It will be easier to find doctors and nurses in nursing homes

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According to Law.pl, nursing homes currently do not have the right to carry out medical activities and are not co-financed by the National Health Fund. They therefore have difficulty in providing specialized medical care to patients and a sufficiently large nursing staff.

According to the website, nurses prefer to work in hospitals and clinics that offer higher salaries. The situation should soon change for the better. “We are preparing a project with the Ministry of Health, it is already being finalized, within two weeks it will be presented to management, then it will go through an internal consultation process, then there will be input for further legislative work” – assured Justyna Pawlak, director of Law.pl of the department of social assistance and integration at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy during the last session of the parliamentary committee on petitions.

The website advises that the scheme assumes funding for nurses employed in nursing homes by the National Health Fund, not by local governments as is currently the case – meaning their salaries are lower.

Deputy Family Minister Staniasław Szwed, quoted by Law.pl, wrote in a letter to the Petitions Committee that the new provisions would also regulate the status of DPS as medical entities.

As he pointed out, in the second half of the year, the project must be submitted to interministerial consultations and public consultations on the employment of general practitioners or obliging the general practitioner to delegate a doctor for visits to the nursing home.

Source of information: PAP MediaRoom

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As of December 31, 2021, there were 2015 fixed social welfare institutions operating throughout the country, with a total of 127.3 thousand people. places. 114.3 thousand people stayed there. inhabitants, of which 55.5 thousand. women.

Establishments
Nearly 45 percent of all EHPADs in activity at the end of 2021, these are EHPADs, then EHPADs, then EHPADs, EHPADs, EHPADs in the context of professional or statutory activities (27.6 %) and nursing homes. the homeless (14.9%). Family support homes, community support homes (with 24-hour shelters), mothers’ homes, night shelters and others accounted for a total of 13.0%. all establishments.

More than 87 per cent of establishments had buildings adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities. The most common facilities are bathrooms adapted for disabled people (68.4% of buildings have them), ramps, paths and platforms facilitating entry into the building (65.4%) and elevators (61 .8% of buildings). Nearly 13 percent of facilities, mostly shelters and night shelters, did not have facilities for people with disabilities.

About 66 percent. of all places in fixed social care institutions are places in social care homes

Places

At the end of 2021, 66.2% of all places available in residential social care institutions were there were social homes, 17.2%. for establishments welcoming 24/7 disabled, chronically ill or elderly people in the context of professional or statutory activities, and 11.6% for shelters for the homeless. In contrast, family support homes, community support homes (with 24-hour shelters), mothers’ homes, night shelters and others had a total of 5.0%. all places.

At the end of 2021, 66.2% of all places available in residential social care institutions were there were social homes, 17.2%. for establishments welcoming 24/7 disabled, chronically ill or elderly people in the context of professional or statutory activities, and 11.6% for shelters for the homeless. In contrast, family support homes, community support homes (with 24-hour shelters), mothers’ homes, night shelters and others had a total of 5.0%. all places.

The largest number of places was in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, the smallest in the Lubuskie Voivodeship. Per 10 thousand. of the population, the largest number of places in fixed social welfare institutions was in the Opolskie Voivodeship (48.5) and the least in Wielkopolskie (27.3). The indicator for Poland was 33.4.

Almost 70 percent. all residents of fixed welfare institutions lived in welfare homes

Residents


As of December 31, 114.3 thousand people were staying in fixed social welfare institutions. residents. The majority were men – 58.8 thousand. Of all residents, 69.9%. are residents of social care homes. 16.6% in establishments welcoming disabled, chronically ill or elderly people 24 hours a day in the context of professional or statutory activities, and 10.2% in accommodation centers for the homeless. all persons residing in fixed social welfare institutions. Residents of community support houses (with 24-hour housing) accounted for only 0.1%. total number of inhabitants.

Nearly 85 per cent of people staying in fixed social protection institutions financed, at least in part, the costs of their stay in these institutions from their own income, for example pensions or invalidity pensions. Accommodation costs 7.5% residents were paid entirely by family, and 6.1 percent. fully paid for by the municipality or the state budget. About 1 percent residents were released from payment.

Age

The largest group of residents of inpatient welfare facilities were people over the age of 65, more than half of all residents. One in five residents was a person between the ages of 40 and 59. The smallest group were young residents aged 17 and under (1.7 thousand).

In all types of hospital social institutions, the largest number of residents was in institutions for the elderly (28.0% of the total number of prisoners), fewer in institutions for the chronically ill (20.5%) and in institutions for the chronically ill. (18.6% each). The lowest percentage concerns people dependent on alcohol (0.1%).

Throughout 2021, 158.4 thousand. people, of whom 83.7 thousand. are men.

One in fourteen residents (11,400) fell ill with COVID-19. The largest percentage of people who fell ill was in community caring homes (with 24-hour shelters), where 21.9% fell ill. all residents. In establishments welcoming 24/7 disabled, chronically ill or elderly people in the context of professional or statutory activities, 9.3% fell ill, 7.4% in homes for the homeless, 7 .1% in social homes and family homes for the elderly 6.0% all residents of these establishments. In overnight shelters, homes for mothers and others, the percentage of residents with COVID-19 was less than 4.0%.

CSO report

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