The book presents the first comprehensive publication on long term care in Ljubljana. It presents in what is long term care, how it is carried out in Ljubljana (but not under this name) and what are potentials of Ljubljana Municipality. It shows that there is already in place a system for those needing long term care, but that this can be further improved. The book also gives recommendations for development of long term care in Ljubljana (as introduction of a pilot model for other areas).
In the paper we discuss changes in the (western) family, which influence the intergenerational learning and socialization of different generations. Research findings confirm the interconnectedness between relational closeness, inclusion in social environment and mutuality of help, cooperation and learning in the family. The analyses of social interactions and mutual learning in selected families confirm the assumptions, that social interactions and relationships among family members are to a great extend dependent on external factors, like social norms and values of the community, complexity of external environment, in which family lives, on social economic status of the family and social networks of family members. The findings of our research confirm that readiness to reestablish community ties and the patterns of activities in the community are carried on from generation to generation, but also influence social learning in the family; that holds true especially if parents are active in the community and have a sense of belonging to it when their children are growing up.
Social home care is an important program for maintaining quality of life of older people living at home. Analysis of the development of this program in Slovenia shows enormous diversity between municipalities in organization and accessibility of social care. However, typology of municipalities (Hlebec 2010) also shows some similarities between municipalities. In Slovenia in 2008 there were five types of municipalities that differ in efficiency and quality of home care. Individual types differed on who mainly pays for the home care (either the government, the municipality or the user) and what is the extent of the offer and the quality of home care (duration of visits and number of users). In this paper we investigate the development of the program and changes in the typology of municipalities. Our key finding is that the heterogeneity of municipalities decreased, as smaller number of models of organizations of social home care were found in 2010 than in 2008. Our more detailed analysis showed that the majority of municipalities used the funding more efficiently.