INCREASING QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE ELDERLY THROUGH FAMILY ASSISTANCE
Keywords:Elderly, Quality Life, Family Support
The elderly are part of the natural stage of life as human beings. Some people will make various efforts to avoid the aging process. However, these efforts should be conducted as early as possible and cover the various factors involved in the aging process. A person in the aging process experiences various changes both physically and mentally, including a decline in both physical and physiological abilities. This community service activity is in the form of providing education about how to deal with their physical and physiological changes to get qualified and happy life, as well as simple health services. The implementation of the program takes place through the through the Community Partnership in "Improving the Quality of Life, for the Elderly through Family Assistance". The expected outcomes of this program are increased understanding of the occurrence of changes in the ability of physical activity and physiology in the elderly body, preparing for old age, and providing psychosocial support to families to achieve optimal independence in old age. This Partnership Program was implemented on Friday, April 19, 2019, at DKM Al Barokah, PWI Jaya Complex, Cilebut Bogor, and on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at DKM Nurul Jihad Jl. North Jakarta Kalibaru Port. The total number of participants reached 78 people at the two community service locations along with DKM administrators, community leaders, and local religious leaders. In both populations, hypertension was the disease with the highest prevalence (37.2%), 12,8% had high blood glucose, 14% have dyslipidemia, and most (73.8%) of them did not perform routine physical activity.
Keywords: Elderly, Quality Life, Family Support