18 February 2018 14:1
Written by Teleopieka
Demographic indicators that describe the life expectancy of members in society clearly show a systematic increase in the average age of citizens in developed countries. This also applies to Poland.
Data from the Central Statistical Office of Poland show that, currently, there are 2,350,000 people aged 75+, living in Poland.
There are over 3,000,000 Poles between the ages of 65 and 75. In 2020, the number of people aged over 75 will approach 2,600,000. In 2030, it will exceed 4,000,000. Rapidly developing medicine currently offers, and will continue to offer, increasingly effective therapies. Modern medicines and the almost-futuristic medical equipment are available to a wide range of people in need. Due to the high costs, the possibilities of using them are sometimes a barrier for the sick. Nevertheless, constant development in this field over the years also expands the range of medical equipment used in universal healthcare.
At the same time, the consumer attitudes of society are not sufficiently conducive to caring for food hygiene and physical fitness.
These factors make civilisation diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes contribute to partial or total disability. According to statistical data, more than 1,500,000 people aged over 65 require constant assistance and regular care due to the ailments mentioned above. In highly developed countries, the focus is on supporting Homecare. Satisfying the needs and expectations of seniors in their natural living environment contributes to a high standard of living while, at the same time, has a positive impact on the budget and higher life expectancy.