Ageing and elder care research group

Research group

The ageing and elder care research group is a multidisciplinary research group focusing on the management and organizational issues of elder care and on issues related to the wellbeing of older people in national and international contexts.

The ageing and elder care research group is a multidisciplinary research group (incl. social gerontology, gerontological social work, health and social management, organization sciences), which addresses various elder care management and organizational issues and the wellbeing of older people from multi-agency perspectives. The effectiveness of services is also studied with different methodical approaches.

The ageing and elder care research group focuses mostly on following themes.

1) Integration, management and quality in elder care
3) Social exclusion in later life and gerontological social work
2) The impact of environment (Inc. digital solutions) on wellbeing of the older people
4) Private social services and informal care in service provision

In addition, the effectiveness of elder care is evaluated in different levels. For instance, these studies focus on service provision level questions, like the effects of the integration or work method level questions, like the effects of participatory group-based care management (see more e.g. Promeq-project).

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Group members - UEF

Other group members

  • Satu Ylinen, Tampereen yliopisto
    Satu Ylinen, Tampereen yliopisto
  • Marjo Ring, UEF jatko-opiskelija
    Marjo Ring, UEF jatko-opiskelija
  • Sara Haimi-Liikkanen, UEF jatko-opiskelija
    Sara Haimi-Liikkanen, UEF jatko-opiskelija
  • Susanne Hämäläinen, Savonia, UEF jatko-opiskelija
    Susanne Hämäläinen, Savonia, UEF jatko-opiskelija
  • Kaija Kokkonen, Kuopion kaupunki, UEF jatko-opiskelija
    Kaija Kokkonen, Kuopion kaupunki, UEF jatko-opiskelija
  • Sointu Riekkinen-Tuovinen, KYS
    Sointu Riekkinen-Tuovinen, KYS
  • Katri Savolainen, KYS
    Katri Savolainen, KYS