Multimorbidity among older persons in Bangladesh is common. Patients must often travel long distances to reach a hospital, and access to hospital care is becoming more difficult in rural areas. Moving care to the patient’s home could be a solution. Home health care is less expensive and easier to facilitate, but needs to be integrated into health policy.
Older people in poverty, with low incomes, who lose their work and authority or who have physical challenges, are not new. Neither are changes to social norms and values, erosion of the family unit, and neglect of older persons.
Radical change is required. Please find the article in it’s entirety HERE.