Problem

Inadequate welfare services for the aged

Other Names:
Denial of right to welfare services for the frail aged
Unorganized elderly aid
Distant elders' programmes
Inadequate provision of home care services for the elderly
Nature:

In many developed countries, elderly people complain of shortcomings in such fundamental aspects of the quality of their lives as living arrangements, housing standards, health care, provision of social and counselling services, and public transport. They see social assistance primarily as an opportunity to improve their financial, social and mental independence, and as a means to self-help. However, measures taken by the public authorities often fail to improve access to cultural and educational activities, and also fail to improve the physical and mental mobility of the aged.

Counter Claim:

The real concern of elderly people is that increased assistance will lead only to increased dependence and social control.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
24.06.2019 – 16:42 CEST