The Chamber of Castro Marim and the provider of Santa Casa da Misericórdia visited, this Wednesday, September 21, the works of the future home for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias that should be completed in January 2023.
This visit served to mark World Alzheimer's Day.
The Alzheimer's Home in Castro Marim will have the capacity to accommodate 70 people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias on an inpatient basis and 20 on a Day Care basis. It will be structured in three action units: Residential Internment Unit and Day Unit; Unit for the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Intervention with Families and Unit for Training and Cooperation.
This is, for the municipality, a “priority project, both in terms of its size and scope”.
The “Alzheimer's Home will also make a strong contribution to the local economy, since its construction will allow the creation of about dozens of direct and indirect jobs”.
This will be «a reference unit for the entire south of the country», highlights the mayor Francisco Amaral, stressing that it was one of the largest municipal support ever to a Private Social Solidarity Institution, concentrated in two years: 1 million euros.
With a budget of almost 5 million euros, the project is included in the Action Plan of the ARU and PARU and is an investment financed by the PO CRESC Algarve 2020 program, supported by Portugal and the European Union, co-financed by the FEDER in 1.134.701,80, XNUMX euros allocated, added to the million euros of municipal support. The remaining amount is assumed by Santa Casa da Misericórdia, through equity and bank loan.