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NAVALPOTRO PASCUAL, Susana et al. Social and health services offer in Primary Care attention of people older than 65. Gerokomos [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.4, pp.189-196. ISSN 1134-928X.

The consolidation of aged population in developed countries, specially in Spain, has located the preoccupation of the attention that this demographic group receives in first place, regarding social and health care.The objective of this study is to describe the social and health services programs supplied to attend the population of 65 years and older at home. This is a cross-sectional descriptive study made in a sample of convenience in autonomous communities (CC.AA.) of Aragon, Balearic Islands, Castile-Leon, Navarre, Madrid and Catalonia, during the year 2004, through a semistructured questionnaire destined to identify health and social services. Altogether the programs and health and social services offered to this population are very similar in the studied CC.AA., however, there are some differences in the degree of implantation of such services. This could indicate that the care that this population receives is unequal depending of their place of residence, with the consequent inequalities in the attention they receive regarding health, quality of life and well-being.

Keywords : Social and health services; home care; continuity of care; elderly people.

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