Experiences of older people with dementia: homecare enablement to support transitions in daily life at home
Chung, P. 2019. Experiences of older people with dementia: homecare enablement to support transitions in daily life at home. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022619856555
Introduction: The majority of people with dementia live at home. Homecare enablement services are considered an important short-term intervention, using a person-centred approach. Little is known about people with dementia’s perspectives of theservices. This study aimed to explore the users’ experiences.
Method: Following ethical approval, participants who had recently used homecare enablement services were invited to participate
Findings: Sixteen participants with dementia and eight carers took part. Three key themes were revealed: the meaning of enablement in later life; homecare enablement services as instrumental to support transitions in daily life; and enablement through activity engagement in everyday life.
Conclusion: The scope of homecare enablement services is evolving to meet the requirements of the Care Act of 2014 and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. Services’ improvements and redesign must consider the viewpoints of people with dementia.
|Keywords||Dementia; agency; enablement, homecare; ADL; perspectives of people with dementia; occupational therapy|
|Journal||British Journal of Occupational Therapy|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022619856555|
|Online||01 Jul 2019|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||02 Jul 2019|
|Accepted||22 May 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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