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EU funding for at-home rehabilitation programmes

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has issued a financial support decision for the call for proposals “Mobile rehabilitation teams” which will be published by the Ministry of Health. The total funding made available under the call for proposals and contributed by the European Social Fund amounts to EUR 1 million.

The call for proposals will co-finance the establishment of three mobile teams that will implement at-home rehabilitation programmes for vulnerable people, namely people over the age of 65, living at home and having difficulty accessing rehabilitation services due to mobility problems, poor or no social network or other obstacles. The mobile teams will help maintain or achieve the highest level of health and well-being of older people and reduce their dependence on others.

The development of at-home rehabilitation is also important in terms of health protection and prevention of the spread of infectious diseases among the older population. By restricting non-essential contact, which has proven to be a very effective way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the COVID-19 epidemic, the need to develop distance rehabilitation has also become of great importance.