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Supporting models of care that address the social needs of older adults as they age

Chow, L. Jennifer Supporting models of care that address the social needs of older adults as they age. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Chow, L. Jennifer
Abstract:

This project investigated models of care that focused on the social needs of older
adults as they age. The project used foresight methodology to perform a horizon scan,
aggregating a variety of existing or emerging models to serve as a resource to improve
awareness for these models of care. Semi-structured interviews with older adults, friends
and family of older adults, service providers, and experts led to seven emergent themes.
Social network resilience emerged as a major theme for supporting social needs of older
adults. Three design qualities for supporting resilience were proposed. Models of care
from the horizon scan were evaluated based on these three qualities and model strengths
were combined with strengths from parallel challenges, to create a design tool. The design
tool synthesizes a set of service provider guidelines for building social network resilience.

Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 18:17
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 18:17
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/111

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