Perfil e indicadores de los establecimientos de larga estancia para adulto mayor en Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Profile and indicators of long-stay establishments for older adults in Chile

Josivaldo de Souza-Lima, Rodrigo Yáñez-Sepúlveda, Guillermo Cortés-Roco, Jorge Olivares-Arancibia, Sandra Mahecha-Matsudo

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Background and objective: In this article we sought to characterize the Long Stay Establishments for the Elderly in Chile, besides presenting the services offered in the public and private. Material and methods: It is a quantitative, cross-sectional descriptive study, with secondary information source. We analyze all establishments in the country registered with the National Service of the Elderly. As of November 2015, a total of 724 establishments were registered and distributed in 169 neighborhoods throughout the country in which 16,985 adults aged 60 and over were institutionalized. Results: Most of the establishments (65.9% [n = 246/724]) are private, 47.5% of them (n = 344/724) are located in the metropolitan region of Santiago. Of the residents’ health, only 26.5% are considered functional brave, 28.3% are physically handicapped and 8.8% are mentally handicapped. Most establishments offer manual activities, physical exercises, memory classes, cultural classes and recreational or touristic tours. Proportionally of the activities offered were mostly private ones. Conclusions: In Chile, most of the establishments are private, located in the metropolitan region where there is the largest supply deficit of this type of service, with an occupancy rate of 90.7%, with 72.4% women and almost half 47.7% with some physical or psychic dependence.

Translated title of the contributionProfile and indicators of long-stay establishments for older adults in Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Espanola de Geriatria y Gerontologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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