The Regional Ministry of Social Affairs and Sports and the entity Geriatros, SAU, owner of the DomusVi Sa Riera residence in Palma, have signed an agreement that will allow the Regional Ministry to arrange 30 places for dependent elderly people. These places will from now on form part of the Public Network of Care for Dependency in the Balearic Islands.
Each year, the Department of Social Affairs and Sports invests around 550,000 euros.
According to the councillor, Fina Santiago, “we have always offered private management the possibility of converting private places into public places through the agreement. In this way, 30 places can be accessed by means of dependency with the same conditions of equality as any other citizen. We are thus extending the public network of care for dependency and in the residential care service, which is one of the services we have to make the greatest efforts to provide because we are ageing as a society. This is the care economy, the different economic model that we want to manage, which generates social cohesion, stable jobs that cannot be relocated and which are trained, with a high level of qualification”.
The Regional Ministry of Social Affairs and Sports, in accordance with current regulations and by means of a resolution, will be responsible for designating the users with a recognised degree of dependency who will have to occupy the agreed places in the residential service.
The Councillor for Social Affairs and Sports, Fina Santiago, accompanied by the Director-General for Dependency Care, Gori Molina, visited the facilities of the new residence today. They were accompanied on the visit by the institutional president of the DomusVi Foundation, Josefina Fernández, which manages seven residential centres in the Balearic Islands with a total of 1,099 places.