Old age and the crisis of medicine

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In Norway, the UK, Sweden and some other countries of the elderly employ more than one third of beds in the therapeutic Department of Paris and Berlin, they account for more than half of the employed beds etc.
Many elderly people are lonely, what cannot be ignored. In the USA among elderly people living alone, 30 percent. Increasing this number to us. If the population census of 1959, in the USSR for every 1,000 persons age 60 and over, there were 135 people living without a family, when the census of 1970, this number increased to 165 and is still growing.
Loneliness is accompanied by sorrow, by a slight decline in mental capacity, egocentrism. Abroad loneliness is considered one of the leading diseases of the elderly. The trouble, however, is that they, as a rule, there are physical suffering chronic illness requiring medical treatment or care.
The employment of women decreases this opportunity at home. The situation when three generations live under one roof and young care for the elderly, became a rarity. Even in rural areas.
In Hungary see the way out in the opening of the so-called nursery for the elderly, where older people place from 9 to 17 hours, in Sweden pay relatives who provide care for the elderly at home. A large spread in several countries received clubs for older persons that allow them to communicate, to organize your leisure time and even get some counseling. In Holland, for example, there are currently more than 1,500 of these clubs. Not to remind about old age, in Poland they are called "Clubs for seniors". In General, the problems that have arisen in connection with the "ageing" of the population and the growing number of chronic patients, busy around the world.
But as they are we?
Of course, everything could be reduced to a simple answer: to build more homes for the disabled and the chronically ill. But how would the state nor was richly, as it would be ensured that it is the elderly, the final decision of this question is rather difficult and requires time. And now the solution is in another.
First of all, we should also establish a system of home care with the involvement of not only activists of the red cross Society, but also, for his fee, Housewives, pensioners, who want to spend their time to this humane activity.
The second direction - organization of paid pensions. Relatives, has neither the time nor the capacity to care, agree to pay for the care or content in need of this old man.
It is necessary to note with satisfaction that the government resolution on the construction of paid pensions for the elderly has been made.
Stay during the day in this house costs about two dollars. Bed-day in a normal hospital costs the state about three to four times more expensive.
After the book "the Doctor, the patient and time", which was defended this form of social security for older people, I have received many emails. Basically they sounded worried two questions: as with small pensions pay for your stay in the boarding house? Whether pensions contribute to the pursuit of some children to get that way from the old?
The answer is simple. Lonely people with chronic diseases and requiring medical attention for a long time already placed in homes for the disabled. As is known, in this case a person is at full provision of the state and any fees to be charged.
Pay pensions are intended for senior citizens who, for one reason or another can't live in the family, but have relatives. The following information must be taken into account the desire of the elderly person.