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Title
Caregiver supports: outcomes from the Medicare Alzheimer's disease demonstration.
First Author
Yordi, Cathleen L
Date of Pub
1997 Winter
Pages
97-117
Volume
19
Issue
2
Other Authors
Bostrom, Alan; DuNah Jr, Richard; Fox, Patrick; Newcomer, Robert; Wilkinson, Anne
Abstract
A randomized 3-year study assessed the effect of expanded community-based services and case management on 5,254 caregivers of dementia clients. A tested policy concern was whether the financing of formal care would result in a reduction of informal assistance. Unmet needs task assistance for the demonstration's treatment group caregivers decreased by 30 percent within 6 months and by about 20 percent over 36 months relative to controls. While treatment group members used slightly more formal care over time, there were no differences between treatment and control groups in primary caregiver hours after 36 months, or in the number of tasks in which primary or secondary caregivers provided assistance.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Social Support : Activities of Daily Living : Aged : Alzheimer Disease/economics/nursing : Caregivers/psychology : Case Management : Data Interpretation, Statistical : Financing, Government : Health Services Research/methods : Human : Medicare/utilization : Needs Assessment : Outcome Assessment (Health Care) : Pilot Projects : Stress, Psychological : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB99-109639