The Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS) undertakes actions, in accordance with its statutory duty, to assist the insured persons and persons entitled to insurance benefits, among others, in using different forms of rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation is a material health benefit serving the maintenance, improvement or recovery of the capacity for work on a farm, granted by the medical rehabilitation facilities owned by the Fund and institutions cooperating with KRUS. Rehabilitation is undertaken in strict connection with the implemented treatment of the sick person, in the time, scope and place optimum for the medical recommendations and always, it is a result of a voluntary decision of the insured person.
Rehabilitation benefits can be granted under preventive recommendations when the insured person is threatened by loss of his/her capacity for work on a farm, under restitutive (repair) recommendations when the person lost his/her capacity for work on a farm but there is a promise chance for of recovery as a result of treatment or rehabilitation or health indications.
Rehabilitation benefits are granted upon the request of the medical doctor who establishes the recommendations regarding direction of the person to medical rehabilitation.
Medical doctors conduct treatment and expert doctors as well as doctors' commissions of KRUS are entitled to request granting of a rehabilitation allowance.
The costs related to medical rehabilitation are fully covered by the Fund.
Every year over 14 thousand farmers take advantage of rehabilitation.
Currently the Fund directs farmers to its own 7 Rehabilitation Centers, where persons with musculosceletar diseases are rehabilitated. These are Centers in Iwonicz Zdrj, Horyniec Zdrj, Szklarska Porba, Jeóóędlec, Koobrzeg and winoujcie also the Training and RehabilitatiołŚśn Center in Teresin. Moreover CRR KRUS in Koobrzeg provides rehabilitałtion of circulatory system diseases for about 600 persons per year.
Every year, the Fund purchases rehabilitation allowances in other institutions, where persons with circulatory system diseases are treated.
Farmer's Rehabilitation Cent are modern health care facilities, which assure high level of health services. Centers are equipped with modern machinery and apparatuses.
The medical rehabilitation program: the scope and number of treatments; are established for every patient individually in accordance with doctor's instructions. A rehabilitation stay lasts 21 days and in a particularly justified cases it is possible to extend the stay.
Rehabilitation stays are organized throughout the whole year. Centers provide 24h medical care.
If there are vacancies, all people willing to undergo rehabilitation can stay in the KRUS' rehabilitation upon payment.
While creating the system of medical rehabilitation for rural population the Fund recognized necessity of providing rehabilitation procedures in the place of patientâs residence. Thereby KRUS helped rural health centers in the organization and provision of rehabilitation equipment (on a lending basis).
The Fund organizes also rehabilitation stays for farmers' children during summer holidays. Children aged 7 to 15 are entitled to this benefit if at least one of their parents (legal guardian) is covered by social insurance for farmers under the act or possibly receives old-age or disability pension for farmers. The rehabilitation lasts 21 days.
Since 1993 nearly 23 000 thousand children used the holiday rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation institutions provide 24h doctor's and nurse's care. The program of medical rehabilitation, the scope and number of interventions are prescribed individually for every child.
KRUS employs tutors, who organize various free time activities for the participants of such holiday stays at the time when they are not undergoing rehabilitation treatment.
The KRUS farmers' rehabilitation centers:
The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center in Iwonicz Zdrój
Iwonicz Zdrój, one of the oldest health resorts in Poland, is situated at the border of Beskid Niski, in the valley of Iwonicki Creek. The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center (CRR) is placed in a 6 floor building; there are single and double rooms for 150 visitors.
CRR provides the spa visitors with a diet according to individual doctor's instruction. On the venue there are, among others, sauna, swimming pool and cafe.
The Center has specialized in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases (especially in the field of orthopaedics, rheumatology and neurology), insufficiency of lower limbs arteries and catarrh of upper airways. The Center's own treatment base offers kinesitherapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, massages and others.
The KRUS Farmers Rehabilitation Center in Jedlec
The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center in Jedlec (Wielkopolskie Voivodship) is surrounded by forests. The visitors live in the hotel rooms and bungalows provided with bathroom, telephone, radio and TV-set. There are tennis courts, fitness room, cinema room and cafe. The Center has specialized in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases. The treatment cabinets offer kinesitherapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, paraffin therapy, massages and inhalations. The Center offers accommodation for 162 visitors.
The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center NIWA in Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg is the largest Polish spa located in the West-Pomeranian Voivodship. The climate of Kołobrzeg has a strong stimulating effect. The winds from the sea bring clean air, the volume of ozone increases and the spray appears with partcles of chloride, iodine, sodium and bromine as well as other ingredients of sea water - it can be found on the area up to 200 m into the land. Its concentration is strongest on the beach itself.
The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center NIWA is situated in the attractive part of the town, in the distance of 200 m from the beach. The visitors live in single, double and triple rooms (accommodation for 318 visitors). There are sauna, solarium, mini-golf and cafe.
The Center has specialized in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases. The local microclimate is particularly wholesome for patients who suffer from the circulatory system diseases, especially from chronic heart ischaemia, arterial hypertension and bronchial asthma. The treatment cabinets offer kinesitherapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, paraffin therapy, massages and inhalations.
The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center in Horyniec Zdrój
Horyniec Zdrój is located in the Subcarpathian Voivodship. Traditional medicinal spas date back to the 18th century. It is known for sulfide and mud springs. The KRUS Center is located in a modern building with accommodation for 260 people. The Center offers billiard room, cafe and reading room. It has specialized in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases (also after a disc's operation) by means of kinesitherapy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massages and others. The soft climate of Horyniec is also wholesome for patients who suffer from arterial hypertension.
The KRUS Farmers' Rehabilitation Center in Szklarska Poręba
The Center is located at the base of Karkonosze Mountains in the Jeleniogórska Valley (Dolnośląkie Voivodship). It is situated in a modern 8-floor building. It offers accommodation for 150 persons in single and double rooms. The Center also offers a swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, bowling alley and cinema room. It has specialized in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases. The treatment cabinets offer kinesitherapy with exercises in the swimming-pool; hydrotherapy with brine, galvanic, needle bath and showers and hydromassage; light and electrotherapy with ionophoresis, diadynamic, electrostimulation, galvanization, interference currents, ultrasounds, shortwave diathermy, magnetotron, physical therapy (including, among others, hydrotherapy, paraffin wax) and classical massage.
The KRUS Recreation and Rehabilitation Center in Świnoujście
Świnoujście, in the West-Pomeranian Voivodship is a famous seaside resort. Its climate is the softtest marine climate on the Polish coast.
The Center is located in a 3-floor building surrounded by a large park, in the distance of 150 m from the sea. Accommodation for 90 persons in double and triple rooms. There is a rehabilitation pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna, billiards and a cafe in the center.
The Center has specialized in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases. The treatment cabinets offer kinesitherapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, paraffin treatment, massages and inhalations.
The KRUS Training and Rehabilitation Center in Teresin
The Center in Teresin in Masovian Voivodship is located in a beautiful Baroque palace from the end of the 19th century. The mansion is surrounded by park-forest complex with valuable trees and nature monuments. The oldest oaks are 230-265 years old. Among the uncommon trees are: the 105 years old tulip tree and the 145 years old hickory.
The Center has 65 hotel places decorated with utmost elegance. The Center offers accommodation for 55 visitors in elegantly furnished hotel rooms.
The Center specializes in rehabilitation of the locomotion system diseases. The treatment cabinets offer various types of kinesitherapy and physiotherapy.