Sunday, 27 April 2014

Dr Mustapha Tahir on: An old age problem

An old age problem | The Commissioning Review

We are living longer. There is no debate about that. The population is ageing. That is notable all around us. Now is the time (if not late) to really start planning care for the elderly.

     Acute hospital beds are not the appropriate places to dump the elderly. No, they should be cared for, as much as possible, in their own homes and in the environment they had become accustomed to.

We have a duty, in view of the sacrifices they have made to look after them. Health budget planners should give this a priority now. Our greatest challenge as decent societies is how we look after our senior citizens. They are already forming the majority of the population.

Dr Mustapha Tahir

@Mustapha Tahir.   @drmmtahir

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