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What is an assisted living flat?

A recognised assisted living flat is a private home where you can live independently as a person over 65 years of age. It is a home that is adapted and safe: the flat is barrier-free, there is an on-call system to call for help, a wheelchair-accessible shower,... It is a home where you live completely independently, but you can rely on adapted care and services to a greater or lesser extent.

Why should I invest in a recognized assisted living flat?

- 12% instead of 21% VAT
- Exemption from property tax
- Net yield +/- 3.5%
- Long-term investment
If you wish to rent out your assistance home, we (the management authority) will look for a suitable tenant for you. In addition to your added value on the property, you can count on indexed rental income.

I am only 59 years old. Am I eligible for an assisted living flat?

Normally the minimum age is 65 years. However, a derogation will be granted for 25% of the assisted living flats if this form of housing proves to be the best solution for you.

I am still good and healthy. Why should I move to an assistance home now?

Just when you are still feeling good, you make the best choice for the future. Which choice? A place where you can still enjoy life freely and carefree, even if your health deteriorates temporarily or permanently. That's why we advise you not to wait and to choose for yourself where you want to live in your old age. Choose now ... or we will choose for you later!
Our focus is on optimal quality of life. Thanks to comfortable and adapted accommodation, quality care and services, beautiful green spaces, activities in consultation with the residents, being together, meaningful relationships,...

If I need care in a nursing home, do I have to move to a nursing home?

No. Heavy care is allowed and possible if you are in control of your own life. Almost every Aldea project has a residential care centre next door to the assisted living flats. This way we can easily offer you the certainty that help will come immediately when needed. 24/7 permanence is insured with us. In projects where there is no residential care centre, we provide full-time permanence and available nurses. So you can enjoy life with peace of mind.

Assistance houses are still being built. Aren't they gradually becoming too many?

It is true that the assisted living flats are growing like mushrooms, but studies show that there will still be a shortage in the near future. The baby boomer generation is coming and the demand for assisted living will increase considerably. We are in fact facing a 'triple revolution'. For the first time in history there are more people over 60 than there are under 20. Secondly, people's life expectancy has never been as high as it is today. And then there is a third revolution: never before have seniors felt as young in their heads and in their bodies as they do today.
So always make a thorough comparison. How is care organised? What is meant by 24/24 and 7/7? Is a call actually answered with the presence of a person or only via a call centre?

Can I bring my own furniture?

The flats are fully finished, but you choose the furnishing of your flat entirely by yourself. This is how you create that real feeling of home. If you prefer to live in a furnished flat, contact us for a suitable solution.

Can I organise a holiday for a few weeks or a family celebration?

With us you live just like in your own home. You go where and when you want. If you want to go on holiday, you continue to pay your daily price. Would you like to celebrate your 80th birthday with the family? That is possible in our restaurant, event room, garden, ... Depending on facilities to facilities.

Can I bring my pet to my flat?

Yes, as long as it does not inconvenience the other residents, any small pet is allowed.

Am I obliged to eat at the residence's restaurant?

In your assisted living flat you have a fully equipped kitchen, so you choose whether you want to eat in the internal restaurant. You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner with us. Would your family like to come for dinner? That is possible!

Can I keep my faithful housekeeper in my assisted living flat?

Of course, it is up to you to decide whether you wish to use the manager's cleaning service or whether you wish to keep your own cleaning lady. It is exactly the same for the handyman, the hairdresser, the laundry and ironing service,... We can offer these services, but the choice is for the resident...

For assisted living flats located in Flanders: What is a "housing component", a "service component", a "daily price"?

- A housing component is the rent you pay if you are not the owner of your flat. In that case, you pay a housing component to the management agency, which will pass it on in full to the owner of the assistance home. For example, you pay €35/day, regardless of whether you are alone or with two people. Prices vary from project to project, from flat to flat.

- A service component is a fixed amount, which you, as owner or tenant, have to pay for the care and services. For example, you pay €20 services per day and €5 for the second person. Prices vary from project to project.

What is always included in this service component?

Full-time residential assistant who coordinates your care and services
Call system and first aid 24h/24h, 7d/7d
Permanence by qualified staff, even in the absence of a residential assistant
The guarantee of crisis care and bridging care
Organisation of medical support
Administrative support and support for all care
The use of all common parts. This varies from project to project and can include: garden with terrace, lounge with library, wellness, restaurant, fitness,...
Organisation of non-binding, varied activities
Electricity, heating, water in communal areas
Provision for TV, telephone and internet connection
General and technical maintenance of communal areas and garden
User Council

What does the purchase process of an assistance home involve? From whom do I receive the rental income?

You contact the residence assistant for a guided tour on site or the local estate agent or Aldea directly. They will provide you with all the information about the possibilities and you will receive a detailed price offer so that you know exactly how much your assisted living flat will cost including costs. Together with you, they will go over the sales agreement, which will be handed over to the notary after signing it. We will meet again within four months, this time at the notary for the signing of the notarial deed of purchase. At this moment you become the owner of the assisted living flat and you sign the letting agreement between you and the manager. On the basis of this agreement, the manager is entitled to rent out your assisted home to a resident.
The manager will enter into a housing agreement with the occupant. The occupant pays the manager the daily price; this includes the housing component and the service component. The landlord pays the housing component to the owner and is also the intermediary with the occupant for all practical matters relating to your assisted home. You will therefore never be contacted by a resident, e.g. because the heating is not working.

I am in doubt, can I come and try?

Several residences have a fully equipped user flat. These flats are fully furnished, you come here to live like in a hotel. After your stay, you can decide whether or not you want to move in permanently.