Adulto mayor: Envejecimiento, discapacidad, cuidado y centros día. revisión de tema

María Alejandra Pinilla Cárdenas, María Alejandra Ortiz Álvarez, Juan Camilo Suárez-Escudero

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    Objective: Describe the process and models of aging, disability, care and day-care centers for the elderly population. Methodology: A narrative review of the topic using databases such as PubMed, information from the World Health Organization, geriatric guides, journals, scientific articles, and graduate projects on the issues of old age, population growth, and daycare centers. Results: Aging as a natural process is part of the life cycle and includes a broad set of biological, psychological, and social processes. Daycare centers are an option not to institutionalize the dependent older adult, and, for the healthy older adult, an option for activity, recreation, and dignity. In addition, they have goals directed at the caregiver. Currently, po-pulation aging is a global reality where daycare centers can be part of the answer to meeting the needs of care, dignity, and integration of older adults. Conclusion: Care goes beyond medical care. One option to provide comprehensive care for older adults is daycare centers, which are an intermediate alternative between preserving their usual/family environment and cases of institutionalization. The topic of daycare centers for older adults is a topic that continues to develop. There are various definitions, ways of working, and therapeutic processes that can be carried out. It is necessary to preserve and strengthen the health and well-being of older adults, and to promote successful, healthy, and active aging processes.

    Título traducido de la contribuciónOlder adult: Aging, disability, care, and day centers. A review
    Idioma originalEspañol
    Páginas (desde-hasta)488-505
    Número de páginas18
    PublicaciónSalud Uninorte
    EstadoPublicada - 31 ago. 2021

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    Palabras clave

    • Adult day care centers
    • Aged 80 and over
    • Comprehensive health care
    • Health of institutionalized elderly
    • Health of older adults


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