Various aspects of caring for elderly people in the interest of their self-reliance and independence, according to the authors' own propositions
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University of Applied Sciences, Nysa, Poland (Faculty of Medical Sciences)
Online publication date: 2020-12-10
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Alicja Różyk-Myrta   

University of Apllied Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Armi Krajowej 7, 48-300 Nysa, Poland
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2021;34(3):339-50
Predictions for the upcoming decades suggest an increase in the number of elderly people in Europe; due to low fertility and the rise in average life expectancy, societies age considerably faster. The nature of these changes signifies that a complex demographic process is taking place. In consequence, one can notice an increase in the demand for personal and nursing care activities provided in the natural human environment, or in various institutions, by adequately prepared, specialized medical staff. Creating the best possible procedures for assisting elderly people is a multifaceted and dynamic problem. The constantly changing expectations regarding healthcare providers, and the higher social and health awareness are challenging medical sciences and social services to provide the oldest generation with the best quality of life. The life satisfaction measure for elderly people is their activity which determines an independent, self-reliant, satisfactory, and long life. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2021;34(3):339–50
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