The abuse of the elderly is a problem that affects the health and human rights of millions of people around the world. In Spain it acquires special relevance because, according to the forecasts, in 2050 the life expectancy will be in the 88 years; and one out of every three Spanish citizens will be over 65, that is, they will be pensioners or retirees. Something that also affects the abuse and mistreatment of old age, since no real and effective measures are being taken against a scourge that is produced, among other causes, by caregivers who do not accept their role, from the economic point of view, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
"Therefore, since CEAPs, on the occasion of the celebration of the World Day of Consciousness for Abuse and Abuse in Old Age, we launch the good treatment campaign, with which we intend to put the elderly person in the center with dignity and respect", According to Cinta Pascual, president of the entity. Proposals with the aim of adding support from entities and administrations such as the State Government, the autonomous communities and organizations such as the Press Association and the Ombudsman.
1.- Social, public and economic visibility to 20% of the Spanish population. The reality is that the elderly are little present in the media and that, when they appear, the most common image is that of people with very deteriorated health and unique to the whole group. CEAPs demands visibility and truthful and objective information with a specific code of ethics for people in situations of dependency, for a public that, according to the EGM of 2018, consumes 92%, 44% of the radio, 36% accesses Internet, 26% consume newspapers, 8% supplements and 2% cinema.
2.- Just, dignified and finalist financing for all the programs related to the sector of the elderly. From CEAPs, it is considered that if 2% of GDP were dedicated to the social care of the elderly, it would be possible to bring social justice closer. Currently, 100 people die a day without receiving a recognized benefit from the Dependency Law. The entity requests funding that has a real and final character, according to the real costs from pensions to the prices of services, which are offered on equal terms regardless of the community in which it resides.
Out of respect
"Older people contribute a total of almost 12 million hours of informal care work a week, serving their grandchildren. In addition to 2.5 million hours per week in adult care. " According to the official data, they are the main consumers of goods and services and have the economic capacity to sustain their homes, own property and support their families. For this reason from Ceaps it is claimed that out of respect for their future they possess:
3.- Freedom of choice: The body demands that the interests of the elderly themselves be taken into account in order to access the services they want. One example is the application of the Law of Dependence with the commitment to the PEVs (Economic Benefits linked to Services) that offer total freedom to people to be free to receive the service they want.
4.- Worthy care: 19% of spending on consumption in Spain corresponds to older people, according to a report from the INE, for that reason CEAPs demand investment and adapted products and investment in the future of the systems as well as adequate advertising to the sector. .
– Professionalization and adequate training
– Quality of life for caregivers
The Business Circle of Attention to the People has turned its two years of existence into the maximum state referent in the sector of the attention to the greater ones, thanks to more than 180,000 places and services that contribute the respective territorial employers and the companies at level national. With representation in Catalonia, Castilla y León, Galicia, Aragón, Comunidad Valenciana, Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid, Euskadi, Asturias, Andalusia, Extremadura, Navarra and the companies Macrosad and Tunstall Televida.