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PALOMO MORACEN, Dalgis; GARCIA KINDELAN, Milagros de la C; ESPARRAGUERA BONET, Mayra  and  GOMEZ VAZQUEZ, Frayda Margarita. Quality of the social care in old men living alone under home care. MEDISAN [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.4, pp.654-668.  Epub Aug 26, 2019. ISSN 1029-3019.


The quality of geriatric care in Cuba constitutes an inevitable reality.


To evaluate the quality of health social care in geriatric patients living under home care.


A qualitative investigation that included 4 838 old men, controlled by the departments of Social Work of Santiago de Cuba municipality was carried out from January to December, 2015, for which a sample through two-stage conglomerate constituted by 387 aged persons was made. The Cuban National School of Public Health methodology was used to evaluate the dimensions: structure, procedure and results.


The indicator human resources and materials resulted inadequate. Making the social history and the administrative registrations were appropriate.


The quality of the social care in elderly living alone under home care was inadequate in the components structure, procedure and results.

Keywords : elderly living alone; elderly home care; elderly health quality.

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