2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 233-239
Health Services Provided for the Care and Needs of the Elderly, Being Old in the Process of COVID-19 in Turkey
Cihat DEMİREL1, Meltem SUNGUR2, Serap PARLAR KILIÇ3
1Öğr. Gör., Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Varto Meslek Yüksekokulu Tıbbi Hizmetler ve Teknikler Bölümü İlk ve Acil Yardım Programı, Muş, Türkiye
2Arş. Gör., Kilis 7 Aralık Üniversitesi Yusuf Şerefoğlu Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Kilis, Türkiye
3Prof. Dr., Malatya İnönü Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye
Keywords: Coronavirus disease, elderly, health service, pandemic

The coronavirus disease which has become a global health threat, has affected many countries in a short time and it turned into a pandemic. Although it affects all age groups it is known that the diseasecauses more mortality and morbidity in the elderly. Elderly individuals faced many problems in this process. These problems include social isolation, economic burden, and difficulties in meeting basic needs. Elderly individuals experienced difficulties not only physically but also psychologically and economically in this process. World Health Organization has planned different training programs to maintain the psycho-social and physical wellbeing of the elderly. The most effective application in preventing the disease and protecting the elderly individuals is seen as isolation. The first population isolated from social environments in our country to prevent the transmission of infection was elderly. Elderly individuals are isolated in their place of residence. Government measures have been taken in the world and our country to control the pandemic, and some health services have been provided in this process. In this review, attention was drawn to the problems faced by elderly individuals during the pandemic process and the health services provided.