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Health and Health Care for Older People
Health and Health Care for Older People

Author(s): Sunčica Dimitrijoska, Vladimir Ilievski, Sonja Tevdovska
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Welfare services
Published by: Naučno društvo za promociju i unapređenje društvenih nauka AKROASIS
Keywords: Older People; Health Protection; Chronic Diseases; Access to Health Services

Summary/Abstract: Active age is the age in good health, fulfillment of the work place, autonomy and independence in everyday life, the process of optimizing and improving the health and social protection and inclusion of elderly people in society. The health and health condition are very important for the older people, due to the fact that with the old age all the functions deteriorate, and they become a group at risk, which is very sensitive to all changes in the immediate environment. The survey was conducted with representative sample of 1004 older people at different age, gender, ethnic background and place of residence in different regions in the Republic of Macedonia. The findings showed a realistic picture in terms of the health insurance of the older people, their health status, access to health institutions and services, the confidence in the primary health care doctors, utilization of medicaments, illnesses and the care for the older people, visits to the doctor and utilization of aids by the older people. The obtained data from the survey enabled provision of proposals for creation of policies and strategic documents and opening of services for health and social care of older people in order to improve their quality of life and to enable social inclusion in the environment.

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 215-228
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English