Cover Osteuropa 5/2010

In Osteuropa 5/2010

Geriatrically Underprovided
A Clinical Report from Ukraine

Vira Čajkovs’ka

Deutsche Fassung


In Ukraine, there is no coordinated network of geriatric care. Old people are given medical care and welfare assistance within the general facilities of the health system. But in terms of organisation and personnel, they are inadequately set up to work with patients needing geriatric care. Especially in rural areas, older people suffer from a lack of care. It is necessary to strengthen the health of the older population through better care and rehabilitation so that they could live longer in dignity, autonomy, and social security.

(Osteuropa 5/2010, pp. 275–280)