Healthcare Demands of Old Aged Women

Richa Choudhary
2019 Journal of Psychology Research  
Population ageing is an inevitable and irreversible demographic reality associated with improvements in health and medical care. While increasing longevity is a matter of celebration; it is linked with multiple morbidities and disabilities. The huge number of suggestions to cope with feasible growth in demand for long-term care in ageing societies can be organized under four headings: (1) improving system enactment; (2) supporting informal caregivers; (3) restructuring of service delivery; and
more » ... vice delivery; and (4) shifting of demographic parameters. Many older women rate their health as poor and experience relatively low mental health status. More than half of all older women indicate signs of mental distress according to measures of subjective wellbeing. They also carry higher burden of both acute and chronic morbidity than their male counterparts due to difference in social status, economic dependency, and cultural barriers.
doi:10.17265/2159-5542/2019.10.004 fatcat:55kcf2mr7jd4pjhs25vsxo3msa