DESK REVIEWS | 07.02.01.04. Are these services provided by the public sector, the private sector or both?

DESK REVIEW | 07.02.01.04. Are these services provided by the public sector, the private sector or both?

Community based services are mainly provided by public services.

Services provided via the public sector have been covered above. We were unable to find relevant information for the private sector.

Community-based services for people with dementia are provided by the private sector through residential homes but admission is limited to those who can afford it (National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC), 2016).

References:

National Gender and Equality Commission. (2016). Audit of Residential Institutions of Older Members of Society in Selected Counties of Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya. https://www.ngeckenya.org/Downloads/Audit%20of%20Residential%20Homes%20for%20Older%20Persons%20in%20Kenya.pdf

These services are provided by the private sector.

The public sector provides services for older persons in general (not dementia-specific) through 8 registered facilities in the country, eligible to the frail and destitute, as well as an Older Persons Programme (housed by the Department of Social Development) that proposes services based on an ‘active aging’ framework (i.e., promoting the participation of older persons in their communities and decision-making for as long as possible). Based on this review, the extent to which these proposed services are implemented is unclear. Dementia-specific services, however, largely rely on the private sector as well as NGOs and FBO’s.