AAR: the aging of the elderly bring?

Aging is inevitable that some people will choose to support elderly parents on their own, some people will choose to give them to the nursing home. Adult children do not want to support the elderly, such as the presence aside, keep in nursing homes for the elderly will face what issues?


Aging refers to the progressive functional deterioration, this process is a species growing in natural law, the continuity from the biological gene, but also relies heavily on people’s living conditions. In Mexico, from 1950 to 2000, the average life expectancy from 36 years to 74 years to 2050 the average life expectancy is expected to reach 80 years of age. In addition, from 1960 had seven children per family fell to 2.4 children in 2000. In 2000, the birth rate fell by 4.6%. According to the 2000 to 2010 the growth rate of 9% of Mexicans are 60 years or older.

Chihuahua State University Lepoldo Refugio López Baca and other scholars realized that in order to systematically assess the elderly residents, the need to establish a permanent residence in a nursing home, it needs to elderly residents of physiological, functional, psychological and social problems to be identified and quantified, with the optimal allocation of resources to implement the elderly treatment and follow-up plans. Scientific journals publishing in English “Advances in Aging Research” (aging research) article on their study of permanent residents living in Chihuahua City nursing home social environment for confirmation, I hope this group in order to improve the living quality.

This study selected 51 elderly people, including 30 women and 21 men. Living in Chihuahua City, four permanent nursing homes, enjoy certain medical conditions. They are aged between 60 to 98 years, mean age 81 ± 8.5 years. According to the family structure, friendship, social access mode and take care of people associated with the convenience of gender and age frequency analysis, the researchers found (see Table 2), almost half (47%) of the elderly residents are single, one-fifth of the adults living in a community no one visits, three-quarters of people do not friends, more than half of the people do not have any visitors in the past week. In addition, a quarter of the elderly residents to see that there is no trust, two-thirds feel lonely, nearly three-quarters of people can not do to see friends and family.Below 79 years of age and adult higher this tendency.

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