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Elderly People reach agreement with Government

This afternoon it was announced that a committee who has been studying how to improve the lifestyle of the elderly has reached its conclusion. The government will use many of the committee’s proposals to improve government pension and build more housing for the elderly.

The committee further suggests that home nursing will be improved significantly, according to mbl.is. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

The main points of the agreement which was presented at a joint meeting with Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde and the Chairman of the Society of Aged people, former National Physician, Ólafur Ólafsson, were the following:

  • Government pension will increase

  • The government pension system will be simplified

  • Pension age will be flexible so that government pension will increase the later people go on pension

  • Home nursing will be improved

  • Waiting lists for hospitals will be shortened

  • Supply of apartments for the aged will be increased

Both parties were happy with the agreement. The Government said it was an important settlement and the representatives of the elderly said it was a step in the right direction.

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