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Prof. Tomasz Targowski: There is no need to delay the introduction of systemic measures in the area of senior care

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published May 17, 2024 08:57

- There is a singularization of old age. We observe this every day in geriatric wards. We have more and more patients who are lonely, have no indications for hospitalization, and there is nowhere to discharge them," said Prof. Tomasz Targowski, head of the Geriatrics Clinic and Polyclinic of the National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation in Warsaw, national consultant in geriatrics.

We are one of the fastest aging nations in Europe. What challenges do you see as a result?

The generation of baby boomers, or post-war baby boomers, is entering old age. At the same time, the number of births is slowly declining. As recently as 2015, there was one child per senior citizen. In 2035, this proportion will already be disturbed - there will be two s...

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