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Social security: 100 million euros more for retirement homes

More than 4,500 accommodation places have to be set up as shelters for dependent elderly people.

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Social security: 100 million euros more for retirement homes
The resources allocated to EHPADs will be increased by EUR 100 million in 2018. The objective is to improve staffing rate, quality of support and working conditions of staff , according to draft budget of Social Security presented on Thursday 28 September. Extension of penalties

"We are going to deploy night shifts of nurses that will allow a better follow-up of elderly dependents, in order to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations," said Minister of Health and Solidarity Agnès Buzyn at a conference of press. An envelope of 10 million euros will be devoted to it.

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For elderly, an additional 4,525 places for permanent accommodation in Ehpad, 693 day care places and 482 temporary accommodation places must be created. 478 places are planned for people with Alzheimer's disease.

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