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Home nursing is for people of all ages who live at home and need regular health services. It involves visits by nurses or practical nurses and is provided in close cooperation with users and their families.
The first step is to see a healthcare worker, such as doctors and nurses in clinics or hospitals. They assess the need for home care and send a request for the service to the City of Reykjavík. Residential care usually begins two to three working days after the request is received.
At the beginning of residential care, a nurse visits and further assesses how much service you need. This is done in consultation with you and your relatives, depending on the situation.
Residential care is provided to you free of charge.
SELMA is a team of nurses and doctors whose goal is to improve healthcare services for individuals receiving residential care and experiencing sudden illness or a decline in their health. The aim is to prevent people from being admitted to emergency care because of illness that can be treated at home.
Home support is based on people’s living circumstances and is provided in people’s homes, online or however is most convenient. The support includes social interaction and assistance for daily tasks and general housekeeping. You may be eligible for home support if you need assistance due to reduced ability, stress, illness or family circumstances.