This paper discusses the organisation of community care for older people in two rural municipalities in Slovenia. Case studies are a part of a wider research project which aims to explain an organisation and quality of care for the elderly, a follow-up to a previously established typology of community care in the countryThe actors involved in all forms of care activities were selected by snow-ball sampling and interviewed about the ‘traditional’ and ‘present’ forms of caring for the elderly in each community. Considering particular regional contexts the results also show that both communities differ in the field of cooperation among formal and informal care-practitioners. Finally, care for the elderly within a family hides the financial inability of the locals to use some of available services in the residential community.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 36144429
The aim of the paper is to investigate what are the differences between rural and urban municipalities regarding the educational opportunities for older people. With the method of multiple case studies we have found out that in selected municipalities there are important differences in educational possibilities for older adults in rural and urban local municipalities. The readiness of older adults to enroll in education does not depend only on the extent of educational opportunities in municipality, but depends on the various measures for encouraging the participation of older people in education. On the basis of the findings we suggest some measures for both in rural and urban municipalities to improve the educational opportunities for older people
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 53125474
At the beginning of 2012 the realisation of two laws, the law on social welfare incomes and the law on asserting public funds, began. Both laws have strong impact on good quality of old age. The paper presents results of short research in which we conducted interviews with older people, users of social services and social workers, and investigate the first effects of this new social welfare legislation. Our findings are terrifying. Older people resign a right to pension benefit; new social legislation caused mass loss of the right to state pension and increasing dependence of older people on family members (especially their children) income. Older people resign numerous goods, important for assuring minimum of quality life in old age. On the other side the effects of new social legislation intervene in professional social work. The endeavour of essential social work with older people mission (i.e. help for resolving problems) is obstructed. Older people are losing the confidence in social workers because their help is not effective enough.
B.05 Guest lecturer at an institute/universityCOBISS.SI-ID: 4094821