Elderly

Imagen Adulto MayorGoal

  • In Hogar de Cristo, with efforts to reduce social exclusion, we seek to promote the welfare and biopsychosocial living conditions of people over 60 years in situation of poverty and social exclusion.

  • The aim is that elderly remain in their usual surroundings and family, maintaining their autonomy and independence.

  • For the elderly requiring permanent care and does not have adequate family support, it promotes appropriate, timely and comprehensive intervention.

  • We wish to achieve these goals through technical counseling of Foundation social programs, coordination with the State and promotion in society of its responsibility for elderly integration.

Target Population

  • People over 60 years in poverty and / or living in social exclusion situation.

Institutional Policy:
  

Hogar de Cristo we want society to view the elderly as active citizens involved in society, subjected to rights, who can and wish to contribute to society development. Also, the Foundation should work with the State in implementing public policy (FONASA-FONADIS-SENAME-MINSAL-MIDEPLAN), helping State offered resources effectively reach elderly on social exclusion situation.

Program Types

Day mode
Domiciliary mode
Residential mode

Main Figures

Monthly, over 5,200 elderly are served in 160 places in Chile.


Program Types

Ownership

2008

Registered people

Units

Centro de Encuentro AM

Own

1.235

47

 

Third party

297

11

Centro de Encuentro AM Total

 

1.532

58

Home Care Program (PADAM)

Own

1.675

55

Home Care Program (PADAM) Total

 

1.675

55

Elderly resident

Own

1.635

38

 

Third party

418

10

Elderly resident Total

 

2.053

48

 

Total

5.260

161

 

Own

4.545

140

 

Third party

715

21

  • In Latin America, in 1950 there were approx.  10 million people of 60 years and more.  By the end of the century the number had quadrupled, and 2025 projection states that is going to increase to 56 million, which will add 96 million elderly.

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