An ideal of "home" as the best site for living and dying in old age has become embedded in residential care policies and practices in many countries, often in tandem with neoliberal restructuring. This article compares the ways that two Canadian jurisdictions have approached this ideal, and identifies contradictions in the effects this policy direction has had for direct care workers and residents. The investigation reveals challenges and possibilities for gender equity.

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Journal Studies in Political Economy
Braedley, S, & Martel, G. (Gillian). (2015). Dreaming of home: Long-term residential care and (in) equities by design. Studies in Political Economy (Vol. 95, pp. 59–81). doi:10.1080/19187033.2015.11674946