Differences in Home-Care Services in Finland for Older Adults between 2012 and 2019 : A Developmental Evaluation Study
Sanerma, Päivi; Paavilainen, Eija; Åstedt-Kurki, Päivi (2022)
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This study aimed to evaluate differences in client-centered approaches to home-care services for older adults from the perspectives of nurses and service managers in Finland. The research method used developmental evaluation. Developmental activities for client-centered services were implemented in three home-care organizations between 2012 and 2019. Home care nurses and service managers were interviewed individually and in groups at the beginning and end of the development process. Then, four categories of differences enabling operating models in client-centered care were identified: modernized client-centered service patterns, comprehensive service coordination, digital service environments technology utilization, and changing human resources. This study found a positive trend in adopting a client-centered approach and technology in home care services. In the implementation of home care practices, innovations for client-centered implementation of homecare should consider the renewal of service models, development of case management, and development and utilization of technology in homecare operating environments.
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