Short-term Care for People with Disabilities
What is Short-term Care?
Short-term care means people with disabilities can live for a short time in sheltered housing. A short time means for a few days or a few weeks. At most, they can stay for 6 weeks.
People in short-term care live as a guest in shared accommodation, together with 6 other people.
There is always a carer in the shared accommodation, including at night and at the weekend.
Who is Short-term Care for?
Short-term Care is for:
- people with mental disabilities
- people with physical disabilities
- people with mental and physical disabilities
who are 15 years or older and live in Upper Austria.
Why do I need Short-term Care?
- The person, who cares for you, is ill.
- The person, who cares for you, is on holiday.
- For a short time you need more help, for example after an operation.
- Trial living: You want to try out how you live in sheltered accommodation. And perhaps stay there.
What does Short-term Care cost?
You only have to pay a part of the costs of short-term care.
It depends on how much you earn and how much care allowance you receive.
How can I get a place in Short-term Care?
- Call Volkshilfe lebensART. Our phone number: 0732 / 3405 – 106
- Then you will meet a carer. You will get to know each other.
You will also talk about the costs and about life in short-term care. And about which care you need.
The carer will also tell you what you must bring with you for short-term care.
It may be that you will not receive a place in Short-term Care. For example, if you need difficult medical care.