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Nursing homes - short-term stays

If you need rehabilitation after an illness or further examination, you can apply for a short-term stay in a nursing home.


You can apply for a short-term stay in a nursing home if, for example, you need rehabilitation after an illness or further examination. There are three different types of short-term stays:

  • Inpatient stays (at least 24 hours)
  • Day-time stays
  • Night-time stays.

Charges/Cost of the service

The municipality may require payment from the resident. The payment amount is specified by government regulations (see Laws and regulations).

Guidelines – applying for, or receiving the service

You can contact the municipality for assistance in applying for a short-term stay at a nursing home, or you can ask others to help you if necessary. If someone else applies on your behalf, he or she must have authorisation.


You must provide authorisation if someone else applies for you.

Administrative procedure

The municipality will obtain the information necessary for making a decision on the case. We will normally make a home visit. We will then come to a decision. You will normally receive an explanation together with the notification of the decision. You will always receive an explanation if there is a possibility that you will be dissatisfied with the decision. If an explanation is not included, you can obtain one by enquiring with the municipality within the deadline for appeals to the decision.

Time taken to consider the application

The municipality will process the case as soon as possible. If a decision cannot be reached on the case within one month, you will receive a written message stating the reason as to why. You will also be informed of when the decision is expected to be made.

Possibilities to appeal; procedure

If you are dissatisfied with the decision, you can appeal to the municipality within three weeks from the date on which you received it. Explain what you are dissatisfied with and why you believe the decision should be changed. If you need guidance, you can enquire with the municipality. If the municipality upholds its decision, you can forward your complaint to the county governor.

You can also file a complaint regarding the performance of the service. Submit your complaint to the municipality or directly to the service provider.

Tjenesten oppdatert: 11.05.2020 13:31