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Äldre döva - betydelsen av ett eget seniorboende: En kvalitativ intervjuundersökning om hur ett specialutformat seniorboende påverkar äldre dövas upplevelse av välbefinnande.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Elderly deaf - The significance of an own senior housing. A qualitative interview studyon how special senior housing affects the experience of well-being of elderly deaf [translated title]The purpose of the study was to examine how elderly deaf people experience living in aspecial senior housing, which is the country’s first and only housing with sign language fordeaf and deafblind in the region of Stockholm. The focus was to study how this seniorhousing affected the well-being of the residents and their experience of this accommodation.The study was based on a qualitative method with semi-structured interviews. Interviews wereconducted with four residents who have lived in the senior housing for deaf and deafblindpeople since it opened in spring 2013. The theoretical perspective of the study was on how tocope with aging. The result shows that the residents chose to live in the sign languageenvironment which positively affected their well-being. In their previous accommodation theyhad felt alone and felt insecure when they wanted to communicate with and understand theirneighbours contrary to living in the sign language community. There were certain negativeeffects on the well-being of the residents since the senior housing did not have a caretaker, noplanned activities, no hobby room and lack of availability in this residential area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
deaf, older, elder, senior, well-being, quality of life, nursing home, senior housing
Keyword [sv]
döva, äldre, välbefinnande, livskvalitet, äldreboende, seniorboende
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100708OAI: diva2:695590
Available from: 2014-02-11 Created: 2014-02-11 Last updated: 2014-02-11Bibliographically approved

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