OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study is to analyse the institutional long term social care of elderly in Hungary. DATA AND METHODS: Data were derived from the following sources: Social Sector Information System, Regional Development and Planning Information System, and the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. The analysis covered the period 2001-2012. We analysed the number of operating beds in residential social institutions (pieces) and number of residents (clients) in residential social institutions. RESULTS: Between 2001-2012 the number of available operating beds in residential social institutions increased by 28.56%, from 42658 to 54840. The number of residents (clients) in residential social institutions increased between 2001-2005 by 3% annually, while since 2007 the rate of growth decreased due to the capacity regulation. The bed occupancy rate was 97.51% in 2001, and then between 2002 and 2007 it stabilized between 96.26%-96.87%. In 2008 it decreased to 93.44%, then after a continuous increase it exceeded the 95%. CONCLUSIONS: During the survey period, the bed capacities and the number of clients in residential social institutions showed an increasing tendency under high occupancy rate.
|Translated title of the contribution||Analysis of long term care of elderly people in residential social institutions|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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