Taking home-based services into everyday life; older adults' participation with service providers in the context of receiving home-based services
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionScandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 2015, 17 (1), 46-61. 10.1080/15017419.2013.795913
This article aims to increase the understanding of older adults' participation with home-based service providers. It is critical to ensure that home-based services promote older adults' ability to live in their own homes, and to participate in daily life and society as long as possible. Exploring older adults' experiences with participation in home-based service delivery is essential for development and delivery of high-quality services that support older adults' participation. Older adults with a variety of age-related physical impairments and frequency of home-based services were interviewed. The data was collected by in-depth face-to-face interviews in the older adults' homes. A constant comparative method inspired by constructivist grounded theory was applied to analyze the data. The study highlights the importance of understanding emotional and intellectual aspects of older adults' participation, and to recognize their strategies for balancing agency in everyday life.