Background: Vulnerability among older women than older men create a different challenge to achieve their quality of life. A different place to stay and the aging process can affect a high risk of malnutrition among older people. Based on Indonesia regulation, no. 11/2009, the government builds one program to ensure older people get social welfare. But negative stigma toward panti wreda from community provokes panti wredaâ€™s challenge in their services. Moreover, the different aging process creates a different challenge. Sometimes, older people find it difficult to communicate in recent places, different physical activity, and nutrition status.Â
Objective: To explore quality life from older women in panti wreda from the social and nutrition aspect.Â
Methods: This study uses descriptive quantitative methods. Recall, Index Bartel, and Mini Nutrition Assessment (MNA) are used to collect data in Panti Wreda Sosial Salib Putih. Data can be obtained from 13 older women among 16 total older women in Panti Wreda. Three older women cannot be collected regarding their condition, i.e., bed rest and mental health problems.
Result: Panti Wreda Sosial Salib Putih has the challenge of providing diet requirements among older women. The tight budget causes Panti Wreda Sosial Salib Putih only to provide indifferent food every day. Limited diet requirements among older people lead to a high risk of malnutrition. Recall data show that older people in Panti Wreda Sosial Salib Putih have excess in protein and fats. And based on MNA, 7 older women from 13 older women in total have malnutrition, while data from index bartel show that all older women have independent status.Â
Conclusion: older women in Panti Wreda Salib Putih still have the challenge to meet their diet requirements while independent status can create a new challenge to have malnutrition.