Elderly Safety along Alalak River Bank in Residential Area, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan


Rudi Hartono1), Meilya Farika Indah2)

 

1)Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat

2)Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Islam Kalimantan Muhammad Arsyad Al Banjari

 

ABSTRACT

Background: The level of dependency of the community who live along the bank of Ala­lak river in Banjarmasin is quite high. However, it is not complemented with the qu­a­lity, safety, and com­fort of the accessibility facilities in the area. The dwellers of re­si­­den­tial areas along Alalak ri­ver bank vary from children, teenager, adult, to the el­derly. The elderly have experienced bio­lo­gical, physiological, and psycho­logical deg­ra­da­­tion. They have different needs from other age groups. This leads to some problems of safety and comfort. This study aimed to examine the sa­fety of the elderly along Ala­lak River bank in residential area, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study. A sample of 5 neigh­bor­hoods (RT 4, RT 5, RT 7, RT 10, and RT 14) of Alalak Utara Village was selected for this study. The dependent va­riable was safety. The independent variable was accessibility faci­lities. The data were collected by observation and in-depth interview. The data were analyzed descriptively.

Results: This study showed the facilities in the residential area along the bank of Ala­lak River had not met the safety requirement. Some elderly experienced accidents such as slipped and fall.

Conclusion: The facilities in the residential area along the bank of Alalak River have not met the safety requirement. Some elderly experience accidents such as slipped and fall.

Keywords: accessibility, elderly, residential area, riverbank, Alalak river

Correspondence: Rudi Hartono. Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lam­bung Mangkurat Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Email: rudihar­tono44­97­@gmail.com. Mobile: 085228641128.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.01.03

 

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