The maximum meaning of this law is to be able to guarantee the care of any person who needs attention, either by a caregiver or by public social services.

Therefore, within this law, it is provided that each dependent person can measure their degree of dependence and according to it, have different services and supports, both the people for whom it is requested and their family members and caregivers, according to their

And how do we know the degree of dependence of our elders? We must request a report to the SAAD (System for Autonomy and Care for Dependency), regulated in turn by the evaluating body of each Autonomous Community, which will establish the degree of dependence according to a scale of 3 types:

Moderate dependence: people who need timely assistance to perform their daily tasks.

Severe dependence: people who need help to perform their daily tasks but who do not necessarily need a caregiver constantly.

Great dependence: This is the degree of greater protection in the Law of Dependency. It encompasses all those people who not only see their movements limited but also present losses of mental and sensory autonomy, permanently needing someone in their care.

Financial aid included in the Dependency Law

Once we know the degree of dependency of our loved one, the law establishes a series of economic and assistance aids aimed at offering the necessary service for each case.

Regarding Financial Aid, The Following Are Contemplated:

Economic benefit linked to the service: when access to the public service is not possible (day centers, night centers, assistance in public clinics, etc.) and a private one is needed (distance from these centers, help in the permanent home, lack of places in public centers, etc.).

Aid for family and non-professional care: in the case where we have to partially or wholly abandon the professional field, we can receive an economical amount that compensates according to our economic situation. It is exceptional and only applicable if it is not possible to access other benefits.

Aid for the recruitment of professional caregiver staff: precisely so that we do not have to resort to the previous help and we do not have to abandon our work, specific aids are contemplated to have some particular hours of personal assistance, as long as this professional caregiver is registered in the Social Security.

Other Aid Included In The Dependency Law

The Dependency Law also provides for assistance through all possible means so that family members and caregivers have the necessary tools to exercise caregiving work. Therefore, it includes the assistance of the type:

Training And Support Courses For Non-Professional Carers.

Registration in Social Security under an exclusive agreement: despite not being categorized as professionals, non-qualified family caregivers can benefit from contributions and unemployment benefits in an exceptional way to their case.

Telecare: for isolated cases in which the secondary needs help and can not move to the moment from home or does not have a caregiver.

Still with doubts about the Law of Dependency and your rights as a caregiver? Register in our forum and share concerns, doubts, problems, etc. with our community of caregivers.