The elderly need an independent organisation
This intervention was motivated primarily by a report in the Stabroek News that from ten Caribbean programmes which were highlighted as “best practices” for the provision of services to the elderly by the Third Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place recently in Costa Rica, Barbados was recognised for three of its programmes: the Home Care Programme, Nursing Pilot Project and its Information Communication Technology Programme.
Further, there have also been many letters in the press lamenting the insufficiency of adequate facilities for the elderly in Guyana and the need for urgent government action. And recently, a “Guyana’s National Report on Aging, 2012” was completed and the National Commission on the Elderly reappointed. All these factors suggested to me that the time might …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.