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“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Social and Psychological Help for Elderly People


Authors:
Krasimira Petrova St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 131-141

Abstract:

Third age people need social and psychological help. The paper aims to show the necessity of matching the provided social services with the age specificities of the elderly. From the point of view of differently oriented old age theories, the following general principles could be drawn when choosing a strategy for providing help to the elderly: selection, optimization and compensation.

Keywords:

third age people, social services, social and psychological support, old age theories, selection, optimization, compensation of social services.

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