Older Case rallies municipality to fail in the debilitated elderly

Hjørring Municipality, do not respect residents at ældrecenters rights, believes the Older the Case. the Older Case pursue legal action against the Municipali

Older Case rallies municipality to fail in the debilitated elderly

Hjørring Municipality, do not respect residents at ældrecenters rights, believes the Older the Case.

the Older Case pursue legal action against the Municipality of Hjørring in northern Jutland, which, according to the association forces the weakened older people to move from their home.

the Association's director, Bjarne Hastrup, believe that the municipality is in breach of residents ' leases have transformed the nursing homes on ældrecentret Havbakken in Tornby, to the senior citizen.

Residents are very strongly attenuated and have a lease for a plejebolig.

- It is drastic, that the municipality removes the permanent staff, with the aim of indirectly pushing residents from nursing home to another place. It is too brutally done, and therefore we would like to once and for all, have ruled that the municipality must comply with the laws of the land, says Bjarne Hastrup.

In the year and a half, residents of the care centre refused to move. And they have fought for their right to remain under unchanged conditions.

But the 1. november disappeared the permanent staff at the Havbakken. Since then residents have had to settle for nursing. There are still approximately ten residents at Havbakken, which has refused to move.

According to Bjarne Hastrup has the planned shift to senior citizen home care led to the fact that the residents feel that they are pushed out of their homes, so they can get the care they have been accustomed to.

Unlike nursing homes have senior citizen personnel around the clock. Why are the homes suitable for the elderly, who can cope in their own homes without døgndækning.

- It is a substantially poorer care and treatment, the older people get, and it creates insecurity. It also reduces the whole network, that is, if a resident, when one is in a nursing home, there is a safeguard against loneliness, says Bjarne Hastrup.

the Older the Case will, therefore, have the right to assess whether Hjørring Municipality in the conversion of care homes for the elderly is illegal.

- We would like to ensure that this way to deal with the elderly on not spreading to other municipalities, says the director.

the Mayor of the Municipality of Hjørring, Arne Eriksen (S) certainly do not believe that the elderly are being let down. On the contrary, standards have been significantly better, he points out.

- Now there's a fixed night shift for approximately five residents. Before there was a night watchman for 32. We just can't guarantee it every single time is the same staff.

- So we are providing so abundantly what we need. The elderly get the care that they are entitled to, says Arne Andersen.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 01:00

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