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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)


Aging in place the swedish context

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


Aging in place the swedish context

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


Further aims

Further aims

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.


Aging in place the swedish context

To let elderly people, together with staff

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 WorkshopRobert Jungk & Norbert Müllert

Participation

Empowerment

Responsibility


Participants

Participants

  • 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

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

Focus on a positive

vision

Letting the phantasy

flow without any

reservation


The phase of phantasy1

The Phase ofPhantasy

Every group created

its own vision –

”Utopian Draft”


The phase of implementation

The Phase of Implementation

Prepare an action

plan to

implement

different ideas

and solutions


Aging in place the swedish context

Follow-up and EvaluationWhat has happened?What has the future workshop meant for the elderly who had participated?


The garden

The garden


The afternoon coffee

The afternoon coffee


Response from the participants

Response from the participants

”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”


Aging in place the swedish context

”It feels important to participate, even if I cannot be helpful in practice”


Aging in place the swedish context

”The future workshop

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

”We have learned to know each other”


Aging in place the swedish context

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

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


Summary of results

Summary of results

  • 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

Social Pedagogy

Empowerment

Social Networks and Support


Aging in place the swedish context

The Participants in the ”Eksjö-project”


New housing concept

New housing concept

  • 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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