A “sense of home”: perceptions and expectations of elderly people about residential care facilities

The rise in life expectancy over the past twenty years has led to an increase of number of older people in high-income countries (WHO, 2016). Age brings changes in lifestyle, social relationships, and health. Older people has specific social, relational and health complex needs. The elderly and their families often realize that their homes and competences are no longer sufficient to support the high complexity of their needs.

From Care in the Home to the Transformation of Other Care Environments in Homes

Human beings have a vital need of being cared by the others. Human fullness is not independence but rather a personal development that includes a balanced relation with the environment, a continuous enrichment that emerges from the relationships we establish with those around us. In other words, there is no personal fullness without the development of our social dimension.

The home: purpose, function, work and care

A human organization can be defined as a group of people with different motivations that collaborate in a common purpose or goal that everyone is interested in, albeit for different reasons. The differences between different types of organizations are likely to be 1) in the common purpose or external mission of the organization, 2) in the degree of involvement of the members, 3) in the mechanisms of coordination of the actions of the members to achieve the common purpose and 4) in the temporal projection of the project.

The Healthy Home – Child development at early stage

It will firstly describe how life in large cities like London, Barcelona, New York or Moscow is getting more and more unhealthy as they are experiencing increased pressure from human encroachment in many forms. Special emphasis will be made on different types of pollution that may affect homes located in such cities, like traffic and industrial pollution as well as human noise, which is another type of urban pollution that is also disturbing the ecosystem

Homage to The Home - Creative Disruption and The On-Demand Economy

There is little argument that the current on-demand economy, also knows as, the “gig economy”, is creating career opportunities outside the traditional classifications and reinventing the definition of jobs and work. This is especially true for women, working mothers along with their homes and families.

The Influence of Design at Home: From Elegance to Efficiency

Households have undergone great changes in recent centuries. However, the influence that design has had on these changes has seldom been shown. Everything that surrounds us is design, as Paul Rand said, and yet we generally do not realise the influence design has on our lives. We know that hospitals are usually painted in light colours because they transmit peace or supermarkets are structured so that we buy more products. But we rarely use these strategies in our homes. At least, we were not so conscious of it until the arrival of the organisational expertise of Marie Kondo (2014).

The long road towards sustainability

About 67 million people around the world qualify as domestic workers, 11,5 of whom are migrants, whereas 80% are women. The latter account for more than half of the migrant workforce. Domestic workers play a crucial role as far as the management of homes worldwide is concerned. In fact, they manage households and take care of children, old people and people with disabilities, thus enabling the members of the employer’s household, especially women, to work elsewhere and devote their time and energy to other domains.

The Home: Multidisciplinary Reflections

Many social and human problems have several dimensions, can be analyzed from different scientific disciplines and are dynamic in nature, that is, their short-term consequences do not match their long-term consequences, because they involve people’s freedom and their ability to learn and change. These problems must be viewed from a broad, dynamic, open approach that is not only interdisciplinary, that is, drawing on several disciplines in order to understand problems in all their complexity, but also multidisciplinary, seeking to develop new models based on broader assumptions than those of the different sciences individually, to find creative, effective, sustainable solutions.

Vulnerability

A theorist facing what might seem the purely practical problems of the relationship between work and home; a compiler of arguments about the obviously related topic of vulnerability... Vulnerability is certainly a fundamental aspect of human nature and therefore necessarily related both to moral psychology and the pursuit of moral truth, hence to virtue and vice, since ethics is essentially a practical discipline.

A Brief History of Housework, 1900 to Present

There is a big difference between the households of early twentieth century America and the households of the early twenty-first. Over the last hundred years, forces have wrought changes on households that had been largely unaltered for centuries. Industrialization, electrification, progressivism, feminism, and consumerism, among others, have dramatically altered the way households function. Homes have shifted from their role as producers to a new role as consumers.