Family Care as a Tool for Mitigating the Social Risks of the Elderly People in Remote Areas
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The objective of the study was to analyze the foster family as a tool of the social security system for elderly persons in remote northern territories. We discuss the significance of pre-existing long-term relationships for the building and microclimate of the foster family, the relationship with the living environment as a socio-psychological support for reducing (eliminating) the risk of loneliness, and social inclusion in society through the foster family. It is noted that legally consolidated efforts of the state and family at the regional level respond more rapidly to changing needs for various types of services, taking into account local socio-economic opportunities and cultural traditions, which helps to diversify the number of forms of services that directly affect risk reduction and meet the needs of elderly persons. It is shown that the uncertainty associated with the provision (accessibility) of care services (palliative care) to chronically sick people in old age and with decent death is a risk in remote northern territories.
Keywords:older people social risks social security foster family microenvironment social services (care) remote territories
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