If retirement is considered a time of appreciable rest, the passing years can sometimes be linked to a progressive loss of autonomy. In this context, many retirees wish, above all, to be able to continue living at home and choose to benefit from home help services in order to stay in familiar places, now secure according to their needs. However, the prices of this aid will increase in 2024 with amounts that could rise at a high rate. Find out what the amount of this increase will be for the coming year.

When the loss of autonomy progresses, it becomes essential to use home help services in order to be able to continue living at home in complete safety. Today, there are several systems which offer these prospects of support to retirees, in particular a set of services such as assistance with autonomy, household help, meal assistance or even simple companionship. At the same time, it is also possible to benefit from remote assistance to make an emergency call in the event of a problem or to obtain meal delivery.

While these services are now essential for a large number of retirees, the associated prices will be expected to increase for the year 2024. In fact, during the coming year, home help structures will be able to carry out an increase in their prices, relating to current contracts, to a maximum of 5.95%. This figure was recently determined by a decree published in the Official Journal on Thursday, December 28, as reported by our colleagues at Capital.

More concretely, it is observed that the price of your services could increase by a maximum of 5.95%, but, as explained by Mehdi Tibourtine, deputy general director of Fesp, federation of services to individuals, “all those responsible structures are not obliged to go up to this ceiling”.

While this figure seems important for the retirees concerned, it remains low for companies in the sector, currently facing an unprecedented crisis. Thus, the federations representing private companies (Fesp, Synerpa and Fédésap) had expected an increase of at least 12% to support this set of difficulties.

Still according to Mehdi Tibourtine, this figure of 12% would not necessarily have led to an increase of this magnitude, but could have left “room for maneuver to those who are in the most difficult economic situations”. This limitation of the increase could thus lead to other structures in this deficit.

For companies in difficulty, there remains, therefore, the option of the departmental council. They thus have the possibility of exceptionally asking him to deviate from this ceiling by proving that their economic situation requires an increase greater than this 5.95%. While these exemptions are mostly refused, some departments may accept a few exceptions for the most complex cases.