Senior residences booming in France

Their number has doubled in eight years and the competition is fierce. There is no shortage of innovations.

In Nevers, a new kind of senior residence will open in March. Located in the city center, this establishment of 114 apartments (from 35 to 60 square meters) has a restaurant, a hairdressing salon and a wellness area (gym, swimming pool) open to the neighborhood. In addition to a concierge, available 24 hours a day, a health and vitality advisor accompanies residents on a daily basis. 10% of the apartments are reserved for students and working people (on mission or recently transferred) to ensure social diversity.

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It is the fifth Nahoma residence developed by Orpea, one of the European leaders in the care of seniors. Ten more are planned for 2022-2023. The company, which had a dozen aging residences attached to its nursing homes, is betting on this new concept to form a national network positioned upscale (between 1,500 and 3,000 euros per month, excluding catering). “We hope to have around fifty in France within five years …

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