APRIL 23 2012 20:23h
In difficult times of economy business, opening a new working position truly means a lot. Especially in Zlatar, where lots of people lost their jobs lately. So every news about employment is welcomed. Such news came from Mirjana Simunic Pezelj and her husband Nikola Pezelj, who are about to open a new nursery home in the building where they run their clinic Medirad.
- We have left 500 square meters to our sons. But they decided to live in Zagreb, so we wanted to use that space. We started construction works last November says the doctor Mirjana Simunic Pezelj. They invested around 100 000 Euro in their nursery home. The home has capacity of 20 beds. People living here will have 10 rooms, spacious living room, winter garden, reception room, kitchen and so on. Everything was made according to the highest standards. Every room has television. - We will hire a trained nurse and four more assistants. We will probably hire a chef, and some more workers depending on our needs. Health care will be provided by workers of the polyclinic, this couple says. Our goal is to provide a quality life and comfort. Everything will be available, they will have a shed in a garden and we will collaborate with the city library to provide us books for reading. The Home isn't opened yet so we didn't advertise jobs. But yet we have received more than 50 job applications.
Employees of the County Administration branch for health and social care confirm that there are huge needs for such institutions in Zagorje.
Outside asocial care network
Considering a constant growth of older people and changes within structure and a way of family functioning when a family has no longer possibilities to take care about its member, we expect that the needs for care without a family will grow in future - the employee of the County Administration branch for health and social care Martina Gregurovic Sanjug says . There are three family homes for older people in Zagorje, one in Oroslavlje, and the other two in Zlatar Bistrica and Pregrada. Those nursery homes are outside the social care network, and the costs of accommodation are being paid entirely by users.