NO Plas Contract Residents of nursing Large Angle in Hellevoetsluis should be able to go to the bathroom when needed and if they want to. So says Minister Van Rijn afternoon in a letter in response to stories about 'water contracts "at the nursing home.
Vulnerable older people living in nursing homes should 'be confident that they are safe there and listen to them by professionals who have the space to do what the client wants ", according to the Minister of Health.
Especially with issues such as toileting which largely determines the quality of life and self-esteem of the client, says Van Rijn: ,, Residents must have confidence that their wishes will be followed. Regulating the toilet is far from here. It is contrary to dignity can live in just yet often difficult last phase of life. "
The State Secretary has contacted the board of directors. ,, The indicated board that residents can go to the toilet when they want it. I demanded from my side that this is achieved in practice. "
Nursing Large Angle in Hellevoetsluis states that some patients up to three times a day to the toilet may, it was announced last night. The Lower House today responds furious.
The home confirms that arrangements have been made with certain residents, including on the toilet, in order to reduce the workload for the staff. However, there would be no question of a 'water contract or policy.
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Letter to the House
On November 1. By RTV Rijnmond news that a nursing home resident of Grand Angle in Hellevoetsluis can be up to three times a day to the toilet. The report reveals that her husband these agreements has demonstrated in writing to the interviewer's question.
In addition, RTV Rijnmond allow relatives to speak with other complaints. This nursing home is part of Careyn.
Frail elderly who live must have confidence in a nursing home where they are safe and being listened to by professionals who have the space to do what the client wants. Especially with issues such as toileting which largely determines the quality of life and self-esteem of the client. Residents must correct then be able to trust that their wishes will be followed. Regulating the toilet is far from here. It is contrary to dignity can live in just yet often difficult last phase of life.
I on November 1. Contacted the board of directors. The stated board that residents can go to the toilet when they want it. I demanded from my side that this is achieved in practice.
In my letter of 31 October. "Improvements in risky nursing homes visible ' I indicated that there is an intervention team is deployed at Careyn. This team focuses on the improvement of care. The residents now living in nursing Large Angle can not wait. For them, the board of directors of Careyn now in order.
In my letter of 31 October. I indicated that taken by the Inspectorate measures and improvements demanded among other things related to this location. The quality of the client's plan is part of the reason for the designation that the Inspectorate in preparation for Careyn. The Inspectorate will strictly monitor its implementation.
Finally, the next there are numerous nursing homes where good, loving care is delivered. The people who work there, whether it be caretakers or administrators, feel affected in their professional pride as negative coverage turns the image of their industry. I would like to emphasize that they are the ones that convince us again and again that it really is better, where quality is inadequate.
Therefore, the Inspectorate sees even more stringent in the last period, and intervenes where necessary. Therefore, for the first time deployed an intervention. Therefore, "Dignity and Pride 'is through, inter alia, the program always help available for directors of institutions that have a quality problem and need help. That is why we invest removed from the staff and the economy.
Through this process, assistance where possible and control where it should be, we are working to raise it to a higher level of nursing home care in the Netherlands. That this is not easy and is a matter of the long breath, is known. That it is possible, is also known. With all those who work with heart and soul in this beautiful sector, we go to nursing home where human dignity and proud employees are the rule.
the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport,
Drs. MJ van Rijn