SPR406 Services for the Elderly People

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Supervisor
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Kubalčíková, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Thu 10:00–11:40 U53
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 35 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 18/35, only registered: 0/35
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The intent of this course is introduce the students to current demographic process, nwe theory of ageing, the development in social work with the elderly people a providing the social services for this target group in Czech Republic as well as another countries. Within the course are discussed the forms and kinds of the personal social services system and the mix of formal and institutional care of the elderly. Special attention is given to rezidential home and the aspect of care in this institution as well as to the potential of social home care services agency. Furthermore is discussed the possibillity of transformation process of the rezidential homes to other forms of services. At the end of this course, student should be able to: relate the demographical trend of Czech Republic and other development countries; explain the context of social care and social services for the elderly; explain the changing demands of providing the social services for this target group; analyze the specifics of providing the social services for the elderly; analyse the specifics of diferent types, forms and kinds of personal social services for the elderly; compare social services providing for the elderly in Czech Republic and other EU countries; propose reasoned decision about the planning social services for the elderly; assess the effects of social services providing for the elderly at the local level.
Syllabus
  • Therms, definitions, theoretical concepts
  • Demographic process in Czech Republic and European countries
  • The system of personal social services for the elderly in Czech Republic
  • Specifics of care providing in rezidential homes
  • Specifics of care providing by family members
  • Specifics of social home care service agencies
  • Trends in social care and social services providing - the examples of foreign projects
  • Transformation of rezidential homes to other forms of social services
  • The quality standards in the care of the elderly
Literature
  • Zákon č. 108/2006 o sociálních službách
  • Standardy kvality v sociálních službách. 2002. MPSV ČR, Praha
  • TOPINKOVÁ, Eva. Geriatrie pro praxi. 1. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2005. 270 s. ISBN 8072623656. info
  • Understanding quality of life in old age. Edited by Alan Walker. 1st ed. Berkshire: Open University Press, 2005. xii, 209. ISBN 0335215246. info
  • Growing older : quality of life in old age. Edited by Alan Walker - Catherine Hagan Hennessy. New York, NY: Open University Press, 2004. x, 268. ISBN 0335215076. info
  • TOŠNEROVÁ, Tamara. Ageismus : průvodce stereotypy a mýty o stáří. 1. vydání. Praha: Ambulance pro poruchy paměti, 2002. 45 stran. ISBN 8023895060. info
  • MORGAN, Leslie and Suzanne KUNKEL. Aging : the social context. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press, 2001. xxiv, 509. ISBN 0761987312. info
  • Social care and social exclusion :a comparative study of older people's care in Europe. Edited by Tim Blackman - Sally Brodhurst - Janet Convery. 1st pub. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001. x, 226 s. ISBN 0-333-91964-5. info
  • Novodobá péče o seniory. Edited by Eva Rheinwaldová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1999. 86 s. ISBN 8071698288. info
  • Psychologie stárnutí. Edited by Ian Stuart-Hamilton - Jiří Krejčí. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 80-7178-274-2. info
  • PHILLIPSON, Chris. Reconstructing old age :new agendas in social theory and practice. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 1998. viii, 161. ISBN 0-8039-7989-4. info
  • Soužití se staršími lidmi :praktické informace pro ty, kdo doma pečují o staré lidi, i pro sociální a zdravotnické pracovníky. Edited by Clément Pichaud - Isabelle Thareauová - Abigail Kozlíková. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1998. 156 s. ISBN 80-7178-184-3. info
  • TINKER, Anthea. Older people in modern society. 4th ed. London: Longman, 1997. xvi, 368. ISBN 0582294886. info
  • RABUŠIC, Ladislav. Česká společnost stárne (Czech Society is Ageing). 1. vyd. Brno: Georgetown, Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 192 pp. Spisy Masarykovy univerzity, Filozofické fakulty. ISBN 80-210-1155-6. info
  • MATOUŠEK, Oldřich. Ústavní péče. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1995. 138 s. ISBN 80-85850-08-7. info
  • Caring for frail elderly people : new directions in care. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1994. 143 s. ISBN 92-64-14160-X. info
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, Helena. Fenomén stáří. Praha: Panorama, 1989. 407 s. ISBN 80-7038-158-2. info
Teaching methods
Teaching methods: lectures, reading, class discussion, field trip, individual project.
Assessment methods
Assessment methods: The final written test includes usually 5 overall questions, the rating of each is max 20 points; max rating is 100 and the 60 points are the minimal rating for a completion of this course. The final assessment summarize the test result and the evaluation of the individual project.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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