"The easy flow of health and social services in the Satakunta welfare area is achievable by following the "Learn from the best" and "don't reinvent the wheel" thinking."
I am a 37-year-old mother of two and currently on maternity leave from my EHS manager role. I have a master's degree in engineering and have also studied Approbatur studies in Pedagogy and psychology. I am an advocate of continuous learning and, in particular, support for children's bilingualism.
I ran in the regional elections in order to be able to influence the easy flow of health and social services in the Satakunta welfare area. At the center should be "learn from the best" and "lets not reinvent the wheel" ideology.
Children, young people and families
After the corona pandemic, we need to focus on treating mental health problems, especially among young people. For children and young people, routines and everyday predictability bring a sense of security. Exceptions have shaken this sense of security and if the symptom cannot be addressed in time, it will lead to big problems in the future.
We need to ensure that cooperation between schools and pupil care works when the new wellbeing services counties will be established. Pupil care must be part of the school's multidisciplinary team and young people must be offered low-threshold receptions where ever they are and, if necessary, have access without an appointment.
Everyone needs to get an appointment to doctor quickly, no matter where they live in the country. In addition, everyone must have the right to receive help and support immediately when they need it - this also applies to oral and dental care.
The existing health centers and municipal health services must be easily accessible and the length of treatment queues must be reduced by, among other things, increasing the number of doctors and nurses in health centers.
Mobile solutions and digital services such as health buses to improve access to care in rural and island areas, among other things, already exist and only need to be introduced effectively.
Low-threshold services such as various chat and on-call phone services should be used to achieve a seven-day care guarantee, which should also extend to mental health services.
One of the easiest changes to "invest now - save later" is to change the age limit for free breast cancer screening from the current 50-69 to 40-74 years, and to add screening for male prostate cancer to the program. A simple blood test using a PSA test can detect asymptomatic prostate cancer at an early stage. Cancer Hospital Docrates experts recommend measuring PSA for all men from the age of 45.
Services for senior citizens
Everyone must be able to live at home for as long as they want and can. In addition, secure housing services must be available to all elderly people when they are no longer able to live in their own homes.
The work done by family carers reduces the need for 24-hour care facilities. It is important that we show that we value the work of family carers by caring for their well-being.
We need to develop support services for family carers so that Satakunta has an obligation to provide respite care to offer a break from caregiving duties.
The increased tax credit for household expenses concerning at-home care is a welcome addition, enabling the flexible use of services.