Frail aged persons residing in South African' homes for the aged who require hospitalisation Part 11. Rural areas

  • S Whittaker
  • FR Prinsloo
  • CL Wicht
  • MP Janse van Rensburg


The numbers and characteristics of white residents identified by medical and nursing staff to require more staff time and/or expertise and/or medical equipment than was available in rural homes for the aged in the Orange Free State were assessed. In the opinion of institution staff, 12,6% of extremely infirm aged persons would benefit by admission to a hospital catering for the chronically ill. The conditions affecting these residents are described and recommendations relating to their management are made.


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