The seventh academic workshop within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”
The Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics held the seventh academic workshop devoted to the issues of access to medical and social services for the elderly population and their quality organized in cooperation with the World Bank and the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience” on October 8.
Maintaining good health and high quality of life after the functional ability decline are the most difficult areas of the Russian active ageing policy. Global Age Watch Index reflecting the quality of life of elderly population gives Russia the 65th place in the ranking of 96 countries. And by the value of the health sub-index, the country's position is much lower – it is at the 86th place. At present moment, government programs on health promotion and active lifespan extension are being developed and set up. The programs include improving the provision of medical services, development of geriatric care, creation of a long-term care system, schools of healthy behavior and active leisure activities for the elderly population. A workshop will present results of a pilot qualitative case study on the access and quality of medical and social services for the elderly conducted in April 2019 in three Russian regions.
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