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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

Print version ISSN 1809-9823On-line version ISSN 1981-2256

Abstract

VERAS, Renato. Caring Senior: A Brazilian health model with emphasis at light care levels. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol. [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.3, pp.360-366. ISSN 1981-2256.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1981-22562018021.180100.

The present article discusses the creation of an elderly care model entitled Caring Senior. Population aging caused by demographic and epidemiological changes in Brazil, a relatively recent phenomenon, requires an efficient response. Based on a critical analysis of healthcare models for the elderly, the text presents a proposal for the healthcare of this age group, with emphasis on low intensity levels of care, focusing on health promotion and prevention, in order to avoid overload in the system. Integrated care models aim to solve the problem of fragmented and poorly coordinated care in current health systems. The more health professionals know about the history of their patients, the better the results. This is how the contemporary and resolutive models of care recommended by most major national and international health agencies should function. A higher quality, more resolutive and cost-effective care model is the focus of the present study.

Keywords : National Health Policy for the Aged; Aging; Elderly; Disease Prevention; HealthCare..

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