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"Time is more important than anything else": Tensions of time in home care of older adults in Ireland
Timonen, Virpi
This article explores perceptions of time reported by service users, family carers, care workers, nurses, social workers and agency managers across home support services for older adults in Ireland. The findings are organised around: time spent waiting for care; time spent ‘processing’ care across primary and secondary care boundaries; time and person-centred care; and time, technology and communication. Time emerges as a problematic aspect of all processes and structures around formal home care, suggesting that addressing issues around time is central to resolving systemic challenges. Greater flexibility in time allocation and effective communication among stakeholders could improve experiences of care.
Keyword(s): Time; Care; Older people; Ireland
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): McDonald, A., Lolich, L., Timonen, V., Warters, A. "Time is more important than anything else": Tensions of time in home care of older adults in Ireland, International Journal of Care and Caring, 2019
First Indexed: 2019-08-28 06:12:03 Last Updated: 2020-07-28 06:29:16