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Users can continue to live in community-based housing under the dispersed living model.

1. Clients can stay in the housing environments.

rather than being separated from one another or


2. Apartments are located in typical residential areas.

3. The apartments are close to services (stores for example).

4. Admitting the approach to apartments is simple and inexpensive.



Depending on the users' requirements, the Dispersed Community Living Model is combined with a personal assistant. The personal assistant will be able to respond to the Individual users' personal and complex needs.

The Two-Door Model is a shared housing design in which each person sharing the house has two doors in his compartment, one leading to the outside and the other to the shared area. This approach balances a person's need for privacy with his or her social needs.

Finance: The model is co-funded by Finland's Slot Machine Association and the European Social Fund. The main goal of Finland's Slot Machine Association is to raise funds for Finnish health and welfare through gaming operations.

Peer review:

The Aspa Foundation has been developing peer reviews as an ongoing development activity since 2007. Peer review is a method of involving service users that is critical in developing service quality; The method allows residents to participate in the planning, evaluation, and development of assisted living services; The peer review was conducted through 500 interviews in 67 different locations and with 17 different service providers. The method involves a diverse group of stakeholders from both the public and private sectors; The peer reviewer must have firsthand knowledge of assisted living services.

Project goals: Developing the peer review method as a widely accepted mechanism for improving the quality of independent and assisted living based on the principles of self-determination and equal interaction.