Infographics: Social protection and support for lonely elderly and people with disabilities
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
The Cabinet of Ministers issued on 10 August 2015 its resolution ‘on measures to strengthen targeted social protection and support for the lonely elderly and people with disabilities’ to implement the Presidential order under the national ‘Year of Care for the Elderly’ program.
The resolution extends the list of people who are eligible for public social services and support, introduces new types of services and new procedures to provide these services.
Starting from January 2016, the ministry will develop individual social service programs for each of more than 17,000 elderly people and people with disabilities who need external care but live without children and relatives to support them. These programs will meet the needs of the lonely elderly and people with disabilities with a focus in five areas, namely treatment, home-based care, improving living conditions, social and legal protection and improved socialization and recreation.
Home-based care procedures will also change: earlier, the frequency length of visits by social workers did not depend on the extent of the beneficiary’s health impairment and ability to self-service, while from now on the volume of services and the frequency of visits will be determined against the Barthel and Lawton scale.
Source: Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Uzbekistan.