Adult Foster Care for Older People: Blueprints for Hybrid Policy Innovation

Emilia Leinonen, Doctoral student

In my PhD project I'm interested in exploring the new housing and care service for older people called adult foster care. My dissertation consists of research articles where adult foster care for older people is analyzed as a hybrid housing and care service innovation and as semi-formal care work. Especially I'm interested in answering questions such as: What kind of a housing and care option is adult foster care? To whom is this housing and care option available? What experiences do older people, their relatives and their foster carers have on adult foster care? How foster carers can combine their work and family life?