Opened Care Center in Kisela Voda, which will take care of about 40 people

Photo: MTSP

In the Municipality of Kisela Voda, the Care Center has started its work, which will help about 40 people who are over 65 years old and who need care and nursing, as well as people with reduced functional capacity and disabilities who live in the territory of the municipality.

The Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Jovanka Trenchevska announced at today's opening that people in need will receive care in their homes by 20 licensed caregivers from the Center, who will provide them with help in maintaining personal hygiene, while providing the necessary groceries, medicines, etc. as well as in home maintenance.

I can say with pleasure that through the concrete results of the social reform, the work and dedication of the team and the commitment of the MTSP and the Government are shown in action, but the importance of cooperation between the central and local authorities is also shown. The double benefit of the social reform as well as the project to improve social services as an instrument to support the reform is that people who are from a vulnerable category, unemployed people, single parents and people at social risk have the opportunity to be employed as caregivers, emphasized Trenchevska.

That, as the minister pointed out, means that the reform enables raising the quality of life of both users and caregivers.

A large part of them are women, which shows the commitment of MTSP to the economic empowerment of women with an emphasis on vulnerable categories, said the minister.

Photo: MTSP

The mayor of Kisela Voda Municipality, Orce Gjorgjievski pointed out that this project aims to significantly improve the quality of life of the elderly and people with disabilities who are not able to fully take care of themselves.

From today, through the tripartite agreement signed between Kisela Voda, MTSP and the Red Cross of the City of Skopje, the Care Center functions as a service for home care and care for the elderly and infirm, who will receive services tailored to their individual requirements and needs from certified professional caregivers. , said Gjordjievski.

Kisela Voda municipality, he added, implements numerous projects for social care and inclusion.

We are the first and only municipality where, since two days ago, old and infirm persons receive special transportation for the use of health, social or other administrative services. We are the first municipality that has employed a person with Down syndrome since some time ago. I appeal to all other municipalities in the country to follow this step, as well as the institutions of the central government. I hope that such positive examples will encourage great changes and bring positive results in the entire country, emphasized Gjordjievski.

Susanna Tuneva Paunovska, secretary of the Red Cross of the City of Skopje said that the Center will be a place where the team of the Skopje Red Cross will be directly involved in realizing the needs of the citizens in the territory of the Municipality and a place where they will directly discuss the needs, problems and everything that concerns them. needed by the elderly and people with disabilities.

We will listen to the signals from the field and accordingly we will develop further additional services and of course this service will be improved. At the moment, we have approximately 60 licensed caregivers, this number will certainly grow, and the goal is to have such an office, such a care center in the territory of the City of Skopje in every municipality, where the elderly will be provided special home services. The slogan of our project is "Only at home is at home" because the majority of users want to spend their retirement days in their own home, said Tuneva Paunovska.

The nurse Angelica Ilova shared that the training as a carer gave her a lot of knowledge and skills for working in the field.

It is a great honor for me to work with the elderly in home conditions where we will be able to improve their quality of life. I am aware that this work is quite difficult, demanding, but on the other hand very humane and respectful and I am proud to be a part of it. I wish to open such centers in other municipalities as well, said Ilova.

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