Saturday, February 4, 2023

Government reaffirms commitment to the health of Potosino grandparents

The intervention of the gerontological sector in the health services of the state government lies in effecting a comprehensive approach to the elderly, through the implementation of strategies, actions and alternative solutions, to reduce and prevent health risk situations in their bio-psychosocial context. Face the present scenario, to intervene efficiently and effectively to improve the quality of life of the beneficiary to maintain independence in his/her family, community and social environment.

LIC Monica Adriana Montante Rodríguez, state responsible for the program of aging in health services, indicated that in order to achieve this, gerontology graduates are included in the health team, which is really focused on the needs of the individual and provides primary health care. Are receiving comprehensive care tailored to care. First level of care. In the health services of San Luis Potosí, as of last year more than 2,500 gerontology services were provided in first level care units.

The most important activities carried out in these units include: promotion and promotion of a healthy lifestyle for active aging, prevention of harm to health, study of generational and family processes, implementation of intervention strategies, as well as quality and access to health services, all completely free of charge. Therefore, older people are invited to go to their health unit to receive this medical attention and not to postpone their evaluation or control of diseases.

Montante Rodríguez explained that the aging population in the country leads to a series of modifications in the care of the elderly, which require actions that promote their functionality. This stage is, in most of the cases, reached at an early stage as a result of lifestyle with co-morbidities having a significant impact on their health. However, there are diseases that affect the quality of life in this area and go undiagnosed due to lack of prevention and care.

In conclusion, the State Responsible for Aging program noted that in view of this scenario, the health sector has a great responsibility as it is part of its functions to participate in the care and prevention of diseases taking into account biological, psychological and social factors. Is. The area within which the beneficiary is immersed and which ultimately has a bearing on their habits, uses and customs and, therefore, on the favorable development or not that their disease will occur. So, I recommend accompanying the elderly to medical appointments and help them complete their treatment and complete their vaccination plans.

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