Gerontology and Geriatrics Programs

Treatments for the elderly in Cuba

Old age is a normal stage of life, we age from the moment we are born. The study of aging, its causes and characteristics, has become the object of attention of many governments due to the increase in the proportion of older adults in the population. population.

Studying and evaluating the quality of health care and the quality of life offered to older adults in all its dimensions is a priority of the Cuban State.

Old age is an appreciable gift that is currently enjoyed by some 600 million people over 60 years of age in the world. The phenomenon not only reflects the highest rates of elderly populations in the history of humanity, but the trend in the current century is towards an increase in elderly, even in underdeveloped countries.

The increase in longevity determines that most developed countries, and some like Cuba, in development, have a life expectancy above 60 years of age, while the trend towards decreasing birth rates increases.

The important social, technical and scientific advances will allow that in the near future there will be a population of more than 1 billion 60-year-olds, and also, that, for the first time in the history of many countries, the elderly are more numerous than the young.

According to UN demographic projections, as of 2003, a quarter of the planet's population is now over 60 years old, and 1 in 3 adults it will be an old person.

The quality of care for the elderly was defined as the "degree to which health services for individuals and the population improve the possibility of achieving the desired results in health and are consistent with current professional knowledge." Implicit in the various definitions are the objectives of the quality of care in Cuba such as:

  • Good professional performance
  • Efficient use of resources
  • Ensure minimum damage
  • Achieve patient and family satisfaction.

Due to the above, prudent medicine is necessary, where respect for the integrity of the elderly prevails. Ethical and clinical reflection can contribute to practice.

In the following list you will be able to find the main Gerontology and Geriatrics medical programs offered in Cuba for elderly patients.



If you need any treatment that is not listed on the list, you can request it by filling out the following Form:



Medical Programs for Seniors

Gerontology and Geriatrics Programs

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