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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

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PINTO, Silvia Patricia Lima de Castro  and  SIMSON, Olga Rodrigues de Moraes Von. Long-term care facilities for elderly in Brazil: summary of legislation. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.1, pp.169-174. ISSN 1809-9823.

The number of institutions destined to shelter old citizens has been increasing in Brazil since the last decades of the XX century. At the same time, a legal structure has been created to control its activities. This study aims to summarize Brazilian federal legislation, promulgated after 1988 Constitution, concerning elderly rights, especially the assistance in long-term care facilities.

Keywords : Long-Term Care Facilities; Elderly; Asylum; Legislation as topic; Brazil.

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