Healthcare for Elderly

Healthcare for Elderly Healthcare for Elderly

The proportion of beds occupied by elderly patients is 34% of the total hospital beds in the country and there are only two specialized hospitals for seniors, the Persian language newspaper ‘Iran’ quoted Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, head of the Bureau of Family Health, Ministry of Health, as saying. He said goals would be set to improve healthcare of elderly in the next five-year economic development plan (2016-2021). “We should increase the number of specialized inpatient wards for the elderly. Home care should also be provided as many of them are not able to leave their homes due to sickness.”