Nursing homes overcharge frail elderly for laundry: Nibud

Nursing homes are charging their frail elderly patients up to €110 a month to do their washing, according to calculations by family spending institute Nibud.

This means some poor pensioners cannot afford to have their laundry done at all, the institute says. Charges have gone up sharply since homes brought in third parties to provide laundry services, the Telegraaf reports.
People living in nursing homes are given €290 a month by the state to pay for all items on top of their basic care. The government calculates laundry should cost around €35 a month.
The nursing home residents’ association LOC says it is seriously concerned about the high charges and has asked parliament to support an increase in the residential home allowance.
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