Helsingborg will host the first of the SAFE conferences on 7-9 October 2015.
Approximately 135 000 people live in the Municipality of Helsingborg, which makes Helsingborg one of the eight largest municipalities in Sweden.
Helsingborg is located in the centre in the Øresund region. The region is situated in the northwestern part of Skåne (Scania). Helsingborg is Sweden’s closest point to Denmark, with the Danish city Helsingør clearly visible on the other side of the Øresund. Helsingborg is a seaport on the Øresund, connected by ferry with Helsingør, Denmark. The distance between the cities is just 4 km or 20 minutes by boat. Taking a day trip is a familiar concept in Helsingborg.
The Elderly and Disabled Care Department in Helsingborg is responsible for the first of the conferences that have theme “A preventive approach by creating the opportunity to continue living in ordinary housing”.
The Elderly and Disabled Care Department is responsible for the care and support to elderly and disabled citizens. The formal home care provides care services, medical health care, provides quotidian care such as cleaning, buying food or preparing meals and washing clothes. There are also various types of support, such as emergency medical alarms, daily activity centers or meeting places where older people can meet with other people and participate in different activities. 19 % of all elderly people, 70 years of age or above receive formal care at home.
The Department has about 2,300 employees.