GERIATRIC MEDICAL SERVICE IN REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA: PRESENT AND PERSPECTIVES
1. National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Chisinau, Moldova
2. Gerontology Scientific Laboratory, Chisinau, Moldova
The rise of aging issue in populations, inducible and irreversible process that affects all countries and has multiple consequences, constitutes an important concern on the agenda of international organizations - UN, WHO and regional - European Union governments and non-governmental structures. Societies must ensure increased quality of life for elderly and their rights as to live in dignity. The consequences of the increasing number of elderly in the population overall structure has consequences on multiple levels - social, health, economic, protection of specific rights and combating discrimination etc. The process of demographic aging in Moldova and achieving critical aging coefficient of 14.4%, the multiple social, ethical and political problems derived from this situation were the basis of the decision at the state level on the creation of a service new health service - geriatric medical service.
Keywords: geriatrics, medical service, perspectives