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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1221-1227

Some aspects of the providing of medical and social assistance of elderly persons in the Republic of Kazakhstan

S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_187_17

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Background: The demographic aging becomes a state problem for the majority countries, Kazakhstan is no exception: sharply increased the number of elderly and senile age people, which led to a number of problems caused by the aging of society, in connection with which the relevant improvement of medical and social assistance of elderly persons based on the study needs in the medical, social and psychological assistance. Methods: In the period from May 2016 for July 2016 was carried out complex research of the needs in the medical, social and psychological assistance to elderly persons in Almaty based on a specially designed questionnaire. The objects of this study are chosen by representatives of various socio-demographic groups (60 years and older), served in the clinics of the city. In total were interviewed 2996 elderly respondents, aged 60 years and older. Results: As an object of research are determined: Respondents' assessment of their health, financial situation, satisfaction with living conditions, some lifestyle factors, questions of life quality, needs in medical and social assistance. Conclusion: The analysis results of the study confirmed the urgency of activating the provision of medical and social assistance of elderly persons as well as low attendance of employees of social service of the elderly population, require regular monitoring of the activities of local governments and institutions, as well as officials for ensuring the rights of older disabled persons in the area of social services.

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