Situational Diagnosis of the Social Sphere of Elders Living in Retirement Homes

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A situational diagnosis of the social sphere of elder permanent residents at retirement homes in Chihuahua City was created with the aid of the Social Resource Scale instrument. From the 51 participants, there were 30 female and 21 male elders. The results and conclusions of the present study highlight two major needs: a systematic assessment of permanent residents in retirement homes and the implementation of a physical activation program. The proposed physical activation program must focus on both, the recovery of motor independence and the increase of socialization activities which allows members of the retired community to improve their daily routine performance and lessens the work load on their caretakers.

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Pando, V. , Contreras, M. , Pérez, J. , Luján, J. and Baca, L. (2015) Situational Diagnosis of the Social Sphere of Elders Living in Retirement Homes. Advances in Aging Research, 4, 42-46. doi: 10.4236/aar.2015.42006.

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