The City Council approved a methodological document that will ensure construction of a network of residential services in accordance with contemporary requirements for quality of life to enable dignified aging of Prague residents who need all-day care that cannot be provided in their homes.
By creating a unified methodology, the capital city is responding to a long-term deficit in residential care capacity and the insufficient ability to effectively meet demand for such services. The instrument is particularly tied to the needs of those city districts that are building facilities for senior residential services. More than 70% of representatives of district councils across Prague expressed interest in leveraging the support for their respective projects of senior housing with residential services.
The support for the preparation of project plans will include early professional consultations in order to avoid the risk of time and financial inefficiency, which could occur if projects were submitted to the capital city for budget allocation only after the implementation documentation has been completed but changes were required. Projects are to be assessed by Prague City Hall’s Department of Social Affairs and Prague’s Institute of Planning and Development as well as by experienced architects specializing in senior housing projects with in-house care.