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Background: this is undeniable that elderly population and their health needs are on the increase in developing countries. On the other hand, living environment is a contributing factor in their health status. The aim of the study was the evaluation of elderly's health status living in nursing homes in Sabzevar -2014.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 171 elderly people living in nursing home in Sabzevar were selected using census method. Data were gatherers by means of a questionnaire (27 questions) through interview and then analyzed by SPSS 16 and descriptive statistics.
Results: The results showed that 90/1% of elderly suffer from joint pain. 83/6% of their had sleep problems, 62% anxiety and stress, 74/8% dental conditions, 79/5% vision problems, 28/1% hearing problems, 76/9% memory impairment, 56/7% history of collapsed.also, the percentage of urinary tract problems and constipation was 52/7% and 45/7%, respectively. 79/5% of people suffered from foot problems in which 56/7% of them had dry feet.
Conclusion: Due to the increasing elderly population, as a vulnerable group, this is essential to pay attention to them spatially in terms of some common disease. This can be an effective strategy to present some health and cultural programs.