Lack of understanding in Graz

Despite rising demand: end for dementia center

Nachrichten
12.07.2024 06:00

Despite steadily increasing demand, one of the three Styrian special day centers for dementia patients is facing closure. Those affected and their relatives are unsettled, free capacities in the other facilities are "zero".

"The operating contract with the City of Graz for our 'Elisa' day dementia center will be terminated at the end of November 2024," Caritas Styria confirmed in response to a "Krone" inquiry. "The occupancy rate at the facility was too low and it was therefore not possible to operate it in a financially balanced manner," is the official explanation for the move.

Free places are rare
And even if the company emphasizes that it wants to "support" those affected in the transition to a new facility or another form of care, patients and their relatives are facing an uncertain future. Free places at the remaining two special facilities in Graz are rare.

Zitat Icon

According to our information, the two remaining facilities are full to capacity. Those affected now have to worry about care.

Der Grazer FPÖ-Stadtparteiobmann Axel Kassegger

 "The need is enormous. We would need far more places throughout Styria than we can offer," says Wolfgang Schwab, works council member at Diakonie, which runs the "Haus am Ruckerlberg" in Nibelungengasse. Free capacity is currently "zero".

With the number of dementia patients growing steadily for years, why can demand be too low? "For one thing, it's difficult to plan capacity utilization with dementia patients," says Schwab. "If the 'wrong' cab driver is at the door, the patient doesn't get a ride."

178 euros per day
The fact that the daily rates are still too low is a recurring topic of discussion. Which has now also brought the FPÖ onto the scene: "Many people can probably no longer afford a stay," says Graz city party chairman Axel Kassegger. "178 euros are charged per day. Without funding, a five-day stay amounts to 3,500 euros at the end of the month," he calculates. KPÖ City Councillor for Health Robert Krotzer and ÖVP Provincial Councillor for Health Karlheinz Kornhäusl would be called upon to "campaign for the continued existence of this important facility".

This article has been automatically translated,
read the original article here.

Loading...
00:00 / 00:00
play_arrow
close
expand_more
Loading...
replay_10
skip_previous
play_arrow
skip_next
forward_10
00:00
00:00
1.0x Geschwindigkeit
Loading
Kommentare
Eingeloggt als 
Nicht der richtige User? Logout

Willkommen in unserer Community! Eingehende Beiträge werden geprüft und anschließend veröffentlicht. Bitte achten Sie auf Einhaltung unserer Netiquette und AGB. Für ausführliche Diskussionen steht Ihnen ebenso das krone.at-Forum zur Verfügung. Hier können Sie das Community-Team via unserer Melde- und Abhilfestelle kontaktieren.

User-Beiträge geben nicht notwendigerweise die Meinung des Betreibers/der Redaktion bzw. von Krone Multimedia (KMM) wieder. In diesem Sinne distanziert sich die Redaktion/der Betreiber von den Inhalten in diesem Diskussionsforum. KMM behält sich insbesondere vor, gegen geltendes Recht verstoßende, den guten Sitten oder der Netiquette widersprechende bzw. dem Ansehen von KMM zuwiderlaufende Beiträge zu löschen, diesbezüglichen Schadenersatz gegenüber dem betreffenden User geltend zu machen, die Nutzer-Daten zu Zwecken der Rechtsverfolgung zu verwenden und strafrechtlich relevante Beiträge zur Anzeige zu bringen (siehe auch AGB). Hier können Sie das Community-Team via unserer Melde- und Abhilfestelle kontaktieren.

Kostenlose Spiele