The Ministry of health is preparing a project to improve the system of care for older people

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The MoH is preparing a project that aims to improve the system of care for the elderly, the plan is the introduction of the mobile geriatric teams, said the Deputy Director of the Department of medical assistance and sanatorium-resort business Elmira Vergasova.

The procedure for the provision of medical care on the profile of «geriatrics» was adopted in 2016. It is a unified system of long-term health and social care at the expense of continuity of patient management between the different levels of the health system.

«Today, we are preparing amendments to this order, the very next week, they will be posted (on the portal of legal information – ed) for public comment. We adjust the number of geriatric beds, the number of geriatricians in the inpatient, outpatient. It is especially important that we plan the creation of mobile geriatric teams, which will increase the availability of gerontological and geriatric care directly to residents in remote areas, primarily the rural population,» said Vergasova at a round table in the state Duma.

She also noted that the project involves the creation of three-tier system of geriatric care in the country. The first level — geriatric departments and offices, the second — geriatric beds and in a multidisciplinary health care organizations, third — Federal research center of gerontology and geriatrics.

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