The plans presented (v.li.) Jochen Specht and Christian Salberg on behalf of the district office and the care advisors Christine Bagozzi and Dietlinde Pointner. © Photo: hr
New centre of excellence in the Grafinger Brauhaus
Grafing – As a supplement to the care base in Ebersberg, the district office is planning the new competence center "Accessibility and Care" in Grafing. For housing and care advice, examples of housing adaptation options can be viewed there as well as the corresponding aids can be tried out. Since the topic of "care" often affects people's direct living environment, it was also decided at the care support point in Ebersberg to provide housing adaptation advice, true to the motto "everything from a single source".
This is now to be specified and expanded in Grafing. The population of the Ebersberg district is one of the youngest in Germany. "By 2039, 25.7% of our population will be over 65 years old. Staying in one's own living environment for as long as possible is seen by all respondents as a central objective for a dignified existence in old age," according to the summary of a citizen survey from 2020.
In February of this year, the Grafinger building subsidy gave its consent to build premises for a barrier-free advice centre with exhibition space on the third floor of the building. However, the city of Grafing made the "feasibility of the project dependent on the proof of parking space". If this is regulated, nothing stands in the way of the "installation of offices and exhibition or seminar areas in the previously unused attic (3rd floor) of the building". In the new competence center, two bathroom variants are planned. On the one hand, a new bathroom in barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible design will be shown.
The other variant shows the possibility of converting an existing bathroom to be barrier-free and wheelchair accessible. Suggestions are also made vividly for the living area and the bedroom. In this way, visitors to the competence centre can get inspiration for redesigning their own living environment. In addition to the various rooms in trade fair construction, the competence center "Accessibility and Care" has an area for lectures and training. If this seminar room is not needed, your own apartment can be reproduced to scale in a modular principle in order to better visualize the possibilities of a barrier-free conversion. "The entire exhibition area will be designed in such a way that people with dementia will also receive assistance with their special requirements for a barrier-free design of their living environment," according to information from the district office. are