Galicia reaches 70,000 dependent people with assistance

Galicia reaches 70,000 dependent people with assistance

The president of the Xunta announces in Mós that the council will have, together with Santiago, the first public intermediate care center in Spain

01 abr 2023 . Updated at 9:04 p.m.

Galicia super in the month of March that has just ended the historical record of dependency care reaching the number of 70,000 Galicians who received some kind of benefit for these services in the community. It was the president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, who announced this new ceiling in terms of care during the inauguration of the O Son do Regueiro day center opened in the town of Torroso, in the Moos Town Hall.

According to the statements made by Rueda, this milestone supp multiply by five the number of people assisted in 2009when no more than 14,000 Galicians received a benefit. She did it with a nuance. Reaching 70,000 beneficiaries has been possible despite the fact that the Central Government continues to fail to comply with its obligation to provide 50% of the funds for long-term care, as established by the Law. At present, the Xunta contributes 70% and the State only 30%hue.

For the President of the Xunta, care for the elderly is a priority for the Galician Government and for this reason, it has drawn up a new model of care that is already being applied. The Galician president explained that the feasibility of the system established by the Galician Government goes through the creation of the first two public intermediate care centers in Spainone of them will be launched in the City Council of Mos and another in Santiagoas to creation of smart rooms in all the residences of the autonomous public network, which will allow the installation of motion sensors that warn of falls and improve attention of the users, he clarified.

also highlighted the Government’s bet for some senior centers free of restraints. A care policy for dependent people that began to be applied this week with a pioneering plan to eliminate these mechanisms in two centers of the autonomous public network, which will be extended to the rest of the residences.

At another point in his speech, Alfonso Rueda stated that this model bets on take advantage of technological advantages in carefor the humanization of the centers and also for promoting greater socio-health coordination.


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