The prevention and control of chronic diseases of the elderly stands out in the priorities of Public Health workers in the province of Matanzas.
The program of comprehensive care for the elderly, both in the community as well as institutional and hospital, is the essential way to diagnose the main conditions of this population group.
Similarly, services in neighborhoods and communities have as their basic orientation the promotion of health and the stimulation of adopting healthy lifestyles through the circles of grandparents, recreation and orientation groups and grandparents’ houses.
On the other hand, the group of care for the elderly in homes provides benefits to the elderly who live alone with a comprehensive and inter-sectoral system. The gerontological care is done with multidisciplinary teams.
In the current situation in the country, attention has been maintained to the grandparents and the functioning of the community dining rooms is guaranteed.
Therefore, it is imperative to take the necessary advice and tools to prepare in the most appropriate way and to be able to face that phase of life multiplying challenges and opportunities.