Social Support among Elderly in Institutions: Towards Healthy Aging (Sokongan Sosial dalam Kalangan Warga Emas di Institusi: Ke Arah Penuaan Sihat)

  • Nabisah Ibrahim School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Abstract

This paper aims to discuss the importance of social support in developing healthy aging among elderly in institutions. It covers a discussion on the factors that are required to define the availability of social support for the elderly and what kinds of support systems needed in order to maintain healthy aging. Realizing about the limitation of support system available for elderly in institutions, this paper also includes the discussion on factors that inhibits social support among this marginal group and provides strategies and intervention on how to enhance the availability of social support for this population.

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Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
IBRAHIM, Nabisah. Social Support among Elderly in Institutions: Towards Healthy Aging (Sokongan Sosial dalam Kalangan Warga Emas di Institusi: Ke Arah Penuaan Sihat). Jurnal Pembangunan Sosial, [S.l.], v. 23, p. 129-143, dec. 2020. ISSN 2600-8165. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/jps/article/view/jps2020.23.8>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32890/jps2020.23.8.