THE EFFECTS OF MIGRATION ON ASSISTED ELDERLY PEOPLE IN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES IN IASI. CASE STUDY
Keywords:migration, elderly people, social services, transnational connections
AbstractThe issue of migration from the Romanian space has multiple approaches, sometimes dilemmatic, of the active social support potential offered by community actors. In this frame of reference, we propose a study that highlights a number of issues concerning the effects of migration on elderly people in the community of Iasi. The study is based on the focus group method, applied to a sample of twenty elderly beneficiaries of the residential services offered by Saint Pious Paraskeva - nursinghome for retired people owned by the City Hall of Iasi. The conclusions of the three focus groups converge on the need to maintain the emotional balance through constant communication, the preservation of the proximate habitus and to assume the serenity condition of the threshold peak age. Existent Romanian regulatory framework for social services for the elders requires efficient connection to the one in the European Union and the assumption of good practice from intra-community or extra-community countries may structure a specific pattern, desirable for social services development.
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