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How the care managers handle the situation when older people consider relocation to a residential home

Söderberg, Maria LU ; Ståhl, Agneta LU and Melin Emilsson, Ulla LU (2015) In British Journal of Social Work 45(8). p.2423-2440
Abstract
The aim of this article is to reveal how care managers handle the process when older people consider relocation to a residential home in a Swedish context. The article is based on vignette-based interviews with seven care managers. The main findings in the article are that the care managers assist older people in their decisions by turning ageing in place and relocation respectively into seemingly natural choices. In both approaches they use warrants related partly to ‘the best for older people’, partly to ‘the common good of economizing’. The conclusions drawn are that the care managers by applying risk management and extensive alliance-strategies are not really able to question their own work situation and that they perform their work in... (More)
The aim of this article is to reveal how care managers handle the process when older people consider relocation to a residential home in a Swedish context. The article is based on vignette-based interviews with seven care managers. The main findings in the article are that the care managers assist older people in their decisions by turning ageing in place and relocation respectively into seemingly natural choices. In both approaches they use warrants related partly to ‘the best for older people’, partly to ‘the common good of economizing’. The conclusions drawn are that the care managers by applying risk management and extensive alliance-strategies are not really able to question their own work situation and that they perform their work in a context of different parties restraining themselves. The implications for social work policy and practice are that the approach referring to older people’s self-determination while actually dealing in risk assessment must be thoroughly reconsidered. Other practical implications are that the idea of the purchaser/provider-model must be clarified, beyond the assessment of resources. (Less)
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discretion, care manager, residential home, relocation, older people
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British Journal of Social Work
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45
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8
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2423 - 2440
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Oxford University Press
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0045-3102
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10.1093/bjsw/bcu075
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this article is to reveal how care managers handle the process when older people consider relocation to a residential home in a Swedish context. The article is based on vignette-based interviews with seven care managers. The main findings in the article are that the care managers assist older people in their decisions by turning ageing in place and relocation respectively into seemingly natural choices. In both approaches they use warrants related partly to ‘the best for older people’, partly to ‘the common good of economizing’. The conclusions drawn are that the care managers by applying risk management and extensive alliance-strategies are not really able to question their own work situation and that they perform their work in a context of different parties restraining themselves. The implications for social work policy and practice are that the approach referring to older people’s self-determination while actually dealing in risk assessment must be thoroughly reconsidered. Other practical implications are that the idea of the purchaser/provider-model must be clarified, beyond the assessment of resources.},
  author       = {Söderberg, Maria and Ståhl, Agneta and Melin Emilsson, Ulla},
  issn         = {0045-3102},
  keyword      = {discretion,care manager,residential home,relocation,older people},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {2423--2440},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {British Journal of Social Work},
  title        = {How the care managers handle the situation when older people consider relocation to a residential home},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcu075},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2015},
}