2012
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-81232012000100025
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Abstract: A profunda transformação socioeconômica do Brasil é impulsionada, inclusive, pela mudança demográfica. Gastos em saúde aumentarão devido ao aumento da população idosa e ao maior uso dos serviços de saúde. A Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar publicou uma resolução que incentiva a participação de beneficiários de planos de saúde em programas de envelhecimento ativo, com a possibilidade de descontos nas mensalidades. Assim, idosos passam a receber benefícios pecuniários para aderir a programas de saúde preven… Show more

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“…The American model, on the other hand, opts for referral to numerous medical specialists. Two wealthy countries, therefore, with long medical traditions, use different models that provide quite different results 16 .…”
Section: The Necessary Modelmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The American model, on the other hand, opts for referral to numerous medical specialists. Two wealthy countries, therefore, with long medical traditions, use different models that provide quite different results 16 .…”
Section: The Necessary Modelmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It is the administration of such losses (avoiding, postponing or compensating for limitations), through correctly managing a contemporary care model, allies with available competencies and resources, which can guarantee the elderly and their families the conditions to experience this stage of life as an achievement. 8,16 The ageing process, even without chronic illness, involves some functional loss consistent with physiology, expressed through reduction in vigour, strength, alertness or systemic reaction rate. Elderly populations have high prevalence of chronic illness which accompany functional loss in organs and tissues over the years -less than 10% of people aged 65 and over have no type of chronic health condition and more than 10% report at least fi ve concurrent chronic conditions.…”
Section: Operational Difficulties In Changing the Modelmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Inverting this model is imperative to assuring better quality of life for the elderly and wellbeing in the population as a whole. 14,16 The objective of this article is to contribute to the discussion of policies and strategies which will allow the introduction of models of health care for the elderly with an emphasis on projects for prevention and resolution, as these campaigns are still in their infancy. There are many badly conceived and, consequently, unsuccessful initiatives, which reinforces the abandonment of preventative activities.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…While Brazilian legislation recommends that care should be provided by the family, many families do not have the financial conditions or time to care for their elderly relatives, and Long-Term Care Facilities for the Elderly (LTCFs) are an alternative to preserve the lives of these individuals 6 . Long-term care for the elderly, however, is considered a major gap in public policies, whether in the health sector or in social policies 7 . LTCFs should be one of the links in the network of care for the elderly and the result of public policy, but instead there is a certain disregard for this issue 8 .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%