After a number of years with ten bankruptcies per year on average is only two plejevirksomheder gone bankrupt in 2019.
2019 has been close to konkursfrit for Danish plejevirksomheder.
New figures for the Statistics Denmark shows that it has only been to two bankruptcies in home care throughout the year.
the Numbers must be viewed in light of the fact that more than 50 plejevirksomheder went bankrupt in the period 2014 to 2018.
It was in 2018, a united Parliament to adopt a law, which included stringent requirements for municipalities and companies.
Among other things, introduced a requirement for the provision of guarantees as well as requirements to the municipalities on contingency planning and requirements for more equal treatment of the private actors.
And it has apparently put an effective stopper in the negative trend.
The positive development provides more safety for the elderly. It explains the consultant in Older people Case Per Tostenæs.
- It is gratifying that one can have confidence in, that there is continuity in the help one gets in the home, and avoiding the terrible bankruptcies, where you headlong must have new help from a second supplier, he says
- It is absolutely crucial that when one gets help in her home and offers people within, that is trust, that comes, also comes continuously.
The two companies, despite the new rules have gone bankrupt in 2019, are very small and have therefore only had an impact on very few citizens.
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data from Statistics Denmark shows that the private share of home care is steady at 15 percent - measured on the visiterede hours.
today, it is every 3. citizen, who have chosen a private home care. It is typically practical help in the home.
An analysis from the Health and Ældreministeriet showed in 2017, six out of ten elderly people eligible for home help support for the possibility to decide for themselves - that is, the freedom of choice.
With the prerequisites pointing the Danish business now that it is time to strengthen older people's ability to freely choose welfare across multiple areas.
According to the organisation can be older, if they are entitled to, to get practical help, to choose whether the supplier should be municipal or private.
- in Addition, there is a possibility that the municipality can offer freedom of choice in areas such as rehabilitation, rehabilitation and home care, but many municipalities do not do it, for it is not mandatory.
- Expands to the right to free choice, then there is the possibility for greater consistency across areas, says Mette Feifer, who is the marketing director for the Danish business.
- if you want To build strong private suppliers, who can provide a wide range of services to the elderly, it will be an advantage that the freedom of choice is nationwide, she adds.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 21 December 2019, 15:00