Needs of Elderly People (Clients of the Project «Home Care» of the Charity Foundation Caritas)


  • Ruslana Sopko Uzhhorod National University



needs, customers, elderly people, assistance, care


In article results of a research of needs of the elderly people who are clients of the project «Home Care», of the Charity foundation Caritas of Mukachevo Greek and Catholic diocese are analysed. Needs are investigated by the method of content analysis. The card of an assessment of needs are developed for carrying out the content analysis. In total 62 clients of Charity foundation «Caritas» of the city Uzhhorod within February, 2016 have been interviewed. Relevance of a research consists in the accelerated process of aging of the population where the proportion of elderly people makes a third of the population. Therefore the research of requirements of this category, acts as an important task, will help us to understand better problems and contradictions of the senior generation. A concept of needs are characterized, in particular, the attention is paid to a research of primary needs of clients. The attention is concentrated on such characteristics of respondents as marital status, a circle of contacts, education, the social status, physical capacities, etc.
Scientific character of article is directed to a research of needs of clients of the project Caritas that works in the city Uzhhorod, Transcarpathian region. The obtained data of the conducted research confirm need of studying of requirements. Research and taking into account of requirements, considering modern dynamics of aging of the population can become a subject of writing of strategies of development of the State.
It would be expedient to investigate needs of the older generation of all population of our state and to compare realization of these needs and regional policy. It would allow to understand specifics and the purposes of policy, which has to be directed to realization of needs of elderly people and reforming of system of social services. Unfavourable forecasts and tendencies of the Transcarpathian region and the European countries in general, ascertain increase in this category. Therefore state and non-governmental organizations have to cooperate actively to satisfy requirements of categories of the population, that become an object of researches by virtue of available global world problems.


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