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An investigation into residential care homes for the elderly published by La Banque Postale

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There are more and more elderly people living in France*, and with age comes a loss of independence.

There are more and more elderly people living in France*, and with age comes a loss of independence. La Poste, conscious of its social engagement, has launched several initiatives to promote ‘living well at home’, some intended for the general public, such as Watch Over My Parents and Ardoiz, with others created for associations, such as Savourer Chez Vous and Proxi Vigie Cohesio.

However, it’s not always possible for elderly people to stay in their homes forever, particularly if they start to need more help. Unless they’re cared for by a member of the family, in France, they’ll often move into what’s known as an EHPAD (a residential care home for dependent elderly people).

But what are the different kinds of facilities? How much do they cost (for accommodation, dependency and care)? How much does the resident or their family have to pay out of pocket every month? What is the breakdown of these facilities' operating expenses and income? So many questions that are all answered in this investigation published by La Banque Postale Collectivités Locales, which you can download here.

 

The report provides an overview of residential care home facilities, with a number of graphics, maps and tables, which will be of interest to those involved in regional development and, more generally, anyone who wants to find out more about dependent care.

La Banque Postale is the leading lender to local authorities and public hospitals in France. It finances care home construction and renovation projects, in association with these organisations and authorities.

*Between 2007 and 2017, the number of French citizens aged 60-74 increased from 13.2% to 16.2%, and those over 75 increased from 8.5% to 9.1% (source: INSEE).

*Between 2007 and 2017, the number of French citizens aged 60-74 increased from 13.2% to 16.2%, and those over 75 increased from 8.5% to 9.1% (source: INSEE).