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“One in five settings let people with dementia within six weeks’

“One in five settings let people with dementia within six weeks’

Those who come to a nursing home must, can, in 19 percent of those institutions within the national standard of six weeks. That estimates the Consumers ‘ association.

At almost half, 47 percent, of the nursing homes it takes certainly longer “, with which half a year is not an exception”. The other homes can not a good estimate of the waiting time.

The Consumers ‘ association called 101 nursing homes with the question of how long the wait is for someone with advanced dementia. “Except that the waiting lists are often long, as is evident from the research that nursing homes that have no place within six weeks, failing to refer to a care administration office. Moreover, they give little or no information about alternative forms of care”, reports the bond.

The wait also has financial consequences, says the association: “Consumers who are on the waiting list end up getting overbruggingshulp be reimbursed from the Law long-term care. This law requires a private contribution, which may amount to hundreds of dollars per month.”

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