(Online article) – new concepts: networking of childcare facilities repeatedly we obtained from headlines, where it comes to the demographic change. The Federal Statistical Office has calculated: by the year 2050 the population in Germany to seven million people to a total of 75 million will shrink. The demographic development and the ongoing structural change will significantly change our society. There will be an increase in the number of older people, especially the multi-application, increasing. To meet their needs in the future, residential and care services must be linked better. In order to meet the demographic challenge, to find new living concepts and implement. Already a new keyword is found in the development of area-related concepts”goes. Central principle of a neighbourhood concept is the small-scale organization and networking of age living, support and facilities.
There is possible where older and younger people live together and support each other. Models emerge where except familial networks and contacts, such as between good neighbors, are conceivable. Older people want to live anonymously and not isolated and so a real principle of solidarity between the inhabitants can be developed. There are pilot projects in smaller residential areas or districts also. A most older people’s desire is to live as long as possible in the usual flat and familiar residential environment. People connect continuity and identity with the familiar residential environment that neighbourly contacts and familiar everyday processes remain largely intact for them. In particular through the design of age apartments, daily living AIDS, and community facilities in the residential district, as well as a quarter-related home care, independence also in care and to further aid can be preserved. LPs