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.
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
- 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
- 60% of the elderly has their health check at
least once a year, and their health is monitored and
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
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.
II. SCOPE, SUBJECTS AND IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD
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.
- 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.
III. SOLUTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
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
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
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
- 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.
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
- Organizing centralized club activities to
provide guidance on knowledge of personal training, wellness, and disease
prevention; mental Healthcare through cultural activities, arts, and exchanges.
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
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
- 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
- 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
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.
IV. CAPITAL SOURCES AND FUNDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
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.
V. IMPLEMENTATION ORGANIZATION
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
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'
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.
(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.
ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRMAN
(Signed and sealed)
Phan Van Da