Help Benidorm is frequently asked to assist people in claiming benefits for people with dementia. The aid available come under the Law of Dependency (La Ley de Dependencia) See our section Social Service Aid
There is a wide amount of help available through the local social services department providing the claimant has been resident in Spain and on the padron for five years.
This can range from home help, meals on wheels, personal carer to a place in a public nursing home or up to 700 euros a month towards cost of care in a private home.
The amount of aid depends on the claimant’s degree of disability, ranging from 1 to 3.
You will need someone who can speak Spanish to negotiate the system. the journey starts at the medical centre were you must ask for a medico-social report. This involves seeing the practise nurse then the doctor. Next you should make an appointment with your local social worker. The medical centre should be able to tell you where to go.
A basic wheelchair and air mattresses (colchon antiescaros) to prevent bedsores may be available on prescription.
See our page on social service aid for more details.