Attention to the Dependency

Organizational structure



The Dependency Care Services of the Parc Taulí are born under the new Law 39/2006 of December 14, on the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and the Care for People in Dependency (LAPAD) established by the classification in Degrees of the situation of dependence of the people.

As a result of this new Law, a new right is incorporated that demands to be valued so that people receive the knowledge of degree and level of dependency and have access to the rights that the Law grants them.

The predictable volume of assessments that must be made and the importance of providing this service to those interested in the highest possible quality, speed and efficiency, determines that the Catalan Institute of Social Assistance and Services (ICASS), in accordance with the technical profile required for the assessment of dependency, have the need to establish mechanisms of collaboration with public entities that provide services in the field of health in our territory, to manage the assessment of the degree and the level of dependency.

In view of this requirement, the Parc Taulí Health Corporation was designated, in May 2007, as one of the 23 entities providing the public evaluation service contemplated in the LAPAD, in accordance with the ICASS of the Department of Social Action and Citizenship of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Following this designation, the Taulí of Governors of the Parc Taulí approved the assumption of this management, and since then, the Dependency Assessment Service (SEVAD) Vallès Occidental East has its own workforce of professionals -8 Appraisers, 1 psychologist, 1 doctor, 1 social worker, 2 administrative and 1 coordinator-, who carry out the management of the appraisal processes of the applicant population resident in Badia del Vallès, Barberà del Vallès, Castellar del Vallès, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Montcada i Reixach, Palau Solità i Plegamans, Polinyà, Ripollet, Sabadell, Sant Llorenç Savall, Sant Quirze del Vallès, Santa Perpètua de Mogoda and Sentmenat.

In parallel, in November 2007, as a result of the increasing number of applications submitted for the assessment of the degree of disability, an agreement was signed with ICASS to manage the assessment of the degree of disability and recognition of scales, thus creating the first disability assessment and guidance team (EVO).

In July 2008 a second team was created, which is temporarily located at the facilities of the Welfare and Family Department in Terrassa, despite being from the Parc Taulí, and is coordinated by the Care Department at the Parc Taulí Unit.




Executive director of Attention to the Unit Parc Taulí

Sonia Mariscal Pérez