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Torgé, Cristina JoyORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0877-4759
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Torgé, C. J. (2018). “Being in-Between”: Spouses that cohabit with and provide care for their partners in nursing homes. Journal of Applied Gerontology
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Applied Gerontology, ISSN 0733-4648, E-ISSN 1552-4523Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

It is increasingly possible for couples with differing care needs to move to nursing homes together. To our knowledge, this is the first study about spousal caregiving in this context. This study explores spouse and staff experiences when relatively healthy spouses cohabit with and provide care to their partners in Swedish nursing homes. The overarching theme, ?being in-between,? reflects the spouse?s overlapping role transition and the staff?s unfamiliarity with the spouse?s role. The spouses are both ?insiders? and ?outsiders? and are torn between maintaining and letting go of caregiving. Meanwhile, the staff express concern about the spouse?s need for respite yet being constantly present, and struggle to balance the staff?s and the spouse?s control of the caregiving situation. This article provides insight into the challenges experienced by spouses who accompany their partners to residential care and how to best support them in this unfamiliar role.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
nursing homes, co-resident, family, caregiving, spouse
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41673 (URN)10.1177/0733464818803007 (DOI)30270712 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85059103624 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-00131
Note

Supplemental material for this article is available online.

Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2019-01-07
Bülow, P. H., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Torgé, C. J., Ernsth-Bravell, M. & Jegermalm, M. (2018). Care and living conditions for older people with severe mental illness in a Swedish municipality. In: : . Paper presented at Nationell forskningskonferens i socialt arbete, 9-10 October 2018, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Care and living conditions for older people with severe mental illness in a Swedish municipality
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2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42069 (URN)
Conference
Nationell forskningskonferens i socialt arbete, 9-10 October 2018, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Torgé, C. J. (2018). Dilemma of Maintaining Nearness and Maintaining Distance. In: : . Paper presented at Aging & Society: 8th Interdisciplinary Conference, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 18–19 September 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dilemma of Maintaining Nearness and Maintaining Distance
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41623 (URN)
Conference
Aging & Society: 8th Interdisciplinary Conference, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 18–19 September 2018
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Jegermalm, M., Wilińska, M., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P. H., Bülow, P. & Torgé, C. J. (2018). Filling the gaps? The role of voluntary organizations in supporting older people with severe mental illnesses. Nordic Social Work Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Filling the gaps? The role of voluntary organizations in supporting older people with severe mental illnesses
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2018 (English)In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Older people ageing with severe mental illness (SMI) usually fall in between mental health care and old age care services. The role of informal care in filling this gap is recognized. The role of other welfare providers, such as voluntary organizations, is unclear. The aim of this article is to analyze and discuss local voluntary organizations' ability to recognize and respond to the needs of older people with SMI in the community.

11 local organizations focusing on mental illness, social care or old age were identified in a mid-sized Swedish city. Seven voluntary organizations participated in the study.

Our analysis revealed three overarching themes: 'Age as a non-issue?', 'Public and voluntary sector (non)links' and 'organizational vulnerabilities'. Our results show that older people with SMI are to some extent also invisible in the voluntary sector. We were also able to discern differences in the 'we-for-us' organizations that provide support for their own members with SMI, and 'we-for-them' organizations that provide help to a broader group.

Overall, older people with SMI remain a relatively invisible as a group for the voluntary organizations. We discuss these findings in relation to the specificity of the group and welfare contexts of voluntary work in communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Older people; severe mental illness; civil society; voluntary organizations
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42266 (URN)10.1080/2156857X.2018.1555096 (DOI)HHJADULTIS, HHJARNIS, HHJSALVEIS (Local ID)HHJADULTIS, HHJARNIS, HHJSALVEIS (Archive number)HHJADULTIS, HHJARNIS, HHJSALVEIS (OAI)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-00223
Available from: 2018-12-10 Created: 2018-12-10 Last updated: 2018-12-10
Gimbler Berglund, I. & Torgé, C. J. (2018). Goda exempel på konkret internationalisering på hemmaplan. Med fokus på lärare och deras kompetenser. In: : . Paper presented at Internationaliseringsdagarna – från strategisk agenda till handling. 6-7 November 2018, Universitets- och högskolerådet (UHR), Uppsala University, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Goda exempel på konkret internationalisering på hemmaplan. Med fokus på lärare och deras kompetenser
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42058 (URN)
Conference
Internationaliseringsdagarna – från strategisk agenda till handling. 6-7 November 2018, Universitets- och högskolerådet (UHR), Uppsala University, Sweden
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P., Torgé, C. J., Wilińska, M., Bülow, P. H. & Jegermalm, M. (2018). Older people with and without mental illness – Register-based population study from Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018, Oslo, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older people with and without mental illness – Register-based population study from Sweden
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41624 (URN)
Conference
The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018, Oslo, Norway
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved
Hedman, K. & Torgé, C. J. (2018). Räddningstjänstens suicidpreventionsarbete i Region Jönköpings län. In: : . Paper presented at CISA (Centrum för interprofessionell samverkan och sambruk inom akut vård) Konferens: Prestigelöst samarbete över organisations- och professionsgränser, 23 October 2018, Linneus University, Växjö, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Räddningstjänstens suicidpreventionsarbete i Region Jönköpings län
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42068 (URN)
Conference
CISA (Centrum för interprofessionell samverkan och sambruk inom akut vård) Konferens: Prestigelöst samarbete över organisations- och professionsgränser, 23 October 2018, Linneus University, Växjö, Sweden
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Wilińska, M., Bülow, P. H., Bülow, P., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Jegermalm, M. & Torgé, C. J. (2018). Severe mental illness from a life course perspective – the meaning of times and spaces. Narratives by older people living in homes for the Elderly. In: : . Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018, Oslo, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Severe mental illness from a life course perspective – the meaning of times and spaces. Narratives by older people living in homes for the Elderly
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41627 (URN)
Conference
The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018, Oslo, Norway
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Torgé, C. J., Ernsth-Bravell, M., Bülow, P., Wilińska, M., Bülow, P. H. & Jegermalm, M. (2018). Similarities and Differences when Comparing Older People with Severe Mental Illness and a Population-based Study of Older People: Care and Living Conditions for Older People with Severe Mental Illness. In: : . Paper presented at Aging & Society: 8th Interdisciplinary Conference, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 18–19 September 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Similarities and Differences when Comparing Older People with Severe Mental Illness and a Population-based Study of Older People: Care and Living Conditions for Older People with Severe Mental Illness
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41628 (URN)
Conference
Aging & Society: 8th Interdisciplinary Conference, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 18–19 September 2018
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Torgé, C. J. (2018). Whose right to a “Reasonable Level of Living”? Spouses with differing care needs in Swedish nursing homes. The Journal of Aging and Social Change, 8(1), 45-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Whose right to a “Reasonable Level of Living”? Spouses with differing care needs in Swedish nursing homes
2018 (English)In: The Journal of Aging and Social Change, ISSN 2576-5310, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 45-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, eligibility to move to a nursing home is usually based on an individual needs assessment. In 2012, an amendment to the Social Services Act was enacted, giving persons with residential care the right to live with a spouse in the nursing home, even if the spouse is relatively healthy and does not need nursing care. In this article, two contrasting case studies of cohabiting couples are presented. These case studies are based on field observations and qualitative interviews with the couples and staff in two nursing homes in two Swedish municipalities. The article shows that local municipal guidelines, establishing who has the right to help and care, affect the ways that both the staff and the couple talk about the spouse’s rights and roles as a coresident in the nursing home. In the two cases, there were also different staff attitudes about the spouse’s need for support in the role as spousal caregiver.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Common Ground Research Networks, 2018
Keywords
Residential Care, Couple, Cohabitation
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38697 (URN)10.18848/2576-5310/CGP/v08i01/45-60 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved
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