The committee within The Malta Chamber representing the Care Home Operators had a positive meeting with Minister Michael Farrugia, together with the President of The Malta Chamber to discuss the vital work care home operators have been engaged in, throughout the past months.
During the meeting, the Minister praised the operators, as he said that care homes were regarded as a key stakeholder in the well-being of our elderly. He acknowledged the leap in such organisations had led. The Minister said that he would be encouraging the values of active ageing, as he noted that the COVID experience would teach us how to better tackle the influenza season.
The Minister noted how he will be involving representatives of care home operators in the immediate, medium,- and long-term plans which include tackling the psychological impact of COVID-19 with the elderly and on focusing on dementia and solitude. The way forward is to also include family members and relatives, among others, the Minister said.
Given the importance of the efficient delivery of the Covid 19 vaccine within all long -term care facilities, the committee within The Malta Chamber of Commerce representing the Care Operators recommended that all operators will commit to encourage the maximum take up of the vaccine since it is so crucial and essential to CHOs.