Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, 35.5% of the elderly over 75 live alone :: Empathy Media News Agency ::

5.9% of the elderly without a care/emergency network, promoting one-on-one care

Gwangsan-gu Office

[광주=뉴시스] Reporter Koo Yong-hui = It was found that among the elderly aged 75 and over living in Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, there are many elderly people who live alone, do not receive care services, and do not have family members to contact in case of emergency.

According to Gwangsan-gu on the 9th, a survey was conducted on 16,312 senior citizens aged 75 and over in the area. In this survey, 14,252 people responded (response rate 87.4%).

Among the total respondents, 5065 (35.5%) elderly living alone were counted. By gender, 42.2% were female and 24.6% were male, with a high percentage of females.

The number of senior citizens who did not receive public care services was 11,369, accounting for 79.8% of the total. There were 2,082 (14.6%) elderly people who did not have a family member (emergency contact network) to contact in case of an emergency. The proportion of men who did not receive care services and who did not have an emergency contact network was higher than that of women.

There were 3995 cases of being single and non-beneficiaries of care services, of which 838 were elderly without family members to contact in case of emergency. The proportion of the elderly in the Usan-dong and Dosan-dong areas was high.

From March 22 to April, Gwangsan-gu conducted a survey to understand the living conditions while conducting a preferential vaccination guide for people over 75 years of age and conducting a survey of subjects. In each of the 21 dongs, the bankbook group personally visited and surveyed all the subjects.

Based on the survey results, Gwangsan-gu plans to provide integrated case management, mobile safety care service project support, and customized care service for the elderly to households in need of one-to-one customized care.

Various data obtained from the survey will be used as basic data for the establishment of dementia prevention programs, early screening programs, and welfare policies for the elderly living alone at public health centers.

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