COMMUNICATION: Increase in the SMI: A boost to the well-being of caregivers of the elderly

(Information sent by the signatory company).

COMMUNICATION: Increase in the SMI: A boost to the well-being of caregivers of the elderly

(Information sent by the signatory company)

Madrid, March 14, 2024.-

The recent increase in the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) to 1,134 euros per month in 14 payments has brought with it a positive impact on the working conditions of caregivers of the elderly, a fundamental sector for Spanish society.

Benefits for caregivers

•    Improvement in purchasing power: This 5% increase in the SMI translates into greater purchasing power for caregivers, allowing them to better cope with the cost of living and improve their quality of life.

•    Recognition of their work: The increase in the SMI recognizes the importance and complexity of the work carried out by caregivers, who are responsible for the care and well-being of older people, many of them with special needs.

•    Greater job stability: The increase in the minimum wage can contribute to reducing personnel turnover in the sector, favoring job stability for caregivers and the professionalization of the sector.

Caring responsibly: Protecting those you love most

Caring for our loved ones is an important responsibility. When it comes to elderly or dependent people, the need for an in-home elderly care service becomes even more crucial. In these cases, hiring a caregiver becomes a fundamental decision to guarantee the well-being of those who need it most.

However, it is not enough to find a person willing to care. It is essential that the caregiver be hired legally and under the domestic employee regime, as established by Spanish legislation.

¿Why is it so important?

1.    Protection for the caregiver

Labor rights: Registration with Social Security gives the caregiver access to basic rights such as contributions for retirement, unemployment, work disability and medical assistance.

Decent conditions: The law establishes a minimum wage, maximum working hours, breaks and paid vacations.

Formalization of work: The underground economy is avoided and the caregiver is protected from possible abuse or exploitation.

2. Tranquility for the family

Legal responsibilities: The contract establishes clear responsibilities in the event of accidents or incidents.

Trust and security: A professional and quality service is assured.

Greater control: The family has access to information about the caregiver, such as her experience and training.

In short, hiring a caregiver under the domestic employee regime is a responsible decision that benefits all parties involved. It is an investment in the well-being of our loved ones, while contributing to the protection of the rights of caregivers and the maintenance of the social protection system.

CEN Comprehensive Care: A commitment to the well-being of caregivers

At CEN Cares Integrales, a leading company in home care for the elderly, we are aware of the importance of the well-being of caregivers for the quality of the service offered. We offer a comprehensive and personalized service, with a team of highly qualified professionals committed to the well-being of older people.

Therefore, we commit to:

•    Guarantee compliance with the SMI: All our caregivers receive a salary higher than the SMI, according to their experience and qualifications.

•    Offer decent working conditions: We promote work-life balance, with flexible hours and paid vacations.

•    Train and train our caregivers: We provide continuous training to update their knowledge and skills.

•    Provide support and accompaniment: We offer a personalized attention service to caregivers, so that they feel valued and supported in their work.

At CEN, the well-being of caregivers is our priority, because we know that only in this way can we guarantee the best care for older people.


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