EVALUATION OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS’ PRINCIPLES OF AGING: THE EXAMPLE OF ANKARA
YAŞLILARA SUNULAN HİZMETLERİN BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER YAŞLILIK İLKELERİ ÇERÇEVESİNDE YAŞLILARIN GÖZÜNDEN DEĞERLENDİRİLMESİ: ANKARA ÖRNEĞİ

Author : Ecem Naz NAZLIER KESER - Esra CEYLAN - Derya ORAL
Number of pages : 283-308

Abstract

This research aims to learn the views of the elderly people in Turkey on the UN principles of the elderly and it also aims to provide forward-looking solutions on this subject. The increasing elderly population in our country has created the need to question the services offered to the elderly at universal standards and it became the purpose of this research. The general purpose of this research is to evaluate the services provided to the elderly through the eyes of the elderly within the framework of the UN Aging Principles. The study was carried out with 102 seniors aged 60 and over who were living in Çankaya, Ankara. In the research, it was observed that elderly individuals do not have sufficient information about the rights they have. The services provided to the elderly are not sufficient based on the United Nations Aging Principles. Studies with regard to meeting the basic needs of elderly individuals should be increased. They should be encouraged to live respectably in the current order of their own needs and wishes. Opportunities should be provided for older individuals to realize themselves and to participate in matters that concern them and their awareness should be raised about their rights. It is recommended that similar research should be carried out with the qualitative research method in order to obtain in-depth information.

Keywords

United Nations Aging Principles, Independence Principle, Participation Principle, Care Principle, Self-Realization and Reputation Principle

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