International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Practice of providing Voluntary home care to Elderly and Disabled people: model project in Debrecen

Author Affiliations

  • 11 Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Debrecen, 4032, Debrecen, Egyetem tr 1. HUNGARY
  • 2 letfa Voluntary Centre, 4033, Debrecen, Sveg u. 3. HUNGARY
  • 3 Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Debrecen, 4032, Debrecen, Egyetem tr 1.HUNGARY

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 41-45, December,14 (2014)

Abstract

The present study built on HELPS Housing and home care solutions for elderly and persons with disabilities and local partnership strategies in Central European cities project. HELPS is realized within the framework of the Central-European Transnational Program of Regional Cooperation Programs with the support of European Regional Development Fund. Human society faces many challenges as a result of population boom, longer life span and the globally emerging information age. While in developing countries we see that population grows at a high rate, developed countries experience decreasing population. At the same time, the number of elderly grows both in relative and absolute terms in every region. In our study we present practical knowledge required by informal caregivers for giving care to elderly people and people with disability.

References

  1. Czibere I., Rcz A. (eds.), Theory and Practice of Providing Home Care to Elderly People and Persons with Disabilities - A Handbook for Informal Caregivers, Debrecen: Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Debrecen (2014)
  2. Felszeghy M., The basics of Gerontology, pp. 9-42. In: Czibere, I., Rcz, A.(eds.) Theory and Practice of Providing Home Care to Elderly People and Persons with Disabilities - A Handbook for Informal Caregivers, Debrecen: Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Debrecen (2014)
  3. Nouwen H.J.M. and Gaffney W.J. Aging: The Fulfilment of Life, New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell (1976)
  4. Naylor C., Mundle C., Weaks L. and Buck D., Volunteering in health and care - Securing a sustainable future London: The Kings Fund (2013)
  5. Robison W. and Cherrey Reeser L., Ethical Decision-Making in Social Work Boston: Allyn and Bacon (2002)