"In August, I Counted 24 Different Names": Swedish Older Adults' Experiences of Home Care. By: Ernsth Bravell, Marie; Bennich, Maria; Walfridsson, Carola. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Sep2021, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p1020-1028. 9p.

In Sweden, many older adults receive care in their own homes. However, their perceptions of the experience of receiving home care has not been sufficiently examined. This study aimed to explore older adults’ experiences of receiving care and services in their homes and their perceptions of the care that they had received. In-depth interviews were conducted with 29 older adults. There were individual differences in their level of participation, but they mostly perceived their participation in the planning and provision of home care to be limited. Furthermore, their needs (and wishes), especially those that pertained to different aspects of time, were not always gratified. Organizational factors and care providers’ lack of competence and high levels of time pressure influenced their perceptions of care. It is important to consider the perspectives of older care recipients when developing home care.