Drönar vy över Boden centrum en vinterdag med Å-center i fokus.

New housing option at Å-center

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The municipality of Boden is among the first municipalities in the country to set up a municipal development-assessed sheltered housing. The location is Å-center and the accommodation opened in mid-March.

The housing is a form of housing between your own home with home care and a traditional nursing home with round-the-clock care. It is intended for you with a need for support and help in everyday life and has loneliness problems and a feeling of insecurity. Care and nursing needs must be less than round-the-clock care and you must be 65 years of age or older.

In the accommodation, you live in your own apartment and receive help from the home care staff based on your needs. The accommodation also has common areas and the opportunity for activities and shared meals with others. There are activity coordinators for day activities as well as staff for support and advice at night. There will also be night staff who can relieve the home service with the night alarms at the accommodation.

Boden in the bream

The municipality of Boden is among the first municipalities in Sweden to establish developmentally assessed municipal sheltered housing. It has been designed based on the Social Services Act’s intentions for what a sheltered housing should contain and offer.

Architects have developed different themes on each floor for both well-being and for the residents to easily recognize themselves and distinguish the different plans. The apartments are newly renovated and have fantastic views out to Bodån and over Boden town. Centrum and Gågatan are right around the corner for those who want to go out to trade and activities.

– It is very exciting to be involved in shaping the content for this form of housing and we receive questions from other parts of the country, says Annika Eriksson, the development assistance unit.

Matilda Lundqvist, unit manager for the home service center north, is responsible for the staff and the operational activities in the house.

There are a total of 55 places and slightly different sizes of apartments. The need for secure housing is investigated by development assistance officers according to the National Board of Health and Welfare’s method IBIC (the individual’s needs at the center) and after an individual needs assessment according to the Social Services Act.

If you or your relative wants to know more or apply for a place:

Contact the assistance unit on: 0921-627 08 or send a written application to:

Aid unit, Boden municipality, 961 86 Boden.

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