Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Temporary changes in government services offered to the elderly were announced on Friday by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Active Ageing.
In a statement the government said that due to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus, there will be a number of changes in the services it offers.
The changes include:
- Home Help: Helpers will only buy food and medicine for the elderly. Other duties such as house chores will be suspended until further notice.
- CommCare, Dementia Intervention Team, Allied Health Services, Social Service and Respite in elderly people’s home: will be given only in cases considered to be urgent and essential
- Telecare, Respite in privately operated homes and Meals on Wheels: will not be impacted and will function normally
- Ċentru Servizz Anzjan: will function as a customer care. Visitors will be screened before they are seen to. The centre can be contacted on 22788800
- Handyman service, Silver T (Tuk Tuk service) and night shelters will be temporarily halted. In the government’s statement these services were classified as “non-essential services”
- Aġenzija Sapport: Services such as community services, occupational therapy and social work which are offered to differently-abled individuals will only be given in cases which are deemed urgent and essential. Those who need the service can either call on 22568000 or send an email on email@example.com
In the statement, it was explained that these changes were necessary in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19 and to safeguard the health of the elderly as well as the employees.
One may call 159 to enquire about the other services offered by Active Ageing and Community Care.
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