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The Right of Older Adults To Co-Decision To Stay In Institutional Care

Sabina Eberl
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

Jana Goriup
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM
Slovenia

Older adults have the right to prepare for living in institutional care as required by Article 15 of the Zakon o socialnem varstvu (ZSV) (Social Welfare Act) which states that "assistance to the family for the home includes professional advice and assistance in regulating relations between family members" . Good and genuine family relationships are crucial for a happy and quality stay of older adults in long-term care homes. The article will present how often older adults co- decide on their stay in institutional care and how they have previously prepared for this type of live. In order to obtain the mentioned data, a questionnaire will be used, which will be filled in, in physical form, by older adults over the age of 65 who are already living in long-term care homes. We start from the assumption that the surveyed older adults did not have the opportunity to (actively) prepare themselves for living in institutional care. We assume that their relatives decided to stay in institutional care for various reasons. In writing this paper we will use relevant literature in Slovene and foreign languages from various databases, such as Pubmed, Web of Science, ERIC, Science Direkt and Sage Journals.

 

 


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