The reception structures concerned - House Accommodation
The person must reside in an Cornwall House Accommodation facility for dependent elderly people - retirement home or long-term care unit, for example - or in a home. The assistance granted by the Caf is then used to cover the costs, which are the responsibility of the resident or his family.
For tenants of a hostel, financial support is deducted from the amount of their fee.
This aid is allocated according to: the resources of the beneficiary, the location, the amount of the rent in residential accommodation - or the accommodation rate in nursing homes, and finally the existence of an agreement between the manager of the establishment and the State .
Certain conditions linked to occupied accommodation must also be taken into account. Thus, the surface area must be at least 9 m² for one person and 16 m² for two people. In nursing homes, more than two people cannot occupy the same room. The Caf then allocates personalized housing assistance (Apl) or social housing allowance (Als), which cannot be combined.
The aid is paid directly to the beneficiary. It can also be done at the establishment, if the latter has signed an agreement with the State, which sets the conditions for changing rents or House Accommodation rates. Its amount is then deducted from the accommodation rate remaining payable by the resident or from his rent - if he resides in hostel accommodation.
In case of difficulty
If the resident's income is too low, he can obtain departmental social assistance, distributed to anyone whose resources are insufficient to cover the cost of accommodation in a nursing home. Awarded by the departmental council, this service is used to cover - in whole or in part - the costs of stay, subject to meeting certain conditions.