Citizens in retirement age are becoming an ever greater but also more active part of society. Along with this socio-cultural shift a new emphasis on living quality and atmosphere is the home emerges - instead of simply functionality and cleanliness. In contrast to the general idea of "retirement home" the residences of today are superbly designed and furnished service domiciles. Care and medical support are of course part of the extensive offer. Common areas and services can, but must not be used. A winning design is a powerful argument in the competition among the providers. The buildings selected for this book are tailored to the special, very individual needs of today's senior citizens.