Socio-Economic Conditions and Challenges of the Modern Living of the Old People in Terms of Contemporary Social Care in Republic of Macedonia

Hava Rexhep, Ajsha Rexhep


For many people the pensioning is a new condition as well as new challenge fulfilled with many news and uncertainty. The fact that the work lifetime is finished, involves him in a totally unknown and new situation, a challenge which leads to cancelling of all that have fulfilled their lives till then. The person at that age must face up with the truth that his work abilities are getting weaker and it is the right time to retire and leave the workplace to the younger generation. Oftentimes the challenges in the old people life are with negative connotation, followed with feeling of confusion, consternation, inferiority, decreased self-confidence and high sentimentality in relations with the other people. Also, the conditions of pensioning are followed with new problems which must be overcome. The main aim of this research paper is to investigate the conditions and challenges in the modern living of the old people in terms of contemporary social care in Republic of Macedonia. In the investigation of the social care of the old people, we treated the organized and spontaneous forms, acts and activities which reflect the quality of living of the old people. In the investigation are included 600 participants above 60 years old with stratified example in appropriate relation by age and gender, place of living (Skopje, Kumanovo, Kicevo and Strumica) and ethnicity, and at the same time the example is designed based on the institutions where the investigation is completed. The findings on the status and challenges of the aging are based on the strive for the realization of progressive approaches, legislation, programs and strategies to improve the lives of the old people. The main aim of this research is gaining knowledge and challenges in contemporary life of the old people, especially in terms of social care to create conditions, guidelines and bases for an organized approach.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n1s2p89

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