SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The island of Tenerife has 65 places to care for people with brain damage acquired through different entities to which the Cabildo de Tenerife and the Government of the Canary Islands allocate an annual allocation of 1.2 million euros, within the framework of the Convention of Cooperation for the provision of services to people in a situation of dependency.
The Minister of Social Action of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Marián Franquet, highlights, on the occasion of the celebration this Tuesday of the ‘National Day of Acquired Brain Injury’, the work carried out by these entities “that attend to problems that are not always taken into account “and with which” various services of a multidisciplinary and comprehensive nature are offered to those affected and their families to thus cover all areas of action under a biopsychosocial model. “
Likewise, it emphasizes the effort carried out by the island corporation in the last two years to improve the care of people with brain damage, which has resulted in a 46% increase in places for those affected, “which it has been accompanied by a greater diversification of places, including residential care and the promotion of personal autonomy “.
Franquet highlights the attention provided through the Insular Ring of Social Policies that has the Brain Injury Association (ADACEA) among the entities that make up the network.
“The presence of the ADACEA in the insular ring allows us to reach more people and guarantee an accompaniment path in the process of hospital stay, discharge, rehabilitation and inclusion of the people and families affected by the DCA”, he assures.
Through this network, the Cabildo provides an additional 30,000 euros to this association, allowing them to improve their resources.
Of the 65 places offered, 35 are for day care, 10 for residential care and 20 for the promotion of personal autonomy.
Currently, the Cabildo collaborates with three entities that deal with these types of problems: the Hospitalier Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Association for Acquired Brain Damage (ADACEA) and the General Canarian Foundation of the University of La Laguna, which is dedicated to specifically, outpatient neuropsychological counseling and intervention for patients and accompanying family members, in order to face the new situation.