Caritas of the Diocese of Sisak, as part of the project “Development of psychosocial support services and half-day stay at Caritas of the Diocese of Sisak”, in cooperation with the Society for Social Support, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, starting at 1:00 p.m. in Veliki Kaptol in Sisak, is organizing educational workshops on the topic ” Rights of members of target groups” .
The aim of the education is to empower experts in social care institutions and civil society organizations who work with the elderly and people with disabilities.
The lecturers at the Education are: Helena Kovačić Lijović, lawyer, who will hold a lecture on the topic: “Legal aspects of life and death maintenance contracts” and the workshop entitled “Application of life and death maintenance contracts” and Katarina Radat, B.Sc. soc. worker who will hold a lecture on the topic: “Social services in the community for the elderly and people with disabilities” and a workshop entitled “Needs for the development of services in the community for the elderly.”
Professionals who work in social welfare institutions and civil society organizations that provide services for the elderly and people with disabilities should have a basic knowledge and recognize the difference between lifetime and life support contracts. In this lecture, they will get the basics about the differences between these two contracts, as well as practical experience on which aspects or which obligations of the maintenance provider should be precisely contracted in order to protect the rights and interests of the elderly and so that the user can protect himself from negative and unwanted repercussions.
In the Republic of Croatia, as in the rest of the European countries, there is a process of accelerated aging of the population with a high proportion of old people. When we talk about the quality of life of the elderly, the main indicator of the quality of life is the individual’s ability to ensure the satisfaction of basic life needs, as well as other social and cultural needs, with his income and resources. In order to rehabilitate the economic, economic and demographic consequences, deinstitutionalization and decentralization of services have been intensively implemented in Croatia in the last twenty years, including both categories of the elderly and people with disabilities. In order to improve the quality of life of the mentioned categories, it is necessary to develop specific services in the community that follow the needs of users, but also respond to today’s challenges. they especially have in mind the labor shortage. Can new technological achievements contribute to meeting the needs and adequate care of elderly and disabled people is one of the main topics of this workshop.