02 Dec 2022
30 Nov 2022
The number of elderlies is increasing. The government and community give a welfare service for elderly through residence and non-residence system. Observing the elderly’s quality of life specially who live in nursing home is really important. Although there are various programs, the quality of life of elderly people in nursing home is still low compare with those living in community. This research aims to dig up the problem of quality of life and make a new program arranged together with nursing home occupant in order to be implemented and has the benefit. This qualitative research is conducted in four nursing homes in Surakarta Central Java Province Indonesia. There are eighteen elderly people chosen by purposive sampling technique. Taking data is done by Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in each nursing home the qualitative data analysis is conducted by interactive model. The elderly people in nursing home complain about movement disorders, high blood pressure, visual impairment, tired easily, fall, emotional comfort disorder such as anxiety in family members and the limitation of autonomy since they are not allowed to go outside the nursing home. The elderly does not have the obstacle in role domain and activity, relationship, attitude and adaptation, spiritualist, live comfortably, and financial. The elderly likes regular physical activity such as gymnastics, walking, static bicycle, spiritual activity and other activities supporting their quality of life such as singing and making handicraft.