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Ett hem till mer än namnet: om hem som källa till oberoende och identitet bland äldre med hemtjänst
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. (CWSG)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2008 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 15, no 2, 135-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An important aim for Swedish elderly care is to make possible for frail elderly people to remain living in their own homes since home, it is argued, is a vital resource for an independent ageing. Our interviews with elderly with home-based community care show however that the importance that is attributed to home exceeds the notion of home as a resource. Home has a more profound meaning; it is seen as a source of independence and an expression of identity. In the article we argue, that the shift in perspective, from home as a resource to home as source of independence and an expression of identity, carries welfare political implications. The perspective on home as a source of independence surpass the prevailing notion of independence as something that a person achieve outside of home. The emphasis put on home by the elderly, as a source of independence and an expression of identity, points to the need and importance of services that address elderly peoples difficulties uphold their sense of home.

Abstract [sv]

En grundbult i svensk äldrepolitik är möjligheten att förblii eget boende. Hemmet betraktas som en viktig resurs föroberoende och samhällsengagemang. Intervjuerna visardock att hemmet har en djupare innebörd. Hemmet utgör enarena och källa till oberoende och identitet. I artikeln görsgällande, att denna till synes blygsamma perspektivförskjutning– från att se hemmet som resurs till oberoende till att sedet som källa för oberoende – har betydande välfärdspolitiskaimplikationer för hemtjänstens framtida orientering.

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Lund: Förbundet för forskning i socialt arbete (FORSA) , 2008. Vol. 15, no 2, 135-151 p.
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äldreomsorg, social omsorg, hem, äldre
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Social Work Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-11040DiVA: diva2:150711
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English title: A home to live in - Home as a source of independency and identity among elderly with home-based community careAvailable from: 2008-11-14 Created: 2008-11-14 Last updated: 2011-03-18Bibliographically approved

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