ELDERLY CARE: SPANISH EXAMPLE
The Spanish system has reinforced its support mechanisms for elderly and dependent people.
The delegates (the president, the General Delegate, the General Director of Communication Operations, in charge of communication) the adherents and administrators of Synerpa, the first French union of private retirement homes, have been seen going directly on the spot for three days.
The team has notably visited l’EHPAD ORPÉA Madrid Sanchinarro who is a part of the "Plan de Velocidad" of the Community of Madrid and imposes the presence of a doctor 24/24h to check the state of the pensioners' health while l’EHPAD ADAVIR Ciudad Lineal groups their residents according to their degree of autonomy loss. On the last day in Barcelona, the delegates visited an RSS backed by a EHPAD / ORPEA Ciutat Diagonal, a residence model new in the territory.
The goal of this study trip was to find innovative solutions in terms of the accompaniment of the seniors, to understand the Spanish elderly people's home support model. This study trip showed that Spain has structures in sufficient numbers to welcome the seniors. HM Hospitales groups 7 hospitals just in Madrid. The old people can also be taken care of by top of the line establishments like the residence SARGERIATROS Bonanova that the team had visited during the first day. This type of establishment stands out by an offer, performant and specialised care units.
This program shows the diversity of the devices offered by a country who, up until 2006 and the passing of the law on dependence, stayed still very uninvolved in the support of seniors. This experience has let the French team to have a different stance of the exercise of their job. It will allow them to improve their weak points concluded in France.