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February 2, 2022, 07:04

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The system is based on an individual approach and allows you to provide exactly those social services that are needed.

Moscow is one of 34 regions where a federal pilot project is being implemented to create a long-term care system. A new methodology for a targeted and individual approach to each potential recipient of social services has been developed and implemented in the capital since 2019. To date, the long-term care system improves the quality of life of 50,000 Muscovites who are home-based. This was stated by the deputy head Department of labor and social protection of the population of the city of Moscow Pavel Keller.

“The system of long-term care allows you to make home-based care as personalized and targeted as possible. As part of the implementation of the federal pilot project, we changed the mechanism for determining the need for social services, revised the list and standards of social services. Today, each social service is aimed at compensating for a specific functional deficiency of a person, because of which it is difficult for him to independently perform daily household activities or take care of himself. For example, if an elderly person has difficulty in moving or, due to illness, cannot cook his own food, then his individual program will necessarily include such services as escorting for a walk, cleaning the apartment and, of course, cooking hot food. It is important that thanks to the long-term care system, more than 50,000 Muscovites, and this is more than half of all citizens who are on home care, do not receive formal assistance, but precisely those social services that fully compensate for their functional deficiencies,” Pavel Keller specified.

The system of long-term care was built on an individual approach to each potential recipient of social services. That is, every Muscovite who needs home care receives exactly the help that he needs for health reasons and needs. The scope of services is determined individually.

The procedure for registering home-based services has also become more convenient. If earlier a whole expert commission came to the house of a potential recipient, now one social inspector is enough. This is a qualified social security officer who, with the help of questions, observation and actions jointly performed with the future recipient of services, can assess the legal, social and functional status of a citizen, his living conditions.

The social inspector will check how independent a person is in everyday life: can he go outside, cook and eat food, clean the apartment, or does he need the help of a social worker. Based on the needs, an individual list of social services for a specific recipient will be compiled.

The system of long-term care differs from the standard home care primarily in the list of services and their standards. If earlier the list of services was common for everyone, now it includes social services targeted at a specific recipient. For example, it was previously possible to cook hot meals or carry out an off-season complex cleaning of an apartment only for a fee as part of an additional list of social services. Now this and other assistance is provided as part of an individual program if a person cannot do it on his own. And a number of services, such as morning and evening toilet, transplantation, full bathing, preparation of medicines and others, were simply absent. Now they are also included in individual programs if necessary.

To receive social services at home, you must contact the nearest public services center “My Documents”. The list of required documents is extremely short. Single citizens will be asked to fill out an application and provide a passport. And if there is a family or close relatives, documents are required on the income of family members, as well as the circumstances for which they cannot take care of themselves.

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