AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ELDERLY HEALTH PROGRAM IN INDONESIA: A CASE STUDY

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Ratna Dwi Wulandari

Abstract

Background: In an effort to overcome the elderly problems in Indonesia, the government has taken steps in offering a platform that can cater to the needs of the elderly people. In this constructed platform, the elderly people would be given services and guidance that would serve as an integrated health care post that strives to meet their health needs. 


Objective: This study aims to evaluate the implementation of the elderly integrated health care post implemented in Sidoarjo city by looking at the benefits and shortcomings of the implementation. 


Method: The current study is qualitative in design. Data were collected via interviews conducted with leaders of the health centers as well as the program holders. Some reviews of the documents related to the implementation of the elderly health care post were also performed so as to get a clearer picture of the implementation. 


Result: The result showed that 13 of the 26 health centers in Sidoarjo city had implemented the elderly Integrated Health Care Post program. Observations showed that the executive staff for the program was sufficient with most facilities and infrastructure being implemented quite well. We further noted that there was an increase in the activities of the elderly Integrated Health Care Post by 21.9% in the 2011-2015 period. This figure had exceeded the standards set previously. 


Conclusion: Health care centers provided by the government in Sidoarjo city to serve as a forum for the elderly program are going well.

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