Vignettes - Mr D and his family, current experience

Mr. D lives by himself in a mid-size town since his wife passed away last year. His children have moved to the bigger city to work and can only visit once a month. Over the last few months Mr. D has found it more difficult to look after the house and himself. His son noticed that his father does not seem himself and is worried about him and what people may think if they see his father.

Brazil

Mr. Diego would be entitled to a consultation with the general practitioner (medic) through SUS which provides universal healthcare that is free at point of access. However, it is unlikely that Mr. Diego would see a doctor by himself, he would need one of his children to take him to a medic consultation (regardless of […]

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Kenya

Mr. Dimba has been living alone since the wife passed but over the past few months, he has found it more difficult to look after himself and the house as well. During the monthly visits that his children pay him, one of the sons noticed that the father is not himself. As a first step, […]

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Jamaica

Having noticed his father’s declining ability to take care of himself and his household, Mr Donovan’s son is likely to take his father to the clinic (around 5 miles away from Mr Donovan’s residence) within Mr Donovan’s community for a GP to assess the nature of his health decline. The GP is likely to monitor […]

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Indonesia

Mr. Doni is a widower in his 70s who lives by himself. His son works in a bigger town 4 hours away by bus from his town. Recently, his neighbour informed his son that Mr. Doni often forgets to lock the gate and turn off the garden lights. The son notices that his father often […]

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India

Mr D’Souza lives by himself in a mid-size town in India since his wife passed away last year. He used to work as an assistant at a local pharmacy near his house, but retired over 13 years ago. His children have moved to the bigger city to work and can only visit once a month. […]

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