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Plan To Implement The Scheme On Healthcare For The Elderly In Lam Dong Province For The 2018-2020 Period 


            1. General objectives:

To meet the elderly's needs for Healthcare in response to the aging phase of the population, contributing to the implementation of the National Action Program for the Elderly, the Population and Reproductive Health Strategy, and the National Strategy for Protecting, Caring, and Improving the people's health.

2. Specific objectives to 2020:

a) To raise awareness and create a social environment for consensus and movement for the whole society to participate in the care of the elderly; specific targets:

- 100% of leaders, Party committees at all levels, administrations, departments, branches, and unions are provided with information on the aging of the population, current status, and Healthcare needs of the elderly; to issue guidance documents and plans on healthcare for the elderly;

- 90% of the elderly or their close relatives who take care of the elderly knows the information about the aging of the population, the right to Healthcare for the elderly, and the knowledge on the care of the elderly.

b) To improve the health of the elderly on the basis of improving knowledge and skills of self-care and increasing access to primary care services for the elderly:

- 60% of the elderly is capable of self-care and provided with knowledge and skills in self-care.

- 60% of the elderly has their health check at least once a year, and their health is monitored and managed.

c) To fully satisfy the elderly's demand for medical examination and treatment with increasingly higher quality, and appropriate expenses and forms (at medical establishments, at home, etc.):

- 80% of sick elderly has access to Healthcare.

- 90% of provincial hospitals (except for Lam Dong Children's Hospital) has geriatric departments or some beds for elderly patients.

- More than 90% of the elderly has health insurance cards.

d) To meet the long-term care needs of the elderly at home, in the community, and in medical examination and treatment establishments:

- 90% of the elderly who are unable to care for themselves can receive Healthcare from their families and communities.

- Lonely and helpless elderly who are no longer able to care for themselves and without help at home can receive care from social welfare establishments or at medical facilities.


1. Scope of implementation: in the whole province; focusing in areas where there are many elderly people and areas with extremely difficult socio-economic conditions, ethnic minorities, and the elderly with economic difficulties.

2. Subjects:

- Beneficiaries: Elderly people (aged 65 and above), families with the elderly.

- Subjects of impact: Party committees, administrations, departments, agencies, and unions; health and population workers; organizations and individuals participating in the implementation of the plan; communities with the elderly.

3. Implementation time and contents:

- Implementation time: until 2020

- Content: Focusing on the care of the elderly in the community: strengthening communication activities for actions; periodical health check-ups, documentation of Healthcare management of the elderly at commune health clinics; strengthening medical examination and treatment capacity for the elderly in medical establishments; implementating medical insurance in Healthcare for the elderly according to guidelines; organizing and managing Healthcare for the elderly; duplicating training materials and training in taking care of the elderly; building commune/ward movements suitable to the elderly.


1. Behavioral communication and education to raise awareness, creating a consensus within the social environment to participate in the care of the elderly.

- Communication for raising awareness of leaders of the Party, government, mass organizations of all levels, religious dignitaries, prestigious people in the community, etc. on the challenge of the aging phase of the population to the care of and promotion of the role of the elderly in order to plan, invest, and care for building a friendly medical environment for the elderly, creating consensual interest in the leadership and direction to take care of the elderly.

- Propagating, educating, and changing people's behaviors about the rights and demands for Healthcare of the elderly. Strengthening the provision of information, education, and communication on the elderly's Healthcare for the people, focusing on families with elderly people, Healthcare facilities, and prestigious people in the community in order to raise their responsibility in the elderly's Healthcare.

- Diversifying forms of propaganda such as: on mass media; organizing communication activities and events; integrating with other communication activities; duplicating communication products such as: guide books; propaganda leaflets; propaganda tapes/discs; organizing conferences, seminars, etc. on the regulations on Healthcare for the elderly, the aging of the population, the status quo and the need for the elderly's Healthcare, care instructions, self-care for the elderly, etc. helping everyone understand the meaning and content of the activities of Healthcare for the elderly.

2. Building and developing a movement for the elderly’s healthcare:

 - Piloting the commune/ward/township movement suitable to the elderly.

- Evaluating the results and launching a commune/ward/township movement suitable to the elderly.

3. Consolidating and perfecting the system of primary Healthcare services, and medical examination and treatment for the elderly.

a) Enhancing capacity for Healthcare facilities in the implementation of primary Healthcare for the elderly:

- Training on capacity building on the elderly’s Healthcare for grassroots health workers.

- Organizing the elderly Healthcare activities at commune/ward/township health clinics according to regulations: propagating knowledge about physical training, wellness, and disease prevention; organizing Healthcare activities and campaigns for the elderly's Healthcare at commune/ward/township health clinics, screening for some common diseases in the elderly and compiling health records.

- Organizing medical examination, monitoring, and periodical health advice for the elderly.

b) Raising the capacity of the provincial general and specialized hospitals (except for Lam Dong Children's Hospital) to provide medical examination and treatment for the elderly:

- Surveying the current situation, organizing the implementation of geriatric clinics, geriatrics departments, and elderly treatment beds at provincial general and specialized hospitals (except for Lam Dong Children's Hospital).

- Arranging officials to attend training courses on technical transfer and receiving technical transfer.

- Organize continuous training and advanced training in geriatric care for medical staff directly examining and treating elderly people.

4. Developing and disseminating a long-term Healthcare model for the elderly:

a) Building and maintaining the operation of the elderly healthcare team at home to implement elderly health management, integrating with community health management, chronic disease management, and non-infectious diseases at home; ensuring that by 2020, at least 50% of the communes will build and maintain operation of the healthcare team for the elderly.

- Establishing and maintaining a volunteer team at commune level and organizing training to improve the capacity of the volunteer network;

- Providing some essential equipment for the care of elderly people for volunteers.

- Maintaining the activities of volunteer teams at commune/ward/township level to monitor and record health status of the assigned elderly and to hold monthly meetings for the volunteers.

- Building and developing a model of using family physicians to participate in the elderly’s Healthcare.

b) Building and integrating Healthcare clubs for the elderly; improving Healthcare knowledge of the elderly for family members.

- Building and maintaining the activities of the elderly Healthcare club; integrating Healthcare content into other types of the elderly clubs (intergenerational clubs help each other).

- Organizing training on Healthcare for elderly people and club leaders; using this force to guide the elderly on self-care.

- Organizing centralized club activities to provide guidance on knowledge of personal training, wellness, and disease prevention; mental Healthcare through cultural activities, arts, and exchanges.

c) Implementing a pilot model of socialized Healthcare for the elderly in centralized Healthcare facilities.

Piloting the socialization model of a Long-term Healthcare service center for the elderly and the socialization model of a Day time Healthcare service center for the elderly according to the plan of the Ministry of Health; evaluating the model results and proposing replication.

5. Development of human resources on Healthcare for the elderly:

- Developing the planning and development of human resources on Healthcare for the elderly at provincial, district, and commune levels.

- Training geriatrics specialists; training on geriatric knowledge for elderly Healthcare workers.

6. Consolidating and developing a statistical indicator system for the management of Healthcare for the elderly:

- Building an electronic information and database system to manage the elderly's Healthcare according to the Central's regulations.

- Implementing the regime of reporting, consolidation, management, inspection, and supervision of the elderly's Healthcare according to regulations; implementing evaluation at the beginning, mid-term and end of term, annually reviewing the implementation of the Plan's objectives.

7. Other activities:

- Contributing comments to improve the law on Healthcare for the elderly;

- Implementing a great amount of scientific research related to the elderly's Healthcare in the localities when theare are practical needs or as prescribed;

- Implementing international cooperation projects related to Healthcare for the elderly in the area.


Central budget capital, local budgets, ODA capital sources, and other legal capital sources:

- ODA and NGO capital sources: realizing the priority objectives of the sponsors;

- Other legal mobilized funds are the main resources for economic organizations, social organizations, and individuals to implement the Plan.

- Local budget for the implementation of the Plan in accordance with Decision no. 2579/QD-UBND dated November 28th, 2017 by the People's Committee of the province approving the budget estimates of the Target Program on Health-Population in 2017 and the 2017 - 2020 period of Lam Dong Province.


1. The Department of Health is responsible for the implementation of this Plan; To host and coordinate with concerned departments and branches in guiding the implementation of the Plan in the province; to develop and implement an annual plan for the elderly's Healthcare; to periodically inspect, supervise, and compile the results of implementation; to report to the Ministry of Health (General Office for Population and Family Planning) and the People's Committee of the province according to regulations. To establish the provincial-level PMUs according to the regulations and guidance of the Ministry of Health.

2. Relevant departments, agencies, and branches base on their assigned functions and tasks to actively integrate relevant programs, schemes, and projects to effectively implement the Plan's contents.

3. The Association of the Elderly organizes propaganda activities, and mobilizes officials, members, and people to participate in the elderly Healthcare activities within their fields; guides the intergenerational clubs to help each other coordinate with the health sector to integrate the elderly's Healthcare activities into the clubs' activities.

4. Kindly suggest the Viet Nam Fatherland Front of the province and mass organizations to supervise the implementation of this Plan in the province; to promote and mobilize officials and members to actively respond and mobilize people to participate in the activities of this Plan.

5. People's Committees of districts, and Da Lat and Bao Loc Cities:

- To direct related divisions and departments, mass organizations, and People's Committees of communes, wards, and townships to develop plans to implement the Scheme on Healthcare for the elderly; to effectively organize the implementation of the plans, suitable with the situation and specific conditions of the localities.

- To mobilize resources and exploit the advantages of localities to carry out the Plan; to integrate the activities of this Plan with related plans and schemes being deployed in the area.

- Semi-annually (before June 10th) and annually (before December 10th), to compile the results of the implementation to send to the Department of Health (Population and Family Planning Department) for summing up and reporting to the Ministry of Health and the People's Committee of the province according to regulations./.



- Ministry of Health;

- Chairman and Vice Chairmen of the Province’s People’s Committee;

- The Vietnamese Fatherland Front Committee of the province;

- The Provincial Departments, branches, and committees;

- The People’s Committees of districts and cities;

- Archived: VT, VX3.



 (Signed and sealed)


            Phan Van Da



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