Over 70 Czech nursing homes are unlicensed, says Ministry of Social Affairs

There are 72 unlicensed nursing homes in the Czech Republic, according to the Ministry of Social Affairs. Administrative proceedings that may result in fines have been taken against 20 old folks’ homes and homes for people with dementia and other diseases. The ombudswoman recently highlighted the issue of the elderly receiving inadequate and undignified treatment at some facilities. There are around 800 registered nursing homes in the Czech Republic. A new bill regulating what is a growing industry should come into effect in 2017.

Author: Ian Willoughby