The role of the family in the welfare of the elderly who is entrusted to live at the Nursing Home Tulungagung, East Java
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 3876-3883
AbstractOver time, an increase in the elderly population will cause various kinds of problems, especially in terms of their health. The condition of the elderly who experience deterioration both physically and psychologically makes the elderly find it difficult to carry out their daily activities independently, and become dependent on other people. . The role of the family is very necessary to make the elderly independent and prosperous. The purpose of this study was to determine how the role of the family in providing welfare to the elderly who are entrusted to live in social institutions. The research method used in this research is descriptive quantitative, the research location is in Tulungagung. Sources of data in this study were obtained through elderly families at the Tresna Wredha Blitar Tulungagung Nursing Home in Tulungagung. Data collection techniques in this study were carried out through interviews, observation and documentation. The validity of the data was tested by means of the data triangulation technique.The results of this study indicate that the family does not understand its role in providing welfare to the elderly. In meeting their nutritional needs, the family provides nutrition but does not fulfill the needs that must be met by the elderly. And in fulfilling the sleep rest pattern of the elderly, the family knows and considers that the elderly lacks sleep at night as normal.Caring for the elderly is not easy; especially if the elderly suffer from an illness. The family as the closest person to the elderly has a big enough role to be able to independent the elderly by providing care and affection as when the elderly gave love to us in the past.
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