Tuning the everyday to the modification

Poster (RES)

Robbert Kruijne1, Staffan Josephsson2

1) University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, Netherlands 2) Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

The aim of this study was to explore and describe how some older adults in one Dutch municipality experienced and lived with home modification services.

A case study design was used including three selected participants that were having physical impairment and that had recived home modifications in their own homes. Data was gathered by the use of participant observations and writing of fieldnotes. Data was analysed with help of a qualitive comparative analysis.

Analysis showed one main theme: Tuning the everyday to the modification involving three negotiating processes: "negotiating routines", "negotiating dependence" and "negotiating safety". Further results identified that this tuning process is shaped by onging interactions between the negotiating processes, in which home modifications have to find it's place.

The presentation aims to present the findings of this study and discuss the findings in relation to their use in practice with a diverse clients population

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