Published : 2020-09-01

Ageing and intergenerational solidarity in institutional accommodation

Natasa Todorovic

Milutin Vracevic

Dejana Stanisavljevic

Natasa Milic


This study explores the relationship between the presence of intergenerational contacts and the support and wellbeing of older persons living in institutional care facilities. The research was implemented in 12 residential care facilities for older persons analyzing the relationship between the institutions' services and the family's support remotely. Design-wise this is a cross-sectional study using a 24 question quality of life assessment tool WHOQOL-BREF developed by WHO assessing the perception of a person on her or his position within the culture and the system they belong to as well as about their life goals, expectations, standards, and worries, measuring the quality of life in six domains: physical health, psychological wellbeing, level of independence, satisfaction with social relations, satisfaction with one's living environment and spiritual/ religious/ personal beliefs. A significant correlation is found between the quality of life and social relationships with family and friends, especially in relation to psychological wellbeing, satisfaction with the environment, and social relationships.


older persons, institutional care facilities, , intergenerational solidarity, quality of life





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Natasa Todorovic, Milutin Vracevic, Dejana Stanisavljevic, & Natasa Milic. (2020). Ageing and intergenerational solidarity in institutional accommodation. EXLIBRIS Social Gerontology Journal, 18(1), 62–70.

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