When the health and functional capacity of elderly people deteriorate, they are entitled to many kinds of services.
Espoo supports elderly people who wish to live in their own homes as long as possible. Home help can prolong this time despite weakening health and capacities. Home help is available through the City or the private sector. When living at home is no longer possible, care is provided in sheltered housing.
If necessary, help is also available in the evenings, at night or weekends. Home help services are charged for according to the customer’s income. If an elderly or sick person who requires a great deal of assistance is cared for at home by a relative or someone else close to them, the caregiver is entitled to informal care allowance, in other words, a monthly care allowance.
Organisations and volunteers
Various organisations and associations provide an easy way to meet other people and spend time in a meaningful fashion. The elderly citizen associations in Espoo organise common activities for their members. For more information on the associations in the Espoo area, visit the websites of the national elderly citizen associations. See the links on the right side of this page.
Guidance for elderly citizens
Contact guidance for elderly citizens for information and advice on the services for the elderly citizens.
Tel. (09) 816 30 265 Mon–Thur, between 10 and 15.
Street address: Active Life Village, Metsänpojankuja 3, first floor, Pohjois-Tapiola district.
Telephone Health Service
Call (09) 10023 always when you are in need of information about health, illnesses or health care services in Espoo.
Telephone Health Service is open 24 hours every day of the year. Service is given by professional nurses with long experience in health care. Service costs the price of a normal telephone call.
Info Bank provides information for immigrants
The pages of Info Bank contain important basic information for immigrants on the functioning of society and opportunities in Finland. See the link on the right side of this page.