Support for the elderly

As you become older and less able you may need help in your daily life. You can apply for assistance at the decision-making department at Skellefteå municipality. Different kinds of assistance are available depending on your health and your needs.

Care for the elderly in Skellefteå municipality strives to help people to live at home for as long as possible, and many different types of support are available. Our care home is available for those who cannot live at home any longer. The municipality is responsible for the care homes and care services in your home (Hemtjänst). 

What assistance can I apply for?

You can apply for lots of different types of assistance at the municipality.

  • Hemtjänst, care services in your home
  • Care home (special accommodation)
  • Healthcare, medical care and physiotherapy for the elderly
  • Chiropody
  • Transportation service
  • Support for relatives
  • Daytime activities for people with dementia
  • Respite care/short-term stays 


What do you think about care for the elderly?

We would like to know what you think is good and bad with the municipality’s elderly care service.
 You can give us your feedback

  • by contacting the service centre by phoning 0910-73 50 00 or writing on our contact form (the form is only available in Swedish)
  • by telling our staff or managers
  • by writing to: Skellefteå kommun, Äldreomsorgen, Beslutsenheten, 931 85 Skellefteå

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The information audited: 2017-01-27