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The multiple meaning of home as experienced by very old Swedish people

Publiceringsår: 2007
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 25-32
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volym: 14
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Taylor & Francis

Sammanfattning

He aim of this study was to explore aspects of the meaning of home as experienced by very old single-living people in Sweden. A grounded theory approach was used, and interviews were conducted with 40 men and women aged 80-89. The findings indicate that home has a central place in the lives of very old people because it is where they live and spend so much time. The significance of the home is based on the fact that it means so many different things to the participants. The theme comprises two key categories: home means security and home means freedom. Each of these has three sub-categories. In home means security, these are: living in a familiar neighborhood, everything functions, and having memories to live on. Home means freedom comprises a place for reflection, a social meeting-point, and leaving your own mark. Home is part of the environment and influences the meaning and selection of activities that very old people decide to engage in. When occupational therapists prescribe assistive devices or recommend changes in the home environment, they must be very well aware of and reflect on what home means to their clients and base their measures on that.

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Nyckelord

  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • ENABLE-AGE
  • grounded theory
  • meaning of home
  • occupational therapy
  • Ageing in place

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  • ISSN: 1103-8128

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