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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

versión impresa ISSN 1809-9823

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BATISTA, Marina Picazzio Perez; ALMEIDA, Maria Helena Morgani de  y  LANCMAN, Selma. Formal elderly caregivers: historical background in the Brazilian context. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol. [online]. 2014, vol.17, n.4, pp.879-885. ISSN 1809-9823.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-9823.2014.13148.

This paper aims to relate the historical of formal elderly caregivers in the Brazilian context, highlighting the main regulatory frameworks and national discussion forums related to this theme. The study acknowledged the complexity that involves the activities developed by these workers and the importance of the training programs to support them in providing assistance. The historical background showed both some controversies in legislation and different views of the participants at the discussion forums. It evinces the need of a careful and an in-depth reflection that may contribute to the appropriate regulation of the elderly caregiver profession. In this context, studies that address this theme are relevant to guide the implementation of public policies for the elderly needfulness.

Palabras clave : Caregivers; Health Policy; Frail Elderly; Geriatrics.

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