Caring for older people at home


The subjects of care and support networks

Taking care of the elderly and promoting home care means supporting individuals in their ongoing personal objectives, taking into account the vulnerability and possible loss of autonomy, as well as the resources available to continue to gain and understanding challenges and possibilities of future. 

Caring for older people at home: The logic of caring

Supporting the elderly subjects, through interventions of home care and long term care means “taking care” of each ones, valuing identity and personal history and forming respect for human dignity. With the construction of consistent and reciprocal ties it is possible to cross boundaries of personal identity which expands the opportunities for inclusion and integration.