Tuscany for dependant personsby Marta Castellani - 2011.04.14
Twenty million euro. It’s the amounts decided by the Tuscany region to refinance services for dependant persons for the first five months of 2011. The fund will be devoted mainly to the extension of home care. In detail, the resources will be allocated to 34 Zone-districts in the region, according to the following criteria: impact of persons over65 on the total of residents and the percentage of dependent of each area on the region’s territory. Resources, rather than ending up directly in the municipal coffers, will be allocated to “ad hoc” created bodies of each district according to the following parameters: where they are formed, to the Society of Health, or the local health jurisdiction. But they are bound to use the Fund in the context of inter-institutional arrangements: the operation of safeguards provided for in Regional Law 66 of 2008, (Single Point of Access, “Puntoinsieme”, multidisciplinary assessment unit), quantification of the total resources of the fund for long-term care; satisfaction of educational debt.
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