But it all is based in misconception and feltänk – at the expense of older people's dignity.
the Last a couple of weeks ago drew attention to statistics from the national Board of health and Senior alert indicating that nearly 40 000 elderly people who are cared for within the care of the elderly suffer from malnutrition.
Children, the elderly and gender equality Åsa Regnér argues that one of the reasons that so many suffer from malnutrition is that there is great stress among the staff.
In some cases need to staff a feed of up to three or four people at a time during meals at homes for the elderly, and as late as October 2016, reported Stockholmstidningen Mitti on an elderly man, 90 years old, who had eight minutes to eat their lunch.
at the same time, the future looks even darker, as long as no changes are made quickly: the proportion of elderly in the population is expected to increase by 30% between 2010 and 2050, according to statistics SWEDEN's population forecast.
Our way to look at and manage the care of older people needs to change drastically – not only because of the staff and lack of resources, but also that the current system discourages the independence and dignity of older and disabled people deserve.