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Self-realization Seniors in a Nursing Home

By Irena ŠIMEČKOVÁ

Abstract

The issue of age and aging is for each of us increasingly topical theme. Many seniors did not expect to live to such an old age. It is understandable that older people gradually decrease forces and concluded that they wish to be placed into the residence facilities. It should be added that senior decision must be voluntary, surely it cannot be enforced. His family and friends can be supportive them. In a situation where a senior is quite independent, but his health is deteriorating and it is expected that she will need help in coping with common activities, you may submit an application for placement in a nursing home. Seniors and the municipalities that own nursing home conclude a proper tenancy agreement and a nursing proposes what specific steps they need. In order to better adapt the senior in a nursing home, he can take the furniture from his home, pictures or photographs. The advantage for the senior may be that there live his friends in the home and he knows its surroundings. Often it is in a nursing home better for access to health care services and transport than in his previous residence. Another advantage is the program that a nursing home for the elderly creates. It is self-evident that even seniors can create their own program. Even seniors can find self-fulfillment. They attend clubs for the elderly, educated at the universities of the third age, going to the theatre, visiting places of interest or going for walks. The topic of my thesis is Self-realization of Seniors in a Nursing Home. The aim is to map the factors that influence the fulfillment of seniors in a particular nursing home. It was established a major research question: How do seniors feel self-fulfillment with support for care services? To answer the main research questions were four research questions. It was used strategy to qualitative research method of questioning and semi-structured interview technique. The research was conducted in a nursing home in Tyl Street in Czech Budweis. Nursing services are provided Ledax, o.p.s. The research showed that seniors feel safe and know their rights. Seniors indicated that they are satisfied with the nursing home, on the other hand they want to remain independent as long as possible. Interviewees agreed that their health is not perfect but they are trying to take everything easy. They fear that they will become totally dependent on the care of others. Furthermore, it´s very difficult to cope with the loss of neighbors, with whom they established friendships, reported that seniors who live here more than a decade. They also agreed that there were neighborly relations better organized before and used to have much more social events. Seniors who are at home a shorter period of time said that neighborly relations are good. All seniors are in regular contact with their family and friends. They prefer personal visit, but if there´s the worst, they call their friends up. Seniors take part in leisure activities organized by the nursing home, especially women. The research also showed that seniors would welcome more leisure activities. During the interview some of elderly said that they tried to invent various leisure activities for the others, but unfortunately- without success. On answering the main research question - how older people perceive self-fulfillment with support for care services? I can say that for the elderly is an important support for care services both in their daily affairs and leisure activities. In case they have a problem, some of the respondents agreed that it is the care service where they turn for advice. The results of this work will be handed over to social workers and seniors in nursing homes in Tyl Street in Czech Budweis

Topics: Aging; rodina; Nursing home; Family; seberealizace; pečovatelská služba; přátelé; Leisure; Fulfillment; sousedé; Neighbours; domov s pečovatelskou službou; stárnutí; Old age; volný čas; Senior; Friends; Care service; stáří
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:invenio.nusl.cz:252118
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