InCareS – Environment: Individualised Care Environment to Support self-management and independence

Care environment is an under-used resource in the care of older people making this research topic utmost important. InCareS Environment research focus on analysing the impact of care environment on patient outcomes, explaining variations in care individualization, analysing individuals’ own resources to enhance their own conditions, self-management, independence and meaningful life in different care environments. Environment is defined in terms of physical, build environment, social and symbolic (culture, language, religion/ spirituality, society norms) environment.

Researchers / doctoral students:

  • Taina Kivimäki: Safety at home of older people
  • Emmanouil Papaioannou: Self-Neglect of the elders: Identifying, understanding, and solutions
  • Kristiina Toivonen: Supporting spirituality as a part of symbolic environment of older adults with memory disorder in the nursing care

Researchers / master students:

  • Laura Galani: Iäkkään henkilön itsensä laiminlyönti – arviointityökalun validointi
  • Aino Impilä: Kuvataide hoitoympäristössä
  • Niina Wahlroos: Ikääntyneiden asumispalveluiden fyysinen ympäristö