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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:48am
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Marie10

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Does Spain have such a thing as a carer service for the elderly in their own home private service obviously or a qualified Uk person who does this in Spain and costs?

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:53am

Spain is awash with UK 'carers' who are unregistered and do it for cash in hand. 

Beware of these as I know of one elderly lady who was dumped alone because her daughter wouldn't give the brit carer access to her bank card, which she had previously been using for herself! They are totally unscrupulous and have no professional experience.

I know it's a silly question but, if you lived in the UK, would you put your elderly parent in the hands of an unlicenced and untrained carer? I think not, so it's not a good idea to do it in Spain where there are a lot more of them.

If you contact your ayuntamiento and ask for Servicios Sociales, they will sort out a care package for the elderly person. The care system is very good and elderly foreign citizens are entitled to it as well.

You will need to speak Spanish, or have a translator with you, but it is the only way to get proper professional care.

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:55am

Beneficiaries of th Spanish Social Security System enjoy a quite complete care program organized by local and regional Social Care institutions, including home assistance at no cost, subsidized holidays, substantially discounted or free travel, tax exemptions and more.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:18am

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:18am

They are not spanish citizens

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:21am

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:21am

Thanks for the heads up i would not give anyone access to anything and I know people can be unscrupulous and unlicensed but I was unaware foreign nationals could get help from ajuntamiento is this a free service do you know? 

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:23am

Marie10 wrote on Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:18am:

They are not spanish citizens

They don't have to be Spanish citizens, just legally resident in Spain.

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Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:32pm

Marie10 wrote on Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:21am:

Thanks for the heads up i would not give anyone access to anything and I know people can be unscrupulous and unlicensed but I was unaware foreign nationals could get help from ajuntamiento is this a free service do you know? 

I'm not sure about costs but the lady I mentioned above ended up in a Spanish residential home for the elderly. The Spanish servicios sociales paid most of it and her pension pays the rest.

I don't know if there is a cost for home visits, but you can find out from the ayuntamiento.

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Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:51pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:51pm

Try:

https://www.angelsnursinggroup.com/

Excellent legal company been trading in Spain for over 15 years.

Good luck

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:10pm

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Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:10pm

i am fully qualified carer in uk with 15yrs experience and proof of qualifications, where would i go to register qualified in spain ?i have lived here ( torrevieja)  for 18 months and would like to continue this line of work legaly in spain .thanks in advance

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Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:12pm

You would need to contact departamento de servicios sociales at your ayuntamiento for starters and they will direct you whoever would check your qualifications for registration.

Try this link for Bienestar (wellfare)

http://www.torrevieja.es/sal/ayuntamiento/Bienestar/

You would probably be interviewed in Spanish so may need the help of a translator if your Spanish isn't up to at least conversation level.

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