Dependence: the long waitis the title of the special report that will be issued today ThursdayFocus, on Televisión Canaria, from 9:30 p.m., and which will address the reality of the application of this law. Although it was born as the great hope for dependents and their families, the expectations created by this rule are far from being met.
Since the Dependency Law was passed in 2007, more than 50,000 canaries have applied for it. However, less than half are benefiting from aid and those who are waiting, 13,000 have not even been evaluated.
Poor financing to the autonomous communities for the provision of these services and a long waiting list in the Islands for lack of personnel to be evaluated have frustrated this rule.
During the program voice will be given to people who are pending to be valued to start benefiting from the aid, to those who are already receiving the subsidy after more than a decade of waiting or to the relatives of some people who have died without knowing the resolution About your dependence
Taking into account that more than 25% of people over 65 years of age have some type of dependency, the El Enfoque space will pay special attention to a group that needs more infrastructure where they can spend their old age with dignity.
Another big problem for the elderly will also be addressed: invisible loneliness. In the Canary Islands there are 71,000 people over 65 who live alone, a situation that can harm their physical and mental health.
On the other hand, and in electoral key, inFocusThe results of the last polls will be analyzed and it will be known how the main political parties face the campaign minutes before their start. In addition, it will deepen the new Canarian budgets for 2020 that begin their debate in the regional Parliament.