The Importance of Aged-Care: A Discourse of Reviews for Indonesian Seniors Citizen

10 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2016

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Dyana Sari

University of Tribhuwana Tunggadewi

Wahyunindyawati Wahyunindyawati

Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian (BPTP)

Wahib Muhaimin

University of Brawijaya

Fitria Nindyasari

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Date Written: March 26, 2016

Abstract

Elderly people have been growing in Indonesia and it should be mentioned by Government as they are part of Indonesian citizens. Indonesian population 15 years of age and over who are in labor force in August 2015 is 114 819 199 (BPS, 2016). Say, every year the population will be retired 5%, five-ten years later it might be around 5 millions old people need protection of aged-care as Indonesian life expectancy is 65-70 (BPS, 2016). So far, there are few places of aged-care. Folks think, old people should have been taken-care by family. In fact, many families are busy with their activities and seniors are lack of attentions. When they are able to do everything by themselves, there is no difficulty. However, there is something should do if they are getting more older and become disability.

Nowadays, Government doesn’t plan anything yet for the aged people. The each family of them should be aware more than government can do. However, as we have known, not everyone is a caretaker. Some people still think if they have children, they may raise them by themselves, but how about their parents? Many people are not ready to take care of their old parents, moreover they are the people with special needs and illnesses. There is an importance to take this responsibility. In Sweden, the government takes the responsibility of aged-care and seniors only pay 3 per cent of the total cost and the rest is government’s role, funded by taxes.

Therefore, there should be began to think about facilities for seniors in Indonesia, such as aged-care home, older people caretakers in Indonesia, as well as other countries have conducted, to serve old people as also Indonesian citizens who have right to be mentioned. The government can apply the similar method what has been applied in other countries.

Keywords: aged-care home, caretakers, Indonesian seniors

Suggested Citation

Sari, Dyana and Wahyunindyawati, Wahyunindyawati and Muhaimin, Wahib and Nindyasari, Fitria, The Importance of Aged-Care: A Discourse of Reviews for Indonesian Seniors Citizen (March 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2755143 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2755143

Dyana Sari (Contact Author)

University of Tribhuwana Tunggadewi ( email )

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Wahyunindyawati Wahyunindyawati

Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian (BPTP) ( email )

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Malang, East Java 65152
Indonesia

Wahib Muhaimin

University of Brawijaya ( email )

MT. Haryono 165
Jalan Veteran, Malang, Jawa Timur 65145, Indonesia
Malang, IN East Java 65145
Indonesia

Fitria Nindyasari

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

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