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The Queen opens the center of social facilities of Fortuna, a reference to the dependent service (04/11/2010)

Valcárcel Queen expressed the gratitude of all Murcia by lending his name to the center and visit the region again

The complex is divided into two different spaces, a Day Care Center and comprehensive care for the elderly and other residential and day care for people with disabilities

The President of the Autonomous Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, said today that the launch of the new Center for Social Amenities Reina Sofía, inaugurated this morning by Her Majesty Queen Sofia in the town of Fortuna, "is a major benchmark in development, expansion and modernization of infrastructure and socio-health resources to the Autonomous Community of Murcia at the service of persons in situations of dependency. "

In his tour of the new facility, the Queen and President Valcárcel were accompanied by the Minister for Health and Social Policy, Leire Pajin, the Minister of Social Policy, Women and Migration, Joaquín Bascuñana, and the mayor of Fortuna, Matias Carrillo among other officials.

Ramón Luis Valcárcel was grateful because the sovereign has consented to the center that opens today bears his name, as well as her latest visit to the region, "a community deeply proud of being Spanish and receive you with affection and warmth demonstrate that Murcia provided by the Royal Family. "

The facilities at the Queen Sofia Center for Social Amenities Fortuna articulated in two distinct spaces: a Day Care Center and comprehensive care for the elderly and day care center and residential for people with disabilities.

The first is divided in turn into two distinct areas: the first is a Day Care Centre for Older Persons, with capacity to serve a maximum of 80 users and the Ministry of Social Policy, Women and Immigration supports currently 20 day period of stay in the town of Fortuna, the second, a Senior Center that is divided into two very different, aimed at collective and individual development or other small groups.

Occupational Center corresponds to the specialized care area and consists of several rooms with capacity to serve a maximum of 60 users, while the Residential Center for Persons with Disabilities has 13 double bedrooms and two single beds, with capacity to serve 28 users.

As for the new facilities, its importance lies "stressed the president Valcárcel, to know to join the one hand, services for older people and, secondly, people with disabilities, since in both cases are social groups that require specialized care to meet the needs arising from their dependency status. "

He stressed that help older people stay at the center of daytime and comprehensive care for the elderly "provide benefits to both them and their families" because it is a source of respite care "for rest in major environment, which ensures their attention and specialized treatment, direct and personal. "

Occupational therapy to improve the quality of life

Valcárcel said the new facilities allow the members of this group "the opportunity to occupy their leisure time, maintain social relationships, participate in activities and feel part of an environment" and facilitate "the tendency to social isolation and loneliness that afflict many older people disappear, not to mention the therapies to improve their quality of life. "

The area dedicated to the care of people with disabilities said that "if it is a great pleasure to have in our region with new places for the care of people with disabilities, is also having an occupational center for the therapeutic importance and emotional benefits they pose to users. "

In this regard, he recalled that occupational therapy "helps improve the functional status of people, supports their integration and makes them feel part of society."

Thus, the new center will allow users to "bring new life daily activities to help better meet the basic needs of each person and allow them to learn to manage their environment and relationships with others."

Valcárcel also praised "the amount of training and commitment of professionals in these centers, which can offer specific training health and social care with greater assurance."

"We continue to work from the regional government for our citizens to have a better life, providing care for our elders, implementing actions and infrastructure conducive to personal autonomy, care and attention to persons in situations of dependency and integration of persons with disabilities, "he concluded.

Source: CARM

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