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LMP URGES GREATER FOCUS ON ELDERLY CARE

 

The green opposition LMP is calling on the government to pay more heed to and devote more resources to caring for the elderly, LMP lawmaker Péter Ungár said. State retirement homes are struggling with a capacity shortage, Ungár said: the elderly have to wait 4-5 years for a spot in such homes, and the situation will only grow worse as the population ages. LMP is pressing the government to increase spots in state, rather than church-run, retirement homes, by at least 50% in the coming five years, he said. He said the state subsidy for caring for the elderly at home ought to be raised to 100,000 forints (EUR 309) per month from 38,000-58,000 forints at present as an initial step, then to a level that matches the minimum wage, following the example of the allowance for home care of children living with disabilities.