Living on the Street: Only Option for Some of Cuba’s Elderly

The number of homeless people is growing in Havana, as well as in the rest of the country. This article looks at the reasons behind the increase in older people facing homelessness.

Nursing homes in Cuba are few, poor and underserved

A comparative study of the results between the Census of Population and Housing and the Health Statistical Yearbooks for 2002 and 2012, reveal the increase in the number of elderly people in Cuba and the decreased ability of nursing homes to care for them. In 2013, only 1 in 274 of the elderly had the possibility of being received full time into nursing homes.

Sisters, other Catholics, care for elderly in Cuba

The need for care and accommodation for an ageing population of the poor in Cuba is being addressed by the Catholic Church. This article looks at two different care models.

NGOs Functioning as Social Service Providers: The Elderly Problem in Cuba

Population studies predict that the percentage of Cuba’s population over the age of 60 will rise to 25% of the population by the year 2025, and ominously, to 33.6% of the population by the year 2050, at which time Cuba will be perhaps the ‘oldest’ nation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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