Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2017, Page: 93-100
Health Problems of the Elders Living in Elders’ Homes Within Kandy Municipal Council Area
Nirodha Abeywardhana, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Received: Aug. 4, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 5, 2017;       Published: Oct. 11, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijes.20170104.12      View  535      Downloads  57
Abstract
There is a growth of the ageing population due to increased life expectancy. Complex life patterns results children failing to look after their elders. As a result the number of elders in elders’ homes is increasing. Study was conducted to describe health problems of elders in elders’ homes. Cross sectional descriptive study was conducted. The Kandy municipal area was selected where there were four elders’ homes consisting of 172 residential elders. The total population was selected excluding elders unable to communicate. Thirty six percent elders had children. Problems identified were the non-communicable diseases and age related disabilities. Diseases were hypertension (45%), dyslipidemia (24%). Some elders had not undergone diagnostic tests. The percentage who had age related disabilities was 79.3% and 58.8% out of them did not have equipment to overcome them. The percentage who had visitors was 66.6%. Over 95% of the elders were satisfied with the basic facilities.
Keywords
Elders, Health, Kandy, Elder’s Homes
To cite this article
Nirodha Abeywardhana, Health Problems of the Elders Living in Elders’ Homes Within Kandy Municipal Council Area, International Journal of European Studies. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2017, pp. 93-100. doi: 10.11648/j.ijes.20170104.12
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