The necessity of paying more attention to the issues of the aging
Rapporteur- Farbod Dehghani: The phenomenon of population aging because of the reluctance of families to child raising and lowering the ratio of births to deaths has become a serious phenomenon All over the world is also is emerging as a serious problem in our country.
Because our country now also experiencing serious problems due to the difficult economic conditions of a self-financing and delivery of health services for the elderly, If we don’t think how to find a way to deal with the phenomenon, the phenomenon of population aging has the potential to become a serious threat to society and country.
A decrease in the birthrate is one of the most common achievements of modern world, but perhaps the most important economic change in the lives of families could be encouraged to have children.
This is a major challenge for old age care crisis as women are the primary caregivers in the family. Older women are, in general, more flexible in their relationships and outlook and are thus easy to engage and provide care. At the same time, the older-old women constitute the larger group who need the most acute care as most older women outlive their spouses into their 80s and 90s, many of them widowed and living alone. Their vulnerability and therefore need for care is heightened by the fact that oldest-old women are also less educatedon average than males, have fewer assets in marriage than men and are more likely to be poor and without accumulated savings.
Costs for care for older people are manageable if governments are activein developing appropriate policies and programs that share responsibility and focus on prevention, and that support and regulate a market for care, especially caregiving, and treatments and products. In this direction developing and supporting cost effective home and community-based models of care is needed.(1)