The departing VVD and PvdA government reached an agreement to push an extra 200 million euros into nursing home care. This is on top of 100 million euros already pledged to solving the most pressing problems in nursing homes, NOS reports.
PvdA parliamentarians will no longer automatically boycott any proposal made by their PVV colleagues, but will instead assess each proposal's content before making a decision, PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher announced. PVV leader Geert Wilders is pleased with this decision. "Good of Asscher this new road and as it should be: evaluate on content and nothing else", he said, ANP reports.
GroenLinks wants 1.7 billion euros to be pushed into elderly care in the next government period, party leader Jesse Klaver announced. This money should be used for, among other things, extra staff so that a set occupancy standard can be introduced in nursig homes, AD reports.
The green party wants this standard to be two care workesr for every 10 people in the nursing home. In homes for elderly people that need intensive care, two care workers for every eight residents should be the norm.
All residents of Grootenhoek nursing home in Hellevoetsluis can now go to the bathroom whenever they need to, the nursing home assured State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health, the Telegraaf reports.
Earlier this week it was revealed that the nursing home, which forms part of Careyn care institution, had some of its residents sign a contract which said that they can only go to the bathroom on three set times per day.
Parliamentarians are furious about reports that residents of nursing home Grootenhoek in Hellevoetsluis only have three scheduled visits to the bathroom per day. The VVD plans to write a letter to State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health before the day is out, NOS reports.
RTV Rijnmond reported on Tuesday that at least one resident of the nursing home had to sign an agreement on when he will go to the bathroom. His bathroom visits are at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. According to his family, visiting the bathroom more often than this is very hard for him to do.
The Healthcare Inspectorate added three new nursing homes to its black list. Cato from The Hage, Care Residence Zonnestraal from Hilversum and Avondrust in Veenendaal all performed below par and are now under increased supervision, AD reports.
The Dutch government is investing more money to help poor families, the elderly and partners of the chronically ill. The government is also pushing extra money into Defense, according to leaked Budget Day documents RTL Nieuws managed to get hold of.
A large number of nursing homes can’t handle caretaker responsibilities for older people, according to a new report published by the Netherlands health inspectorate IGZ. There are severe concerns in 11 situations, with another 38 of the 150 studied care facilities not providing adequate health care.
Most Dutch cities are concerned about a threatening shortage in senior citizens' housing. More than half of the municipalities fear that they will not have enough suitable housing in 2020. Four in ten municipalities already have a shortage, according to a study done by Ipso Facto and elderly organization ANBO
The coalition parties have extra money to spend due to a "relatively easy budget" this year. The VVD and PvdA each have 375 million euros to give away, and they will be pushing it mainly into healthcare and Defense.
The CDA in The Hague wants more to be done to tackle bullying among elderly people in nursing homes
Nursing homes that do not offer proper care for the elderly, will have to deal with sharper inspection supervision. Directors of institutions that repeatedly provide poor care, will be addressed earlier. If there are no improvements, another health care institution will take over.
The police in Apeldoorn still has hundreds of pieces of jewelry for which they still have to identify the owners.
A 31-year old woman was arrested in Delden, Twente at the end of July after spending two years making a career out of stealing jewelry from retirement homes in Apeldoorn, Deventer and Raalte. Tonight's episode of Opsporing Verzocht will focus on returning the hoard of jewelry back to their rightful owners.
The municipality of Wageningen has refuted the claim that elderly couples are split up in the high rising case about the reputed illegal occupation of nursing home Dennenrust.
Around 200 elderly people have been forced to move as their nursing homes are going to close. They have been announcing themselves at housing centers.