Convalescent Care

 

As IWC-V membership grows, so, too, does the number of members who live alone or need special services. The current Coronavirus outbreak magnifies what we may all need to face at one time or another -- Convalescent Care. 

 

Spanish convalescent assistance is more available than you might think, but it can take a while.  Check out – SensAge Project - "Social Welfare Systems across Europe."  A fascinating article - even though filled with charts, graphs, figures - on the differences between the European Union members' social services programs. Spain, not surprisingly, falls into the "Southern Mediterranean" model with its attendant strengths and weaknesses.

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/SensAge/d4-social_welfare_systems_across_europe.pdf

 

Beyond a network of close friends, the most-important resource we've found -- whether preventive or sustaining -- is the Telecom "call button," a 24/7 interactive emergency system.  We also found a rather comprehensive listing of residential and day centers and home care (SAD) services.  See listing below.

 

What follows is not complete, of course.  Therefore, please pass along your experiences -- what worked for you.  We will add them to the resource list so they can help others:  services offered, agency involved, eligibility requirements, and contact information. 

Send information to sandra.molyneaux@gmail.com

 

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY (servicios de urgencia)

+34 900 16 11 61

 

Start Here

         Register with your Embassy or Consulate in Spain – See IWC-V Resources Government

         Download Emergency Contact form – add information to wallet

                 file:///C:/Users/sandr/Downloads/Medical%20ID%20Card%20Template.pdf

         Items to include –

Name, address, phone (WhatsApp), email, DOB, date of information

                Spanish NIE; SIP number

         Contacts:

Primary/2nd (one Spanish speaker) – name, phone, email, relation

                Primary Care Physician (PCP): name, address, phone, email

        Medical Conditions – (as warranted)

Chronic Conditions (ie, diabetes, CHF); Recent Complications; Allergies

        Medications – name/dose

 

RED CROSS - Cruz Roja

 

Easy, fast, reliable, affordable, available for all; English language assistance

Cruz Roja - Home-based Telecare System

Continuous support, preventive service to help people with disabilities, social isolation, elderly, illness, or to assist those in physical or social risk situations.

         informa@cruzroja.es (English)                                               +34 902 22 92

         http://www.cruzroja.es/teleasistencia/en/teleasistencia-domiciliaria.html

 

Services and Resources

        Emergency call system: body device, "blue button" + router 24/7

                 Need land-line for router hook up   30€ a month -

        Check in, check up services

        Hold keys for emergency access to your home

        Tracks medications

        Reminds abut medical appointments

Accompanies patients to appointments

SPANISH GOVERNMENT SERVICES

 

European Social Services - by Country

An exhaustive resource with background information.  Bedtime reading with note paper and pen in hand.  The link below explains which benefits people with physical, mental or sensory limitations can apply for, when they need total or partial support from someone else to carry out their daily basic activities.

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1129&langId=en&intPageId=4798

 

Generalitat Valencia, Vice Presidency and Ministry of Equality and Social Services.

Lengthy overview and outline (with links) to services provided.  Interesting reading, but not a place to begin while in the midst of a crisis.

         http://www.inclusio.gva.es/va/mapa-web

 

Valencia Servicios Sociales - generally slow, bureaucratic, almost exclusively Spanish

         Must be registered in the State Medical Plan (citizens/legal residents); Age 65+

         Telephone ahead for an appointment

 

         Municipal Office of Disabled Care (MAD)                                        Mon-Fri 09:00-14:00

                  Amade de Savoy 11 (46010)                                                  +34 96 208 24 68             

                  www.valencia.es/bienestarsocial                                            omad@valencia.es

 

         Municipal Social Services Centers                                                  Mon-Fri 09:00-14:00

Benimaclet, Campanar, Ciutat Vella, La Saida, Malicar, Nazaret, livereta, Patraix, Salvador Allende, Saint Marcel Li, Trafalgar

                  Center: Calle de meson de Morella 2 (46003)                       +34 96 208 41 67

                  http://www.valencia.es/bienestarscial                                     cmssciutatvella@valencia.es

 

         Services Offered

         Emergency contact button - interactive "red" call button necklace

                  Direct telephone connection to a 24-hour emergency service

                  Service includes frequent contact from the agency to the user

         Daily Meal delivery - eligibility and cost based on income level

                  Someone must be at home to collect the meals

         Wheelchair requests

         Disability Parking Permit

         Financial aid for utility payments - process can take a long time

 

Meals on Wheels - Servicio de Comida a Domicilio                                  +34 90 010 25 85

Spanish Federation for Senior Citizen Organisations (CEOMA) and Castilian Nutrition Union (UCALSA) joined forces to offer a home delivery service to senior citizens of any nationality. Cost of meals, which can be adapted to suit special diets, is €4 per day or €6 for a couple, and includes a starter, main course, dessert, bread and delivery.        

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/angloinfo-world-money/spain-low-cost-meals-for-senior-citizens/     

 

​​Hospital Bulletin Boards -

Freelance nurses' aides post little pieces of paper with contact information 

CONVALESCENT-REHABILITATION CENTERS

 

Residence for Seniors SARquavitae City of Arts

c/ Marques Dos Aguas 3, 2º C-D (46002)                                     +34 90 209 53 10 - Ext. 08665

Listing of facilities in Spain – many in Valencia

Nursing Homes, Day Centers, Home Help,   Residential Settings, Telecom, Protected housing

www.residencias-de-ancianos.com                                               info@residencias-de-ancianos.com

 

Selegna Residences for Seniors -

C/ Cruixidell 2 • Urb. Torre in Conill 46117 Bétera (Valencia)

www.selegna.es                                                                             +34 68 771 63 86      +34 96 160 85 11

Residential (temporary/permanent); Rehabilitation, Convalescent, Spa.  Emphasis on outdoor living – gorgeous facilities

Ballesol Residences                                                                               +34 90 024 24 25

Convalescent, permanent residences, rehabilitation, family respit

https://ballesol.es/residencias-para-mayores-en-la-comunidad-valenciana/

 

Old Governor, C/ Gobemador Viejo 25, Valencia 46003 (Historic Center)

Fina Minguez                                                                         +34 96 391 85 05

Playa Patacona, C/Mar Menor 1, Alboraya, Valencia 46120 (beach front)

María Luisa Vivas                                                                  +34 96 356 77 12

Burjassot, C/ Commander Moreno 1A, Burjassot, Valencia 46100

María José Lassalle                                                               +34 96 390 22 30

Serreria, C/Maderas 12, Valencia 46002 (harbor area)         

temporary or long stays, rehabilitation, family respit

Mayte Guerrero                                                                      +34 96 331 71 80

Velterne, C/ Murta 1, Paterna, Valencia 46980 (Benemaclet)

Jesús Alcazar 961 356 501

 

Costa Blanca Resort, C/ Tramuntana 2, La Cala de La Vila, Villajoyosa Alicant (03570_

Alicia Sánchez                                                                                 +34 96 585 76 71

Assisted Living Residences – apartments, medical supervision

 

Domus Vi

HOME: Avda. del General Perón, 36, Madrid (28020)                    +34 91 330 63 00

www.domusvi.es/en/                                                               +34 90 045 65 85

Convalescent and Rehabilitation Centers

Nursing Home and Health Care Centers; Day centers

Home Care visits (24/7; 365); Home assistance support; Telecare

Adorea Apartment Retirement Residences (Girona, Seville)

VALENCIA – three residential locations                                           direccion.sadvalencia@domusvi.es

https://www.domusvi.es/buscador-de-centros/?residencia

Jardines de Liria, Partida Casa Carreres, s/n, (46160)           +34 96 278 21 72

direccion.jardineslliria@domusvi.es    

Residence for Largest City of Arts – includes Day Center

Carrer Joan Baptiste Muñoz 11, (46023)                        +34 96 337 51 70

atcliente.ciudadartes@domusvi.es

La Nostra Casa-Vall de la Ballestera – cognitavly empaired day/residence

publicly owned by the City Council of Valencia; managed by DomusVi

Carrer de la Vall de la Ballestera 75, (46035)                 +34 96 205 96 30

direccion.nostracasa@domusvi.es

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Orpea Residences

Paseo del General Martinez Campo 46, Madrid (28010)                 orpeaiberica@orpea.net

https://www.inforesidencias.com/contenidos/mayores-y-familia/nacional/atencion-domiciliaria-sad email:

Home Care Valencia (SAD) Valencia

San José de Pignatelli 35, Valencia 46025                              +34 963 49 74 33

Services: Temporary or permanent residence, day center;

Convalescent-Rehabilitation; Permanent medical staff & services

https://orpea.es/centros-residencias/centro-dia-residencia-ancianos-valencia/

 

Angels Nursing Group -

Los Carasoles 27, Zurgena, Almeria (04650)                                     +34 902 02 6468

https://www.angelsnursinggroup.com/ info@angelsnursinggroup.com

Really an assisted retirement community, but may be of interest

 

 

  HOME FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES

Order on line, delivered to home

 

Restaurants

Be on the look out for restaurants in your neighborhood that deliver orders. In addition, there are several delivery services that deliver from a variety of restaurants

 

Just Eat

https://www.just-eat.es/a-domicilio/valencia

Delivery service that works with over 650 restaurants in Valencia, since 2011. It's terrific -- clear, accurate, on time. Indexed according to cuisine types.

 

Uber Eats

several Valencia Restaurants     www.ubereats.com/es-ES/

 

Supermarkets

 

Corte Ingles - https://www.elcorteingles.es/supermarket/

Free delivery above 100€ C-Ingles card; 125€ other charge cards

Same day delivery before noon; pick your own delivery time

Mercadona - https://www.mercadona.es/                                                  +34 90 050 01 03

Mon-Sat 902 113 177; delivers between 07:00-22:00

Carrefour - Carrefour.es/supermercado

Consum - https://www.tienda.consum.es/consum/#!Home

 

 

Meal Kits

These are meals in various stages of preparation, specifically prepared for clients. Number of meals per week, special requests, final preparation varies according to the plan.

Article on the situation in Europe - including references to several companies.

https://www.retailintelligencelab.com/blog/2014/9/14/european-food-startups-meal-kits-delivered-to-your-door

 

Food in the Box - available in Valencia

https://foodinthebox.com/pages/planes

 

Fit Kitchen Barcelona

https://www.fitkitchenbarcelona.com/meal-planner/

Wrote to see if they had a Valencia branch - No response

 

Phosh Food

Throughout Spain; might be "microwave" meal plan. Allows for special diets, including one called "bulk plan" to add muscle and weight - so often needed by convalescents. Can order a week's worth of meals - 1 or 2 per day. https://phoshfood.com/

 

TRANSPORTATON

 

TeleTaxi - specially adapted vans for wheelchair use

Ciudad del Aprendiz 17 (46017)                                                                     +34 96 357 13 13

Official fares approved by the Valencia Regional Government

https://teletaxivalencia.com/adapted-taxis/?lang=en                                      info@teletaxivalencia.com

 

I particularly want to thank Diana Clifton-Sewell, Elaine Weckwerth, Jane Buck, Patricia Murray, Pamela Smith-Berry, Phyllis So, Renee Kemsley, and Susan Kaplan.

Their contributions have been invaluable.

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