Work organisation and innovation: Case study: Care Home X, Finland

Care Home X is a long-term care unit with traditional elderly care wards but which also has psychiatric wards and a Swedish-speaking elderly care ward. In Finland arranging care for the elderly is the responsibility of the municipalities. The ward hosts/hostesses are in charge of various recreation activities. The goal of the group activities was to mobilise the seniors to use their hands. In 2010 activity records showed that the ward host’s work consisted of planning and organising the work, hosting clubs, working on the ward and helping seniors personally. The ward activity consisted of singing, doing crafts and spending time together.
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