More than 8 million older people are dependent on long-term care in Latin America and the Caribbean. These people are not able, on their own, to perform at least one basic activity of daily living, such as bathing or showering, eating, using the toilet, dressing, getting around a room, or getting in and out of bed. In this region, care dependence affects 12% of people over … [Read more...] about Who takes care of older people in Latin America and the Caribbean?
People prefer to age at home, in a familiar setting, and surrounded, when possible, by their belongings and closest relatives and friends. This is not only a matter of personal preference. The World Health Organization highlights the importance of the context in determining the effects of aging on health: aging at home increases confidence levels, independence, and … [Read more...] about Aging at home: the preferred option of older adults
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