Predispositions Contributing to Quality of Life of the Elderly Accommodated in Decentralized Homes

Ivana Stanic

Abstract


Often, an individual is ravaged by the inevitable aging process under the influence of undesirable factors within the rural and urban areas testifying, on a daily basis, to the negative preferences of individuals lacking adequate care. The consequences of this are manifested in the lack of financial and material conditions or the alienation of an individual in a society that abandons traditional care segments in the household. The reason for this is primarily found in a lifestyle that is imposed or omnipresent as a result of the cultural and sociological aspects of the modern society in which we live. The purpose of this research is to point to the importance of the quality of institutional care in decentralized homes according to user attitudes and to find out in which domains need improvement. Data collection was conducted via anonymous questionnaires on a sample of 378 decentralized home users. The research in this paper provides clear predispositions that contribute to the quality of life of users of decentralized nursing homes and indicates potential long-term steps and measures to that might lead to significant improvement for all society stakeholders. 


Keywords*


decentralized nursing homes, institutional care, aging, service satisfaction

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