to decreasing autonomy, Orne Council can provide financial support and/or home help services. The aim is to let the elderly benefit from day-to-day support with routine tasks that cause them problems, to prevent or put off the total loss of independence.

Allocation Personnalisée d’Autonomie (APA) à domicile - personalised autonomy benefit

The objective

Helping the elderly to fund home help and/or cover the costs related to decreased mobility (alarm system, meals delivered to their home, etc.)

Recipients

People aged 60 and over with diminished autonomy (Groupes Iso-Ressources 1 to 4/GIR – a scale used to measure dependency in France). The amount of benefit paid is defined by a medical and welfare team who visit the person's home. Together with the person and their family, the team decides on the support required. Depending on the elderly person’s resources, he may be required to pay a contribution. Over 4,100 elderly people benefit from APA in the Orne, coming to a total of over €18M.

Home help

The objective

Providing physical help with household chores.

Recipients

Disabled people aged under 60 and elderly people requiring material help to be able to stay at home, subject to their resources.