SOBRENOME, Nome (do aluno). Profile of the elderly caregiver in the city of
Apucarana. Apucarana-Pr. 2021.
noticed an increase on the number of elderly in the community, with most of them
presenting chronic degenerative diseases, and need of assistance on daily activities
(DA´s), which requires the necessity of a home caregiver, to provide everyday
support. This study has as its main goal to define the profile of the elderly caregiver in
the city of Rio Bom-PR, assisted by PSF. It regards to a quantitative, descriptive and
transversal study, utilizing structured interview. The results have shown the
predominance of women as caregivers, most daughters, claiming to be hypertensive,
aged over 40 years old, with significant percentage over 60, dedicating themselves to
home tasks and full time assistance, claiming not having many difficulties on
performing the activities. Regarding to the elderly dependence, it has been used the
Katz assessment scale, which reveals more dependence for daily activities (DA´s),
with getting dressed, bathed and using the toilet as the most frequent ones.