In this research on intergenerational care, Jolanda Lindenberg will focus on the paradoxical demands of the public debate versus the expectations of the elderly themselves about healthcare for the elderly. From a linguistic-anthropological perspective, she will conduct field research in a nursing home and a community centre in Amsterdam. With this research she will attempt to find answers to: What do the elderly understand about healthcare? How do the elderly ask for help and care? And whom do they prefer to ask for help? Answers to these questions will give us an interpretation of the conceptualization of healthcare, healthcare needs and intergenerational support. Jolanda also examines by means of daily interaction and implicit expressions, the social status and social identity of the elderly.
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