Care homes are not nursing homes, the majority of the residents lead an active life. Average residents move to these institutions by their own free will because their health deteriorates and consequently they would like to have more security and/or because they would like to have company. In most respects life in such homes is similar to the life in a normal multi-household building, the difference being the permanent presence of professional personnel. Residents can choose daily among programmes to maintain and improve their health and different entertainment programmes within the institutions as well, however, they are of course free to leave the building any time they wish.