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Elderly care

Global Elderly Care Overview: – Care for older adults varies by country and region. – Older people globally consume the most health spending. – Increasing […]

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Global Elderly Care Overview:
– Care for older adults varies by country and region.
– Older people globally consume the most health spending.
– Increasing proportion of older people, especially in developing nations.
– Care traditionally provided by family, now often by institutions.
– Wide variety of elderly care needs and cultural perspectives worldwide.

Challenges in Elderly Care:
– Family members often primary caregivers for the elderly.
– Time spent on elder care can impact family finances.
– Disparities in socioeconomic class due to elder care responsibilities.
– Lack of access to external support for elder care.
– Higher rates of neglect due to inadequate elder care options.

Gender Discrepancies in Caregiving:
– Women are the majority of family caregivers.
– Women spend more time caregiving than men.
– Higher rates of caregiver burnout among women.
– Limited options for elder care lead to family members taking on caregiving roles.
– Neglect among elderly due to lack of affordable care options.

Elderly Care Systems in Developed Nations:
– Aged care systems in Australia, Canada, and the UK.
– Challenges and reforms needed in Australia’s aged care system.
– Private and public care facilities in Canada.
– State-funded elderly care in the UK facing cost challenges.
– Growing need for reforms in the UK’s elderly care system.

Elderly Care Practices and Innovations:
– Assisted living facilities, home care services, and respite care.
– Strategies for promoting independence in older adults.
– IoT integration in smart homes for remote monitoring.
– Legal issues related to incapacity and guardianship.
– Elderly-friendly interior design to enhance safety and well-being.

Elderly care (Wikipedia)

Elderly care, or simply eldercare (also known in parts of the English-speaking world as aged care), serves the needs of old adults. It encompasses assisted living, adult daycare, long-term care, nursing homes (often called residential care), hospice care, and home care.

An old man at a nursing home in Norway

Elderly care emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who wish to age with dignity while needing assistance with daily activities and with healthcare. Much elderly care is unpaid.

Elderly care includes a broad range of practices and institutions, as there is a wide variety of elderly care needs and cultural perspectives on the elderly throughout the world.

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