'Waiting for the place in social welfare home seniors and theirs support networks'. The ongoing process of population ageing poses new challenges to elderly care. The objective of this article is to present the most important factors determining the necessity for the elderly to use social services, and in particular their institutional dimension - social welfare homes as well as the support system available to senior citizens. To attain this goal, the article explores the situation of persons aged 60 and more who are waiting for admission to social welfare homes in Lódz. Furthermore, the source of support these persons receive is studied.
Zofia Szweda-Lewandowska, Uniwersytet Lódzki, Zaklad Demografii i Gerontologii Spolecznej, ul. Rewolucji 1905r, 41/43, 90-214 Lódz, Poland
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