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AGING IN PLACE: THE SWEDISH CONTEXT. Cecilia Henning Associate Professor School of Health Sciences Jököping University Sweden [email protected] Web page: hhj.hj.se/en/cecilia-henning. Housing for older adults in Sweden. To age in place Ordinary housing Collaborative housing

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Aging in place the swedish context
AGING IN PLACE: THE SWEDISH CONTEXT

Cecilia Henning

Associate Professor

School of Health Sciences

Jököping University

Sweden

[email protected]

Web page: hhj.hj.se/en/cecilia-henning


Housing for older adults in sweden
Housing for older adults in Sweden

  • To age in place

    Ordinaryhousing

    Collaborativehousing

    Senior housing

    Senior cohousing/Senior communityhousing


Housing for older adults in sweden cont
Housing for older adults in Sweden (cont.)

  • Special housing for assisted living and complexcare/residentialcarehome

    Incl. groupliving alternatives

    Oldermodels:

    Service house unit/service accomodation (1970-80)

    Nursinghome (1970-80)

    Old people’shome (1950-60)


Empowerment in Planning for an Aging-Friendly Community Cecilia Henning and Ulla ÅhnbyBehavioural Sciences and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Sweden


Project purpose: To transform a residential care unit to a new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community


Further aims
Further aims new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

To develop strategies for facilitating aging in

place with the help of the future workshop

method, in collaboration with elderly people,

eldercare staff, and other stakeholders.

Suggestions brought up in the future

workshops should be developed into concrete

plans to bring about changes in housing,

care and in the local environment to facilitate

aging in place.


To let elderly people, together with staff new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

within eldercare and other actors, create

new forms for joint action, collaboration,

networking, and coordination of formal and

informal resources.

To encourage participation of elderly

people and staff within home help service in

processes to improve the daily life of the

elderly from a holistic view on housing and

care.


Method future workshop robert jungk norbert m llert
Method:Future Workshop new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the communityRobert Jungk & Norbert Müllert

Participation

Empowerment

Responsibility


Participants
Participants new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

  • Older people (dwellers and/or users of day center facilities/restaurant)

  • Staff (within eldercare and health care)

  • Stakeholders (representatives from the housing company and the social services)

  • Representatives from volunteer organizations


The phase of criticism
The Phase of Criticism new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

Work with problems

and needs,

described in as much

detail as possible

with the help of

keywords


The phase of phantasy
The Phase of Phantasy new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

Focus on a positive

vision

Letting the phantasy

flow without any

reservation


The phase of phantasy1
The Phase of new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the communityPhantasy

Every group created

its own vision –

”Utopian Draft”


The phase of implementation
The Phase of Implementation new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

Prepare an action

plan to

implement

different ideas

and solutions


Follow-up and Evaluation new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the communityWhat has happened?What has the future workshop meant for the elderly who had participated?


The garden
The garden new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community


The afternoon coffee
The afternoon coffee new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community


Response from the participants
Response from the participants new ordinary housing alternative combined with care in the community

”This has given me an

opportunity to express

my own opinions”

”It has been fun to

discuss with others and to

hear the views

of others”

”It feels important to

paticipate, to be able to be

active”



”The future workshop helpful in practice”

provides an opportunity to take part in the process of change”

”We have learned to know each other”


”It is very important for one's self-esteem” helpful in practice”

”One gets knowledge, one can have influence in one´s old age”


Summary of results
Summary of results helpful in practice”

  • A viable way to encourage seniors and staff to be involved in change work that affects them

  • It produced numerous concrete suggestions for various acitvities which seniors, staff, other stakeholders and volunteers want to elaborate further in collaboration


Theoretical connection
Theoretical connection helpful in practice”

Social Pedagogy

Empowerment

Social Networks and Support



New housing concept
New housing concept helpful in practice”

  • Senior housing for assisted living

    Barrierfree

    Coordinator

    Localities for joint activities

    Eatingtogether

    (SOU 2008:113 Bo bra hela livet. Slutbetänkande från Äldredelegationen)

    GrowingOlderLivingWell program 2010-2012


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