Canarias, the one that improves most strongly in dependency management in the semester

Dependency is recovered in 2022: 33,000 more attended and less waiting

EFE Madrid

The autonomous communities have accelerated the rate of resolution of applications for dependents and have increased in
more than 33,000 assisted in the dependency system in the first six months of the year, up to 1.4 million people who have recognized the right to benefits.

According to the latest data published by the Institute for the Elderly and Social Services (Imserso) as of June 30, there are 1,255,161 dependents cared for in Spain, 86.54% of the total number of eligible people (1,450,370), so that
195,209 are waiting to be assigned benefits and services what they should receive.

In this period, the number of people who have asked to enter the system has also increased (1,939,358). They are almost double the number of requests recorded during the previous year.

Reduced wait time from 421 days a year ago to 37823,837 people on the dependency waiting lists died in that semester.

“The increase in applications, assessments and people with rights has been greater than in previous years and has caused a slow recovery of the system, but also unevenly” between the regions, the president of the Dependency Observatory explains to Efe, Jose Manuel Ramirez.

However, he points out,
this increase has been made at the cost of prioritizing lower cost services, such as telecare or home care versus residential care. "We are moving towards a 'low cost' system, services and benefits are increasingly less intense and insufficient for the needs of people in a situation of dependency," lamented this social services professional.

In all the autonomous communities and cities, the beneficiaries with benefits have increased and are 95,948 more than a year before (June 2021).


unevenly: «Some have advanced and others are still on hold; the community with the most attention and the least waiting list is Castilla y León, with the most waiting list Catalonia and with the fewest people attended
Canary Islands".

Canarias has been the community that has increased the most percentage beneficiaries served in this semester -11.6%-, while Cantabria and the Basque Country have not even maintained the replacement rate of beneficiaries, so the number of served has decreased", says the person in charge of the Observatory of the Dependence.

The total, add
1.6 million services and benefits in the dependency system; seven out of ten are services and the rest economic care benefits in the family environment.

Regarding the age profile of the beneficiaries,
72.31% are 65 or older; Specifically, 18.96% are between 65 and 79 years old, while 53.34% are over 80.

For the person in charge of the observatory,
andn the dependency waiting list there are 397,164 people: 195,209 who are already assessed and are waiting to receive the benefit, 134,602 applicants who have not yet been assessed, 33,353 people with an Individual Care Program (PIA) but without services, and 34,000 applicants who have not been assessed or registered in the system by the communities.

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