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Changing status from a worker to a pensioner and asserting one’s rights, solving minor or major health problems, adapting one’s living space in order to remain independent, asking for assistance in daily life, keeping a minimum of activities and social links, etc.: Getting older is not that simple.
How about it then when you’re a foreigner, having always lived in a precarious situation, moreover far from your family, or an older immigrant, when you’re not fluent, or even quite often unable to read French ? What about it then when you are facing the complexity, or even the lack of transparency of the texts and procedures towards an access to law and healthcare. A context social residences managers have been dealing with for years ; a tricky situation, which helped fuel our thinking and has led to individual initiatives.

As soon as needs have been identified, medical or social assistance has to be set out . And even more maintained over time. Being as close to residents as possible is essential, ensuring that assistance is provided when dealing with formalities or relations with the medical consultant.