FSD2388 Elderly Care Worker Perceptions of Elderly Persons Living at Home

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  • Salonen, Kari (Turku University of Applied Sciences. Faculty of Well-being Services. Degree Programme of Social Services)


care of the elderly, elderly, home help, old age, social interaction, social work


The study charted the elderly care outpatient workers' views on the social aspects of elderly people living at home. 36 female workers were interviewed. The respondents were 25-59 years old social workers, specially trained nurses, nurses, home help service instructors, home aides, home helpers, and practical nurses. The interviews explored five themes: the perceptions of sociality, the construction of sociality in old age, the relationship between social interaction and environment, sociality from elderly care's viewpoint, and the significance of living at home. The whole dataset contains 739 pages, and the length of a single interview ranges from 17 to 28 pages.

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