Understanding consumption within a care home

an interpretation of George's experiences of life and death

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Abstract

We are witnessing perhaps the most important shift in the history of mankind – the rapid ageing of the earth's population. This trend raises such issues as elderly care giving and living arrangements in old age. By virtue, the author suggests that managing service provision for elderly consumers within care homes is going to become an increasingly important issue as more consumers live longer and require care. Moreover, given the paucity of literature related to elderly consumers' understandings of such institutions this research aims to illuminate and distil this issue. Based on interpretive methods the author reveals that elderly consumers such as George actively consume life and death related experiences in order to create a meaningful existence within the context of a care home.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-178
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Consumer Behaviour
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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