Deputies approve project to create homes for the elderly

The Chamber of Deputies the bill that creates the Day and Night Shelter-Center-House for the Elderly in each province of the Dominican Republic.

The homes are to operate as a safekeeping, recreational and geriatric center for the needy elderly and will be funded by the government.

“The law aims to guarantee the fundamental rights of the elderly through the implementation of comprehensive public policies, through their care and protection, safeguarding them from high-risk situations, reaffirming their dignity and guaranteeing the protection of their fundamental rights,” states the first paragraph of the initiative.

The initiative, drafted by Dionisio de la Rosa, now moves to the Senate.

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16 March 2023