Long-term care is vitally important in our region: More than eight million older adults are not able to independently carry out at least one basic activity of daily living, such as bathing and feeding themselves, or getting out of bed. So how can we provide them with personalized, quality service? Last Tuesday, April 21, Mayte Sancho, psychologist, gerontologist, and expert in … [Read more...] about Person-Centered Care Model
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Before the arrival of COVID-19, which led to our mandatory, preventive social isolation as a means to mitigate its outbreak, it was common to see elderly couples out on the streets of Buenos Aires, going about their daily lives at a leisurely pace. And whenever I saw them, I would wonder: Who is taking care of whom? The answer is particularly important today since we all know … [Read more...] about Older Adults: The New Family Caregivers
On November 12 and 13, we conducted the Regional Policy Dialogue of the Social Protection and Health Division of the IDB, which this year was on the Pillars of Long-term Care: How to Build a System for Latin America and the Caribbean. This is an annual event that seeks to discuss the pressing issues of the region and generate an exchange between specialists, government … [Read more...] about We invite you to see the material of our Regional Policy Dialogue 2019: A regional debate on long-term care systems
“Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international cooperation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social, and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.” … [Read more...] about Long-Term Care is a Human Rights Issue
Latin America and the Caribbean is aging at a rapid pace. Today, 11% of the population is over 60 years old. By 2035, the proportion of older adults will have doubled. This phenomenon implies greater care needs for a larger population of older adults facing dependency. This means some people will have difficulty performing basic daily life activities such as bathing, eating, or … [Read more...] about What can Korea Teach us About Long-Term Care Systems?