Academy for Research on Aging

The ” Academy for Research on Aging at Haus der Barmherzigkeit” is a non-profit organization that is focused on research and teaching in the fields of geriatrics, gerontology and Active and Assisted Living (AAL; age-appropriate technical assistance systems for a self-determined life) since 2002.

Both research and teaching are strongly interdisciplinary and internationally oriented with the aim of generating new scientific findings and making them available for practical use in the shortest possible way via our teaching activity.

Haus der Barmherzigkeit

The non-profit Haus der Barmherzigkeit has offered long-term care with better quality of life to people in need of care since the year 1875. Around 1200 geriatric residents are cared for in seven care hospitals and nursing homes in Vienna and Lower Austria. Also around 400 younger clients with multiple disabilities are cared for in 15 shared apartments, four day-care centers and in the ZAB (Center for Work and Encounter).

In addition to the best possible medical, nursing and therapeutic care, special emphasis is placed on a self-determined and varied everyday life.