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Doing ‘whatever they can imagine’: social task shifting in directly funded home care

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Directly funded home care provides funds to individuals to arrange their own services. We ask, what is unique about being a directly funded home care worker? Our qualitative case study in Manitoba, Canada, included an online survey of 95 directly funded workers and interviews with 13 key informants, 24 clients and/or family managers, and 23 workers. Framed by feminist and disability care theories, we found ‘social task shifting’, that is: work that keeps households running and supports socialising; front-line worker involvement in care administration; and blurred relationships. Some directly funded workers are empowered by social task shifting, though the expectations can feel limitless.
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Keywords: cash-for-care; direct payments; home care; task shifting

Affiliations: 1: University of Manitoba, Canada 2: Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada 3: St. Francis Xavier University, Canada 4: University of British Columbia, Canada 5: McMaster University, Canada

Appeared or available online: September 21, 2020

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