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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

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ANGELO, Barbara Helena de Brito; SILVA, Débhora Isis Barbosa e  e  LIMA, Maria do Amparo Souza. Evaluation of long -term care facilities for the elderly in the municipality of Olinda, state of Pernambuco. Rev. Bras. Geriatr. Gerontol. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp. 663-673. ISSN 1809-9823.

Objectives:This study aims to examine the organization and operation of long-term care facilities for the elderly in the municipality of Olinda- PE, through a specific Health Surveillance instrument, established in 2007, to assess whether the institutions meet the Ministry of Health regulations. Materials and Methods: Exploratory study of quantitative approach, conducted in seven long-term care facilities for the elderly, public and / or charities of the city of Olinda-PE. Ethical research requirements with human beings were met. Data were analyzed using Excel software and presented in tables and graphs. Results: There is a predominance of women over men, 38.4% have degree of dependence I, 33.1% degree of dependence II, and 28.5% degree of dependency III. 100% of ILPI have administrator, medical service and 57.1% of social assistance, 85.7% service nutrition, 71.4% technical, nursing and 42.8% secretary, psychologist and nurse. As the services that older people use in case of need of immediate care, it was the use of SUS in 57.1% of facilities. 71.4% of institutions have their own property. 100% are registered in the City Council for the Elderly, 57.1% are philanthropic, 28.6% and 14.3% are private enterprises. The retirement of the elderly is used in 71.4% of cases. 85.7% of institutions have Health Surveillance permission to operate. Conclusion: The institutionalization is sometimes the only alternative for some elderly is a need for a well-articulated network of structural and human resources to meet the best possible way so peculiar that population.

Palavras-chave : Elderly; Evaluation; Long Stay Institution for Aged; Health Services for the Aged.

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