The article considers the results of medical sociological survey of elderly patients with chronic therapeutic pathology. The issues of assessing the degree of provision of their medical and social needs during remission period are discussed. The sampling included 212 patients aged 65 years and older receiving medical and social care in health institutions of City of Kursk and Lipetskaya oblast. The social demographic profile of patient is defined. The shortcomings in rendering continuous pharmaceutical treatment, diet maintenance, organization of nursing and social care at home, rehabilitation activities.