Older and dependent people need special attention. Due to the ageing population, the current health system faces a challenge of future sustainability. On the other hand, the hospitalization of the elderly and dependent people brings with it problems such as cognitive loss, disorientation, or physical deterioration.
Dependent people and their families face the following problems:
Loneliness of elderly and dependent people living at home.
Fragmentation of the care service, which complicates the care of patients with various problems
Health problems related to hospitalization.
High public cost of such patients.
Low social and remuneration recognition of the caregivers.
Qida is a Spanish company that provides quality home care for people with dependency, with a double objective: to offer the best service to families who have a dependent person in their care and to enhance the profession of caregiver.
Through its web platform, Qida puts people in need of home care in touch with a database of highly talented, well-trained and paid caregivers.
the sustainable development goals
SDG 3: Health and well-being: Qida works for the health and well-being of the elderly and dependent people. Its main mission is to transform the global model of care for chronic patients and/or dependents with the highest quality home care in the world. Among the goals it addresses is 3.8, which refers to achieving universal health coverage and access to quality essential health services.
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth: Qida focuses on restoring the social status of the caregivers, increasing their insertion in the labor market, improving their working conditions, offering training and a resilient community. Within this ODS, the targets that Qida addresses are 8.5, which seeks, by 2030, to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, as well as equal pay for work of equal value; and 8.8, which talks about protecting labour rights and promoting a safe and secure working environment for all workers.
HOW DO WE MEASURE IMPACT?
Improving the quality of life of patients
Number of people served.
Quality of care as perceived by the family.
Improvement of the social status of the caregiver
Percentage of Caregivers' Wages above the Minimum Interprofessional Wage
Caregivers' satisfaction with their social status
Reducing the burden on the health system
Economic savings related to potentially avoidable patient hospitalizations