Advice and support – Senior citizens in the migration society

Please note: Due to the current situation, some services are restricted or cannot be provided at this time. Please phone or email the relevant agency or institution to find out more. Up-to-date information on the situation in Leverkusen is available at www.leverkusen.de

 

The proportion of the migrant population in the over-65 age category is increasing in a similar way to the non-immigrant population in this age group. Back on 31/12/2018, there were already 3,000 foreigners aged over 65 living in Leverkusen. The guide for senior citizens (Seniorenwegweiser) issued by the City of Leverkusen (Stadt Leverkusen) provides an overview of general, outpatient and inpatient services for the elderly.

 

Guide for senior citizens in Leverkusen (PDF download)

 


General services

We list below countless meeting and social centres run by independent agencies for older people. Apart from offering social interaction, they also provide a wide range of advisory services on matters of relevance to the elderly:

 

Doktorsburg

House for the Elderly

 

Rathenaustraße 63, 51373 Leverkusen

Phone: 0214 / 3106721


AWO-Begegnungsstätte u. Beratungsstelle für Senioren und ihre Angehörigen (Meeting and Counselling Centre for Senior Citzens and their Relatives)

(AWO Kreisverband Leverkusen)

 

Königsberger Platz 28, 51371 Leverkusen

Phone: 0214 / 23153 und 8202597


Seniorenbegegnungsstätte (Senior Citizens' Meeting Centre) „Am Aquila-Park“

(Evangelische Altenheime des Diakonischen Werkes gGmbH)

 

Robert-Blum-Straße 15, 51373 Leverkusen

Phone: 0214 / 69294


ATS Begegnungsstätte im Wohnpark Bürgerbusch (Meeting Centre at Bürgerbusch Residential Park)

(Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V.)

 

Theodor-Gierath-Straße 4, 51381 Leverkusen

Phone: 0214 / 85542444


Altes Bürgermeisteramt e.V. Begegnungszentrum der Schlebuscher Bürgerinnen und Bürger (Meeting Centre for the Citizens of Schlebusch)

 

Bergische Landstraße 28, 51375 Leverkusen

Phone: 0214 / 503686


GBO-Begegnungsstätte Bruno-Wiefel-Haus (GBO-Meeting Centre)

 

Kölner Straße 100, 51379 Leverkusen

Phone: 02171 / 404030


Begegnungsstätte für Alt und Jung (Meeting Place for old and young) DRK – OV Bergisch Neukirchen

 

Burscheider Straße 178, 51381 Leverkusen

Phone: 02171 / 30569


Quartierszentrum Upladin (Neighbourhood Centre Upladin)

 

Opladener Platz 2, 51379 Leverkusen

Phone: 02171 / 408-0


DRK Seniorentreff Hitdorf im DRK-Katastrophenschutzzentrum (Senior Citizens' Meeting Center Hitdorf)

 

Hitdorfer Str. 61, 51371 Leverkusen

Phone: 02173 / 690148

Meeting every first and third Thursday from 4 to 6 pm


Seniorenclub im DRK-Ortsverein Opladen (Senior Citizens' Club at the DRK-local association Opladen)

 

Fürstenbergstraße 16–18, 51379 Leverkusen

Phone: 02171 / 397839

Every last Thursday at 3 pm at the DRK-building


Nachbarschaftscafé Mathilde (Mathilde Neighbourhood Café)

Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Spandauer Straße 20, 51377 Leverkusen

Phone: 02171 / 9460380

Meeting every Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Mathiastreff


Here are the contact details of welfare organisations that offer extensive services for older people and provide opportunities for volunteering:

 

Arbeiterwohlfahrt Kreisverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Phone: 0214 / 2606-0

Website: www.awoleverkusen.de/


Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Phone: 0214 / 85542-0

Website: www.caritas-leverkusen.de/


Deutsches Rotes Kreuz – Kreisverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Phone: 02171 / 4006-0

Website: www.drk-leverkusen.de/


Der PARITÄTISCHE – Kreisgruppe Leverkusen

 

Phone: 02171 / 949495

Website: www.leverkusen.paritaet-nrw.org/


Diakonisches Werk Leverkusen

 

Phone: 0214 / 382-70

Website: www.diakonie-leverkusen.de/


Assisted living is a type of housing with services that enable older people to live an individual and independent life while having access to the support they need where necessary:

 

Wohnpark Alt-Schlebusch – Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Phone: 0214 / 85542-541

Website: www.caritas-leverkusen.de/


Wohnpark Bürgerbusch – Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Phone: 0214 / 85542-541

Website: www.caritas-leverkusen.de/


K-plus Seniorenwohnungen

 

Phone: 0214 / 89290-130

Website: www.k-plus.de/


CBT Wohnhaus Upladin

 

Phone: 02171 / 408-0

Website: www.cbt-gmbh.de/


Arbeiterwohlfahrt – Kreisverband Leverkusen e.V.

 

Phone: 0214 / 2606257

Website: www.awoleverkusen.de/


Outpatient and inpatient services

Help and care at home or in an institution

 

Older people who wish to stay in their own homes need appropriate support services. Good information and advice from the relevant contact points in the city is needed to arrange medical alarms, meal services, home help, taxi services and, not least, outpatient care in one’s own home. Outpatient care services and social centres offer comprehensive and professional home-based geriatric and nursing care. The alternatives are day care, short-term care and full-time inpatient care. The respective forms of care can provide tangible respite from caring roles for family members, right up to full-time care when it is no longer possible to care for the elderly person in their own home.

 

The City of Leverkusen (Stadt Leverkusen) offers services and information for senior citizens in particular in various departments:

 

Fachbereich Soziales (Department of Social Affairs)
Independent advice on care and living options

 

Phone: 0214 / 406-5058

Phone: 0214 / 406-5068

Phone: 0214 / 406-5423

Phone: 0214 / 406-5413

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Appointments by arrangement, home visits also if required


Fachbereich Soziales (Department of Social Affairs)
Counselling Centre for Disabled People

 

Phone: 0214 / 406-5064

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Fachbereich Soziales (Department of Social Affairs)
Disability Law

 

Phone: 0214 / 406-5032

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Fachbereich Soziales (Department of Social Affairs)
WTG-Behörde (Heimaufsicht) (WTG-Authority Home Supervision)

 

Phone: 0214 / 406-5007

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Further advice on care is available here:

 

AWO Begegnungsstätte und Beratungsstelle für Senioren und ihre Angehörigen (meeting place and advice centre for senior citizens and their families)

(ArbeiterwohlfahrtKreisverband Leverkusen e.V. (Worker’s Welfare Association of Leverkusen))

 

Phone: 0214 / 8202597


Ambulante Dienste Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V. (outpatient services)

Outpatient care

 

Phone: 0214 / 85542-440


Financial assistance
People are in need of care if they have had a considerable need for everyday assistance for at least six months. Nursing care insurance through the statutory health insurance system takes effect here, with corresponding benefits adapted according to the assistance needs. However, old-age basic income support and housing benefit are also available if living costs cannot be covered by one’s own income. The Department of Social Affairs (Fachbereich Soziales) of the City of Leverkusen (Stadt Leverkusen) can be contacted with regard to this.

 

Stadt Leverkusen – Soziale Leistungen

Fax: 0214 / 406-5008

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Other important information
You are not on your own when it comes to making adequate provision for your death, such as in the form of a funeral provision contract. More and more funeral homes offer individual consultation services. The guide for senior citizens explains what to do in the event of the death of a close relative.

The full guide can be downloaded at:

Guide for senior citizens in Leverkusen (PDF download)

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