The Age of Supported Independence

Voices of In-home Care

Authors: Hale, Beatrice, Barrett, Patrick, Gauld, Robin

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  • Presents a variety of perspectives: demographic, policy and practice
  • Provides an innovative critique of the policy of aging-in-place
  • Highlights important but often overlooked elements of daily living
  • Offers global voices of older people, their family members and care workers
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This book investigates the experiences of older people who remain at home with care. It examines the transition points for the important life changes faced by family members who take on a greater care-giving role.

The book draws on demographic analyses and qualitative fieldwork to explore the shift from independence to increasing dependence, and suggests that this transition constitutes movement into a new stage of life, that of an Age of Supported Independence. Applying the anthropological concept of rites of passage in their analysis, the authors focus on the changes in everyday living within the spatial environment of the home, the temporal organization of daily life, and the reshaping of relationships. They suggest that many older people – as well as the family members who become carers – remain in a state of ‘liminality’: unable to make sense of their new situation and experience and, despite assumptions that ageing-in-place sustains social connectedness, excluded from their communities.

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“This book present a compelling case for a shift in thinking about the stages of the Third Age. By building on the “voices” of the adults and caregivers who are living in this age of “supported independence,” the authors effectively challenge our current notion of the aging process and the people who are living this experience. Real-world stories and experiences capture the day-to-day challenges for care recipients, caregivers, and extended family. The Age of Supported Independence: Voices of In-Home Care is vitally important as our population worldwide is aging in greater numbers than ever before. It is a highly recommended reading for social workers in the practice, program development, and policy-making arenas.”

International Journal of Social Welfare, volume 21 (2012), p.226


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Demographic and Policy Context of Supported Independence in Later Life

    Hale, Dr. Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • The Move from Independence

    Hale, Dr. Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

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  • Space and Liminality

    Hale, Dr. Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

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  • Temporality and Liminality

    Hale, Dr. Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

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  • Relational Transitions

    Hale, Dr. Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 140,39 €
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Softcover 140,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Age of Supported Independence
Book Subtitle
Voices of In-home Care
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8814-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8814-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8813-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9134-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 131
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