Help for the elderly: the government plans more than 400 million euros in 2022

The government announces “More than 400 million euros” new funding in 2022 for assistance to the elderly. Of this total, 240 million will be used for home help services: while currently the care differs from one department to another, providers will now receive at least 22 euros per hour of intervention, everywhere in France, said Prime Minister Jean Castex during a speech in Autun (Saône-et-Loire), Thursday, September 23.

This “Minimum public funding”, Where “Floor price”, intended to ” to secure “ home and home services “To right an iniquity”, underlined the head of government, who visited in the morning a lady of 95 years benefiting from this type of intervention, in a small village in Burgundy.

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Today, “More than half of the hours worked (…) are paid below this level “ 22 euros, pointed out Mr. Castex, accompanied by his Minister for Solidarity and Health, Olivier Véran, and his Minister for Autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon.

Increase the workforce in nursing homes

In addition to this floor price, home help services will be able to claim additional funding of 3 euros per hour if they engage in a ” quality approach “, for example by providing evening and weekend services or by offering training to their employees.

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The government has also “Sanctuary” in the 2022 budget of Social Security funding to increase the workforce in accommodation establishments for dependent elderly people (Ehpad), announced Mr. Castex. The goal is to reach 10,000 additional caregiver positions “Within five years”. Including the 10,000 additional jobs already funded since 2017, the increase in nursing staff will therefore reach, according to him, 10% between 2017 and 2025.

The government will also establish a “New remuneration system for home nursing care”, so that the professionals concerned “Can spend more time” among older people, generalize night-time on-call duty for nurses in all nursing homes and ensure the presence of a coordinating doctor at least two days a week in all structures.

Home services will benefit from more specific funding in order to set up a “Single entry door” so that families no longer have to manage “Administrative burden” due to the need to coordinate the different interventions.

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The World with AFP

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