The councilor of the area of â€‹â€‹Older People, Antonia Camacho, has reported that the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities has launched a new aid order, amounting to 500,000 euros, to subsidize the acquisition of devices or equipment that improve the autonomy staff and the quality of life of the elderly in the Region of Murcia.
The beneficiaries can acquire hearing aids, oral treatment, glasses and lenses, as well as carry out the adaptation or repair of their habitual residence, among other issues.
The councilor explained that "the average life expectancy continues to increase considerably and older people continue to be a source of essential support for the basic needs of their closest relatives."
In this regard, he said that "in many cases, they do not have the economic capacity to face the extraordinary expense involved in acquiring technical assistance or repairing and adapting their habitual residence."
The Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities considers the normative regulation of this line of aid directed to the elderly in the Region of Murcia, which contributes to alleviating their needs, a priority.
The concepts covered by this call and their maximum amounts are: repair of the usual residence (up to 3,000 euros), adaptation of the usual residence (up to 3,000 euros), oral treatment (up to 3,000 euros), hearing aids -maximum 2 units- (up to 3,000 euros), glasses-maximum 2 units (up to 400 euros) and lenses-maximum 4 units (up to 400 euros).
In the Region there are about 103,000 people over 65 years old who are members of the elderly centers.
For more information you can link through this link with the corresponding order: