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Vem får flytta till särskilt boende? - En kvalitativ studie om handläggningsarbetet inom äldreomsorgen

Vikard, Stefan LU (2018) SOPA63 20181
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of the conducted study was to analyse how care managers are using their discretion and the frontline practice in needs assessment and decision-making regarding elderly people applying for special forms of accommodation for older persons in need for special support, so-called “retirement home” (Social Services Act, 2001:453). The study was done with qualitative methods with semistructured interviews with four different care managers. The main question in the interviews was what are the crucial needs for the elderly to move to retirement home and how much influence the care managers and the elderly have in the process. In order to analyze the material the theory of discretion and street-level bureaucracy used. The study showed that... (More)
The aim of the conducted study was to analyse how care managers are using their discretion and the frontline practice in needs assessment and decision-making regarding elderly people applying for special forms of accommodation for older persons in need for special support, so-called “retirement home” (Social Services Act, 2001:453). The study was done with qualitative methods with semistructured interviews with four different care managers. The main question in the interviews was what are the crucial needs for the elderly to move to retirement home and how much influence the care managers and the elderly have in the process. In order to analyze the material the theory of discretion and street-level bureaucracy used. The study showed that care managers have greater latitude for investigate what needs the elderly have, but they are limited in decision of efforts to the needs. The study also showed that your care needs have to be 24 hours a day to have the right to move to a retirement home. These were directives that care managers get from the organization. The result showed that there was a difference between physical and mental needs, where physical was of greater importance. (Less)
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Vikard, Stefan LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Care managers, Street-level bureaucracy, retirement home, Social Services Act, elderly care
language
Swedish
id
8957286
date added to LUP
2018-09-07 12:22:57
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2018-09-07 12:22:57
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  abstract     = {The aim of the conducted study was to analyse how care managers are using their discretion and the frontline practice in needs assessment and decision-making regarding elderly people applying for special forms of accommodation for older persons in need for special support, so-called “retirement home” (Social Services Act, 2001:453). The study was done with qualitative methods with semistructured interviews with four different care managers. The main question in the interviews was what are the crucial needs for the elderly to move to retirement home and how much influence the care managers and the elderly have in the process. In order to analyze the material the theory of discretion and street-level bureaucracy used. The study showed that care managers have greater latitude for investigate what needs the elderly have, but they are limited in decision of efforts to the needs. The study also showed that your care needs have to be 24 hours a day to have the right to move to a retirement home. These were directives that care managers get from the organization. The result showed that there was a difference between physical and mental needs, where physical was of greater importance.},
  author       = {Vikard, Stefan},
  keyword      = {Care managers,Street-level bureaucracy,retirement home,Social Services Act,elderly care},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem får flytta till särskilt boende? - En kvalitativ studie om handläggningsarbetet inom äldreomsorgen},
  year         = {2018},
}