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1 Holistic Caring in the Home Paper presented at Equality and Social Justice in the 21st Century: Developing Alternatives. A Multi- disciplinary International Conference Wellington Park Hotel and The Queen’s University of Belfast 1 - 3 February 2006 Maureen and Jacqui O’Riordan

2 A care journey Our journey with our mother through Alzheimer's Developing and maintaining a holistic caring home environment There is something in the way - Identifying barriers to developing a holistic care context Thinking about care

3 A journey through our mother’s illness Something seems wrong … Repeating again, again, and again Do we really want to know … Diagnosis, And then … –Wandering –Clinging –Continuous talking … –Wanting to go home

4 A journey through our mother’s illness As we are progressing –Extra Personal hygiene and care –Renovating and buildings –Equipment - what, how, changing We need to care 24/7 with –support –Dignity Subjectify the caree/r/s

5 There is something in the way - Identifying barriers Availability - now where is my life? Issues in changing and adjusting –Is invisible not valued? –Isolation –Privacy and space in the home Current underlying assumptions in community/home care support

6 Gaps in supports in Ireland Not comprehensive enough little communication across supports –community –hospital Limited training Rigidity of service No overall co-ordination in community care Public day care ? Good people working within an ineffective system Objectified Care System

7 Necessary supports that would be helpful Flexibility in support service What are the Questions ? Initial and on-going training for workers Communication across services Co-ordinates service support – one step ahead instead of 10 steps behind Pressure on services ? pressuring the vulnerable is not justifiable

8 Developing and maintaining a holistic caring home environment Support in the now Frightened/Frustrated? –Reverse the negative –Reassure Lateral thinking –Find ways of communicating –Keep conversing Keep up involvement and participation –Embrace the wider community – Be an advocate Dignity

9 Different needs at different times Early on Establishing a routine Going through Adjusting to change Getting on Following up Still there

10 Closing Statement Care that is focused on the person Care that recognises the agency of the person – finding diverse ways of interaction Care that dignifies the caring context Supports that enable sustained continuation of care Always a person


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