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Programa Nacional para a Saúde das Pessoas Idosas (National Programme for the Health of Older Persons)

Ministry of Health Portugal Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Portugal 2 July 2004 Policy document elderly care, health promotion, Older Persons, quality care

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O Programa Nacional para a Saúde das Pessoas Idosas, assenta em três pilares fundamentais:
· promoção de um envelhecimento activo, ao longo de toda a vida;
· maior adequação dos cuidados de saúde às necessidades específicas das pessoas idosas;
· promoção e desenvolvimento intersectorial de ambientes capacitadores da autonomia e independência das pessoas idosas.

The National Programme for the Health of Older People is based on three fundamental pillars:
· Promoting active aging throughout the life course;
· Greater adequacy of health care to the specific needs of older persons;
· Promotion and intersectoral development of enabling environments of autonomy and independence of older people.


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